Community Project Funding Requests

Community Project Funding (CPF) is a new initiative for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) that allows Members of Congress to request direct funding for projects that benefit the communities they represent. CPF is separate from federal grants and funding apportioned by formula. 

CPF will be governed by strict requirements to promote transparency and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse. Notably, CPF will be available only to nonprofit organizations and to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments. In addition, only projects with evidence of strong levels of community support will be considered. This evidence can take a number of different forms, ranging from a letter from local stakeholders, letters to the editor in local papers, inclusion on state or local planning documents, support in city or state resolutions, and many more.

For FY22, CPF is available for 32 accounts. A summary of eligible accounts and their permitted uses can be found here. For detailed information about which factors the Appropriations Committee will consider, please review the Committee’s guidelines here.

Congressman Lieu’s Community Project Funding Requests for Fiscal Year 2022

NOTE: The projects are listed alphabetically by recipient.

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health, Human Services, Education and Related Agencies / Department of Health and Human Services / Health Resources and Services Administration

Project Name: Youth Wellness Center

Recipient: Beach Cities Health District

Address: 514 N. Prospect Avenue Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Project Description and Explanation: Funds will allow Beach Cities Health District to build a dedicated health facility to expand the “allcove” Youth Wellness Center, creating a one-stop shop for young people to access mental health and other services in Los Angeles County. Services will be provided regardless of ability to pay, which will help close the accessibility and affordability gap and reduce the health and economic burdens of untreated mental health concerns. By focusing on prevention and early intervention, the allcove Youth Wellness Center will be able to help identify mental health disorders from the outset, modifying risk exposure and strengthening the coping mechanisms of young people to help them establish a purposeful path in life. The project focuses on vulnerable and marginalized youth and populations of youth with known disparities such as LGBTQIA, homeless, and indigenous youth.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health, Human Services, Education and Related Agencies / Department of Health and Human Services / Health Resources and Services Administration

Project Name: Enhancing the Delivery of Virtual Education

Recipient: Cedars-Sinai

Address: 8700 Beverly Blvd, TSB 8711 Los Angeles, CA 90048

Amount Requested: $998,000

Project Description and Explanation: Cedars Sinai is a regional referral center for patients in areas such as cancer care, transplant, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and cardiology. This funding will allow Cedars Sinai to purchase simulation equipment upgrades to expand the Simulation Center at Cedars Sinai main campus. There is an increasing need to be able manage patients closer to their home both before and after treatment. This funding will allow Cedars Sinai to improve patient outcomes by providing advanced training to medical professionals who will be able to treat patients with complex medical issues closer to the patient’s home without the patient having to travel. There is a well-established correlation between patient outcomes and their proximity to their support network before and after treatment. Once properly validated Cedars Sinai will be able to bring the enormous breadth of the main campus’s expertise to other facilities.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development / Department of Housing and Urban Development / Economic Development Initiative (EDI)

Project Name: Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center

Recipient: City of Agoura Hills

Address: 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas, CA 91301

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Project Description and Explanation: The requested federal funding will serve as a much needed, one-time expense on capital improvement projects at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. The Center is a public facility that provides community services, recreation programs, regional services support, and special events and activities to a large, regional community in the Las Virgenes corridor of Los Angeles County.  This public facility is in need of major repairs and capital improvements to a very dilapidated infrastructure that includes a damaged roof, antiquated HVAC systems, aging infrastructure, and outdated technological hardware.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here


Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development / Department of Housing and Urban Development / Economic Development Initiative (EDI)

Project Name: Cool Neighborhood Project – Fairfax District

Recipient: City of Los Angeles

Address: 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Neighborhood Cooling Project will include cool pavement coating, street trees in empty parkways, new tree wells, tree maintenance, access ramps, and sidewalk repair. This project provides opportunities for urban cooling, urban greening, pedestrian improvements and improved public health. 

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Commerce, Justice, Science / U.S. Department of Justice / State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance – Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAG)

Project Name: Crisis and Incident Response through Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE) Pilot Program

Recipient: City of Los Angeles, Mayor's Office of City Homelessness Initiatives

Address: 200 N Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Amount Requested: $1,500,000

Project Description and Explanation: The pilot’s target will be non-emergency calls to 911 involving a person experiencing a mental health crisis and/or homelessness. CIRCLE calls will come to the LAPD’s 911 system or the police non-emergency number. LAPD dispatchers will be trained to recognize non-violent situations with a behavioral health and/or homelessness component, and route those calls to CIRCLE. A team will respond, assess the situation, and provide immediate stabilization in cases of urgent medical need or psychological crisis. These response teams will be equipped with one outreach worker, a licensed behavioral health clinician, and a community ambassador. They will also provide assessment, information, referral, advocacy and, when warranted, transportation to the next step in treatment.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development / Department of Housing and Urban Development / Economic Development Initiative (EDI)

Project Name: Santa Monica Parking Lot Affordable Housing Conversion

Recipient: City of Santa Monica

Address: 1318 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Amount Requested: $2,000,000

Project Description and Explanation: This project will convert a parking structure into affordable housing to provide permanent supportive housing for persons experiencing homelessness. This critical housing meets regional and national priorities and will provide housing for some of the neediest members of our community.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development / Department of Housing and Urban Development / Economic Development Initiative (EDI)

Project Name: Torrance Homelessness Response – Encampment Infrastructure

Recipient: City of Torrance

Address: Prairie and Challenger, Torrance, CA 90503; Interstate 405 at Van Ness and 190th, Torrance, CA 90504; Interstate 405 at Crenshaw and 190th, Torrance, CA 90504; Interstate 405 at Western and 190th, Torrance, CA 90504; Wilson Park, Torrance, CA 90501; Del Amo and Western Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90501

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Torrance Homelessness Response project has three key components: 1) Strengthen the City’s infrastructure at encampment sites; 2) Retain Outreach Workers and Housing Navigators; and 3) Identify City sites for potential permanent supportive or transitional housing. This request will allow four encampments to receive crucial infrastructure improvements such as wrought iron fencing, hazardous waste removal, and landscaping.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health, Human Services, Education and Related Agencies / Department of Labor / Training and Employment Services (WIOA Programs)

Project Name: SoCal ROC Workforce ReEntry Program

Recipient: Southern California Regional Occupational Center

Address: 2300 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Workforce ReEntry Program will work with 700 unemployed and displaced workers who are seeking to enter the workforce or to be retrained to change their career. Students will receive quality training that enables them to start a career that provides for their basic needs. Many of these training programs include state or national industry certifications. Students will receive assistance with enrollment fees and all necessary materials to be successful in their program of choice and employment search support services to assist with securing employment in their career pathway. SoCal ROC will provide students with all of the books, uniforms, and materials for their courses, as well as cover transportation costs. Funding used to cover enrollment fees will also include the cost for all state and national exams. Students will also benefit from soft skills training that will prepare them to write effective resumes and present themselves well during job interviews. SoCal ROC will conduct job fairs to give students the opportunity to meet with prospective employers. Students will have access to a digital job board linked to the school’s website connecting them to prospective employers.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health, Human Services, Education and Related Agencies / Department of Health and Human Services / Health Resources and Services Administration

Project Name: UCLA Mobile Healthcare Program

Recipient: Regents of the University of California

Address: 924 Westwood Blvd, Ste 300 Los Angeles, CA 90095

Amount Requested: $592,000

Project Description and Explanation: The UCLA Mobile Healthcare Program is designed to provide preventative care to the most vulnerable patients: unhoused veterans and others experiencing homelessness, the uninsured and the undocumented. UCLA will bring medical and behavioral health care to these vulnerable communities by partnering with agencies and organizations to treat patients in novel settings, like homeless encampments. There is significant need for mobile healthcare programs throughout Los Angeles County. This program would be a benefit to taxpayers by helping to meet this need. Treating patients before their conditions require a trip to the emergency room not only leads to better health outcomes, but it is also cost-effective for the Medicare and Medicaid programs because emergency department care is much more costly than providing care in almost any other care setting. 

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development / Department of Housing and Urban Development / Economic Development Initiative (EDI)

Project Name: Arnold Avenue Rehabilitation

Recipient: US Vets

Address: Arnold Ave, West Los Angeles VA (11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073)

Amount Requested: $749,650

Project Description and Explanation:  This Economic Development Community Project will provide funding to renovate Arnold Ave on the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center Campus. When complete, the dilapidated road will be transformed into a pedestrian friendly space that supports wellness and community integration for the residents of Buildings 206, 207, and 300, which are in the process of being converted into permanent supportive housing for veterans experiencing  homelessness. This project is a part of a larger "transportation backbone" plan, that will improve the accessibility of the entire north campus pursuant to the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center Draft Master Plan.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here