San Francisco Gate: Appropriations Bill Includes More Than $73M For Bay Area Projects

By Bay City News

The $1.5 trillion omnibus appropriations bill passed last week by the U.S. Congress includes more than $73 million for projects in the greater Bay Area, according to the office of Sen. Alex Padilla, D-California.

“This funding will go to local governments and community organizations that are directly serving our neighborhoods,” Padilla said in a statement. “Federal dollars will support projects to modernize our transportation infrastructure and spur economic growth. We are also investing in projects that will increase California’s capacity to treat patients and deliver mental health services.”

Projects to receive funding include the following:

-$33 million to combine both the 940th Squadron Operations and the 940th Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Beale Air Force Base in Santa Clara County;

-$3.5 million for the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Upper San Leandro Drinking Water Treatment Improvement Project;

-$2.7 million for the Santa Clara infrastructure improvement project;

-$2 million for the 7th Street connection project in Oakland;

-$2 million for the Crow Canyon Road Iron Horse Trail Bicycle-Pedestrian Overcrossing;

-$2 million for a homeless youth housing campus in Monterey County;

-$1.8 million to upgrade Napa countywide public safety radio and communication infrastructure;

-$1.7 million for the California State Coastal Conservancy’s Resilient San Francisco Bay Pilot Project;

-$1.6 million to expand the Accessing Coordinated Care and Empowering Self Sufficiency (ACCESS) Sonoma initiative;

-$1.5 million for the city of Hayward’s Stack Center;

-$1.5 million for a new fire station in Brentwood;

-$1.2 million for Oakland’s Mental Health Resilience Project;

-$1.1 million to expand Contra Costa County’s Mobile Crisis Response Team;

-$1.052 million for the Santa Rosa Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program;

-$1 million for construction of the city of Santa Rosa’s Emergency Operations Center;

-$1 million for Levee Construction at Bel Marin Keys in Marin County;

-$1 million for Smart Water Meters in Santa Cruz;

-$1 million for Contra Costa County to develop a crisis hub to provide mental health services;

-$1 million for the city of San Jose’s Mobile Crisis Assessment Team;

-$1 million for the city of San Leandro water quality protection;

-$1 million for Futures Without Violence, an educational program from The Courage Museum;

-$1 million for Veterans Memorial Buildings Improvements in Contra Costa County;

-$900,00 for the Vallejo Community Mobile Mental Health Response Unit;

-$734,000 for a community responders program in Oakland;

-$700,000 for non-motorized access on East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard;

-$525,000 for dredging of Santa Cruz Harbor;

-$500,000 for Los Banos Creek Water Recharge and Recovery project;

-$500,000 for the SOMOS Mayfair Community Center in San Jose;

-$500,000 for a transitional housing project in the city of Alameda; and

-$500,000 for an economic mobility resource hub in the city of South San Francisco.

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