Community Project Funding Submissions

Projects are listed in alphabetical order by recipient. 

Project Name: COVID-19 Response Expanded Mental Health Services
Proposed Recipient: Children's Fund, Inc.
Address of the Proposed Recipient: 348 Hospitality Lane, #110, San Bernardino, California 92408
Request Amount: $100,000
Explanation of the Request: Unfortunately, the need to support children suffering abuse has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding would be used for supporting vulnerable and displaced children in the Inland Empire with appropriate, trauma-informed mental healthcare at the Children’s Fund Child Abuse Forensic Assessment Center. This is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds because it supports underserved and vulnerable children in the Inland Empire.
Letter of Certification 

Project Name: Rancho Cucamonga Second Story and Beyond Project
Proposed Recipient: City of Rancho Cucamonga
Address of Recipient: 10500 Civic Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga California 91730.
Request Amount: $1,000,000
Explanation of the Request: The funding would be used for developing STEM-related museum exhibits and educational programming for K-12 students to inspire the next generation of scientists in the Inland Empire. This is an appropriate use of taxpayer funding because it increases access to educational opportunities for residents in the 31st congressional district and engages students in STEM at a young age. The City will also conduct outreach to underserved, underrepresented, and minority communities to bring diversity to STEM fields, including in space exploration and research.
Letter of Certification

Project Name: City of Redlands Emergency Operations Center Improvement Project
Proposed Recipient: City of Redlands
Address of Recipient:  35 Cajon Street, Redlands, California 92373
Request Amount: $850,000
Explanation of the Request: The funding would be used to address operational and functional needs at the Emergency Operations Center. This project is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars because it will ensure the facility is prepared to respond to any catastrophic events or natural disasters, including earthquakes and fires, in the Inland Empire.
Letter of Certification 

Project Name: City of Rialto’s Body Worn-Camera Upgrade
Proposed Recipient: City of Rialto
Address of Recipient: 150 S. Palm Avenue, Rialto, California 92376
Request Amount: $700,000
Explanation of the Request: The funding would be used for supporting 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 is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars because it 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.
Letter of Certification

Project Name: Downtown Upland Main Street Economic Recovery and Revitalization Project
Proposed Recipient: City of Upland
Address of Recipient: 460 N. Euclid Avenue, Upland, California 91786
Request Amount: $1,000,000
Explanation of the Request: This project 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. It is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars because it will help the community’s small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Letter of Certification

Project Name: Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Blitz Build
Proposed Recipient: Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area Inc.
Address of Recipient: 25948 Business Center Drive, Redlands, California 92374
Request Amount: $800,000
Explanation of the Request: This project will construct at least four veterans homes for honorably discharged veterans in California’s 31st congressional district, specifically in the city of San Bernardino. This is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars because it provides veterans who served their country affordable housing options, and prevent veterans from becoming homeless.
Letter of Certification

Project Name: Moving KVCR into the Future
Proposed Recipient: KVCR Inland Future’s Foundation
Address of the Proposed Recipient: 701 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, California 92410
Request Amount: $900,000
Explanation of the Request: 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 supports students in the Inland Empire. It is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds because it supports students access to quality and hands-on education at San Bernardino Valley College, a Hispanic Serving Institution.
Letter of Certification

Project Name: Realizing Educational and Career Hopes (REACH) Project
Proposed Recipient: Mary's Mercy Center, Inc.
Address of Recipient: 641 Roberds Ave, San Bernardino, California 92411
Request Amount: $300,000
Explanation of the Request: The funding would be used for creating and implementing a comprehensive workforce development program for Mary’s Mercy Center’s homeless transitional housing program participants. This is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds because, 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.
Letter of Certification

Project Name: Increasing Access to Healthcare Program
Proposed Recipient: SAC Health System
Address of the Proposed Recipient: 250 S. G Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Request Amount: $375,000
Explanation of the Request: The funding would be used for increasing health center access to low-income residents of California's 31st congressional district 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 foods. This is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds because the program will address the numerous barriers that Inland Empire residents face when obtaining high quality healthcare by bringing healthcare to the low-income residents and improving health outcomes.
Letter of Certifiation

Project Name: San Bernardino International Airport Runway Repair Project
Proposed Recipient: San Bernardino International Airport Authority
Address of Recipient:  1601 E 3rd Street, San Bernardino, California 92408
Request Amount: $1,000,000
Explanation of the Request: Funding this project will ensure the airport can conduct critical repair work at the airport’s main runway. This is an appropriate use of taxpayer funding because it will support jobs in California’s 31st Congressional District.
Letter of Certification