Press Releases

October 9, 2020 Press Release
ICYMI: Aguilar Announces $10.5 Million and National Recognition for CSUSB Cybersecurity Center
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) has been designated as the Community National Center for Cybersecurity Education by the National Security Agency (NSA). This designation includes a $10.5 million federal grant and will allow CSUSB to act as the leading institution to develop and train the next generation of cybersecurity experts.
October 2, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Votes to Pass $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 925, the updated Heroes Act. The bill provides $2.2 trillion in coronavirus relief for the American people, including a second round of direct payments to most Americans, modifications to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to support small businesses, rent assistance funding, funding for schools to safely teach students, and an extension of federal supplemental unemployment benefits through January 31, 2021. The bill also includes additional funding for COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccination efforts.
September 30, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $520,000 for Inland Empire Affordable Housing Programs
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services, Inc. (NPHS) has been awarded $520,000 by the United States Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund. The grant will help fund NPHS’ Community Investment Trust, which provides down payment assistance, home repair and solar financing to low-to-moderate income residents of Riverside and San Bernardino County.
September 25, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $375,000 for Inland Empire Small Business Loans
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that AmPac Business Capital of Grand Terrace has received $375,000 from the US Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund for the AmPac Business Loan program. The program provides loans of up to $100,000 for Inland Empire small businesses to be used for hiring employees, growing inventory and other business-growth needs.
September 18, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $2.4 Million in Coronavirus Relief for Inland Empire Affordable Housing Programs
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB), the largest provider of affordable housing in the County, received $2,403,166 in additional CARES Act funding for Housing Assistance Payments. These payments allow HACSB to subsidize rent payments for low-income families, helping to reduce homelessness and keep more families safe in their homes during the coronavirus crisis.
September 14, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $500,000 for Inland Empire Health Care
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced more than $500,000 in federal grant funding for three Inland Empire health care providers. SAC Health System (SACHS), a San Bernardino-based community health care provider, received a total of $369,750 split between two grants, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (SBCDPH) received $93,013 and Inland Behavioral Health Services received $45,750. The funding comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and will allow local health care providers to invest in patient services like addiction counseling, mental health services, vaccine readiness and more.
September 11, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $2.2 Million for Inland Empire Head Start
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the County of San Bernardino Preschool Services Department received $2,201,714 from the US Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Grant Program. The funds will be used for workforce retention and training programs for Head Start teachers in San Bernardino County.
September 10, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $200,000 to Combat Opioid Crisis in San Bernardino County
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Reach Out, an Upland-based nonprofit organization, received $200,000 in federal funding from the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) for their Morongo Basin Opioid Project. The project supports community engagement, treatment and recovery assistance to help combat the opioid crisis in eastern San Bernardino County.
September 9, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $34,000 for Redlands Fire Department Protective Equipment
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Redlands Fire Department received $34,081.82 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) COVID-19 Supplemental Program. The funding will be used to help the Department purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect firefighters from contracting COVID-19. Equipment to be purchased includes, respiratory protection (N95 and P100 masks), protective gowns, eye coverings and more.
September 4, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Presents Medals to Family of World War II Veteran
In a virtual ceremony, Rep. Pete Aguilar presented eleven medals and commendations to the family of Tech Corporal Murry Pruyne, a veteran of World War II. After nearly twenty years of trying to retrieve his father’s medals, Donald Pruyne of Fontana contacted Rep. Aguilar’s office in June of this year and Rep. Aguilar was able to secure the medals shortly after. Rep. Aguilar presented the medals to the Pruyne family in a virtual ceremony held yesterday.

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