Press Releases

October 21, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $920,000 for Inland Empire Health Care
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that SAC Health System (SACHS) has received a $919,991 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The funding will allow SACHS to improve and expand access to health care for low-income individuals in the Inland Empire and expand their coverage throughout the region.
October 15, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Honor Former Rep. Jerry Lewis
Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced the Jerry Lewis VA Clinic Act, legislation to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loma Linda VA clinic in Redlands after former Congressman and San Bernardino County native Jerry Lewis, who passed away earlier this year. Lewis served as Chairman of the Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee before serving as the Chairman of the full House Committee on Appropriations, where he helped secure billions of dollars in federal investments for the VA.
October 6, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $2.6 Million Federal Research Grant for Loma Linda University
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Loma Linda University (LLU) has received a $2.6 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The funding will be allocated over five years and allow LLU to conduct an in-depth research project into lung interoception.
October 1, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $86,500 for Rancho Cucamonga Fire Prevention Program
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District has received $86,500 from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program. The funding will be used to install smoke alarms in an estimated 1,650 mobile home and low-income housing units in the city serving roughly 5,000 residents.
September 24, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $777,000 for Inland Empire Housing Services

Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire (NHSIE) received $273,122 and Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services, Inc. (NPHS) received $504,450 in federal grant funding from NeighborWorks America through its Housing Stability Counseling Program (HSCP).

September 22, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $125,000 for Inland Empire Mental Health Services
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Reach Out, a San Bernardino County nonprofit, has received $124,950 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Mental Health Awareness Training grant program. The funding will be used for crisis response, mental health awareness and suicide prevention training to prevent suicide and mental health emergencies among young people in the Inland Empire.
September 15, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Makes Third Stop on Community Project Funding Tour at Habitat for Humanity Home
Rep. Pete Aguilar made the third stop on his Community Project Funding tour at a Habitat for Humanity home in Grand Terrace. The tour was launched to highlight the importance of finalizing federal investments into the community projects Aguilar successfully included in the House’s fiscal year 2022 funding package, which now awaits action by the Senate. Today’s stop highlights the need for funding to launch the Habitat for Humanity Veterans Blitz Build, which will provide homes for Inland Empire veterans in need of affordable housing.
September 14, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Hosts Key Congressional Leader Chairman David Price to Highlight Inland Empire Housing and Transportation Priorities
Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted Rep. David Price (NC-4), Chairman of the House Appropriations Transportation, Housing & Urban Development Subcommittee, for a tour of key Inland Empire housing and infrastructure priorities. Throughout the visit, Aguilar advocated for federal investment into key local projects such as the San Bernardino International Airport runway repair project, affordable housing developments under National CORE and expanded public transit options like the Redlands Passenger Rail.
September 10, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $5 Million for Inland Empire Health Care Programs
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that SAC Health System (SACHS), an Inland Empire community health care provider, has received more than $5 million in federal grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding includes $2,850,400 from the Teaching Health Center (THC) program and $2,625,000 from the Medication-Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction grant program.
September 7, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Takes Community Project Funding Tour to San Bernardino Nonprofit
Rep. Pete Aguilar made the second stop on his Inland Empire Community Project Funding tour at Mary’s Mercy Center, Inc., a San Bernardino-based nonprofit dedicated to helping end the cycle of homelessness in San Bernardino County. The Community Project Funding tour was launched after Aguilar secured funding for seven community-submitted projects in the House-passed fiscal year 2022 government funding package, including for the Mary’s Mercy Center Realizing Educational and Career Hopes (REACH) Project. The REACH Project provides skills training and education resources for homeless Inland Empire residents and connects them with resources to find jobs.

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