Community Project Funding

The U.S. House of Representatives will consider Community Project Funding (CPF) requests in the Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations process. This targeted funding will allow Members of Congress to advocate for a maximum of ten projects that serve the needs of our communities. 

To ensure projects are a good use of taxpayer funds, the House Appropriations Committee has established a number of requirements. The Committee has banned Community Project Funding for for-profit recipients, and has mandated that non-profit entities must provide documentation of their 501(c)(3) status. Requesting entities must ensure that they can meet relevant matching requirements and can execute funding by September 30, 2021. Further, all projects must demonstrate strong evidence of community support, including:

  • Letters in support of the project from elected community leaders
  • Press articles highlighting the need for the requested Community Project Funding
  • Support from editorial boards of local newspapers
  • Documentation that projects are listed on state or local use plans, community development plans, or other publicly available planning documents, including State Improvement Plans or Metropolitan Improvement Plans, or
  • Resolutions passed by city councils or school boards.

The Committee is committed to a transparent and open process for Community Project Funding. All requested projects submitted to the Committee will be posted on my official website and linked to a repository on the Committee’s website. Additionally, Congressman Aguilar is required to verify that he does not have a financial interest in the proposed projects.

Projects submitted by Congressman Aguilar can be viewed below:

Proposed Recipient

Project Name

Requested Amount

Summary

Letters of Certification

Children's Fund, Inc.

COVID-19 Response Expanded Mental Health Services

$100,000

The funding will provide support for vulnerable and displaced children in the Inland Empire with appropriate, trauma-informed mental healthcare at the Children’s Fund Child Abuse Forensic Assessment Center.

View letter here.

City of Rancho Cucamonga

Rancho Cucamonga Second Story and Beyond Project

$1,000,000

The funding will develop STEM-related museum exhibits and educational programming for K-12 students to inspire the next generation of scientists in the Inland Empire. The City will also conduct outreach to underserved, underrepresented, and minority communities to bring diversity to STEM fields, including in space exploration and research.

View letter here.

City of Redlands

City of Redlands Emergency Operations Center Improvement Project

$850,000

The funding will help address operational and functional needs at the Emergency Operations Center and will ensure the facility is prepared to respond to any catastrophic events or natural disasters, including earthquakes and fires, in the Inland Empire.

View letter here.

City of Rialto

City of Rialto’s Body Worn-Camera Upgrade

$700,000

The funding will support transparency in law enforcement by upgrading the city’s public safety body-worn camera system to be used by field (sworn and non-sworn) personnel. This project will build trust between Inland Empire residents and law enforcement, reduce use-of-force incidents, and simultaneously create a higher quality of evidence for law enforcement investigations.

View letter here.

City of Upland

Downtown Upland Main Street Economic Recovery and Revitalization Project

$1,000,000

The funding will revitalize the historic Upland downtown district to support small businesses, including through creating pedestrian friendly pathways, rehabilitating decayed public infrastructure, and increasing access to public transportation and will help the community’s small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

View letter here.

Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area Inc.

Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Blitz Build

$800,000

The funding will allow for the construction at least four homes for honorably discharged veterans in San Bernardino. The funding will provide veterans who served their country affordable housing options, and prevent veterans from becoming homeless.

View letter here.

KVCR Inland Future’s Foundation

Moving KVCR into the Future

$900,000

The funding would be used for providing Inland Empire community college students with educational experience and workplace training in public radio and broadcasting through continuance of KVCR and its related student programming. This funding will support KVCR’s development team, which will create programs to support students in the Inland Empire.

View letter here.

Mary's Mercy Center, Inc.

Realizing Educational and Career Hopes (REACH) Project

$300,000

The funding will create and implement a comprehensive workforce development program for Mary’s Mercy Center’s homeless transitional housing program participants. In partnership with the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department, the REACH Project will utilize evidence-based workforce development programming and supportive services to provide homeless men, women, and women with children with the foundation needed to obtain and retain employment leading to transitioning to safe and stable housing and self-sufficiency.

View letter here.

SAC Health System

Increasing Access to Healthcare Program

$375,000

The funding will increase health center access to low-income residents of San Bernardino County through the use of mobile healthcare. The medically underserved population is often unable to access care, lacks the resources to purchase medications, laboratory tests, and nutritious food, and this program will address the numerous barriers that Inland Empire residents face by bringing health care to the low-income residents and improving health outcomes.

View letter here.

San Bernardino International Airport Authority

San Bernardino International Airport Runway Repair Project

$1,000,000

The funding will ensure the airport can conduct critical repair work at the airport’s main runway and will help revitalize the airport and create good-paying jobs in San Bernardino.

View letter here.
 

Additionally, Members of Congress may submit projects for funding through the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I). See Rep. Aguilar's T&I requets here.