Padilla Secures Over $22 Million for 18 Projects Across Greater Sacramento Region

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that he secured over $22.5 million in federal funding for 18 projects across the greater Sacramento region in the first package of FY 2024 appropriations bills. The package includes the Agriculture; Energy and Water; Military Construction-VA; Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development; Commerce, Justice, and Science; and Interior appropriations bills. The House and Senate will consider the bills this week ahead of the March 8 funding deadline before they are sent to the President to be signed into law.

“I am proud to have secured millions in funding for projects that will improve the quality of life across the Sacramento region,” said Senator Padilla. “These projects will help local governments and non-profits prevent and respond to natural disasters, support veterans experiencing homelessness, and help people with disabilities access jobs and other specialized programs to keep our communities safe and provide dignity to our most vulnerable neighbors. As our state continues to recover from years of historic drought and flooding, I’ve also secured important investments in water infrastructure that are critical for the reliability and quality of our water supply in the Sacramento region.”

Projects across Sacramento that will receive federal funding include:

  • Sacramento River Basin Floodplain Reactivation – $5 million: This funding will support efforts to reactivate floodplains at a landscape scale and restore ecological function to the Sacramento River Basin.
  • Sacramento Valley Pacific Flyway Habitat Program – $2.2 million: This funding will enable the Sacramento Valley Pacific Flyway Habitat Program to enhance habitat for birds and other species utilizing the Pacific Flyway.
  • Sacramento Avenue Complete Street Project – $1.67 million: This funding will help the City of West Sacramento underground utilities and fill in gaps to the pedestrian and bicyclist network.
  • Placer County for Baker Ranch/Shirttail Canyon Wildfire Defense Planning and Analysis – $1.5 million: This project will evaluate wildfire risk near Baker Ranch and Shirttail Canyon and develop a detailed treatment plan for forest resilience activities in Placer County.
  • Georgetown Water Reliability and Storage Tank Construction – $1.25 million: This will fund a 2 million gallon storage tank adjacent to the water treatment facilities in Georgetown in El Dorado County.
  • Folsom Lake Crossing Safety Improvement Project – $1.04 million: This funding will provide for the design and construction of a safety median barrier along Folsom Lake Crossing between Folsom-Auburn Road and East Natoma Street.
  • Zinfandel First Responder Training Facilities Emergency Vehicle Operations Course – $1 million: This funding will support the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District’s buildout of the Zinfandel First Responder Training Facility, which will include an emergency vehicle operations course to provide real-world training opportunities for first responders who drive emergency vehicles.
  • Modernizing Transportation for People with Disabilities – $1 million: This funding will help PRIDE Industries modernize a fleet of buses and vans that transport people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to jobs and other specialized programs in the region.
  • Mather Veterans Village Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless Senior Veterans – $1 million: This funding will support construction of new units of deeply affordable permanent housing with supportive services for senior veterans experiencing homelessness.
  • Elk Grove Zero Emissions Vehicle Municipal Infrastructure – $1 million: This funding will help the City of Elk Grove make infrastructure upgrades needed to transition its fleet to electric vehicles.
  • Placer County First Responders Dual Band Portable Radio Interoperability Upgrade Project – $1 million: This funding will enable the purchase of additional dual-band radios to improve interoperability and enhance multi-jurisdictional/inter-jurisdictional all-hazards incident planning, response, and recovery capabilities.
  • Carmichael Water District for Garfield Ave. Transmission Pipeline Replacement Project – $959,752: This funding will support the replacement of the Garfield Avenue pipeline which connects to the Sierra Aquifer Storage and Recovery well in Sacramento County.
  • City of Sacramento Groundwater Well #168 Project – $959,752: This funding will support rehabilitation of Groundwater Well #168, which will allow the City to leave more water in the American River for ecosystem needs during dry years by accessing groundwater.
  • City of Sacramento Crate Building Community Center Renovation – $850,000: This funding will help convert a building into a multi-use community center that would provide programming and support for underserved youth.
  • Walnut Grove Water Supply Reliability Project – $725,600: This project will expand critically needed potable water service for domestic use and fire protection to the area of East Walnut Grove. The current potable water supply infrastructure serving the area is sub-standard and poses a risk to health and safety.
  • City of Elk Grove Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program – $715,000: This funding will support the hiring of Victim Advocates within the Elk Grove Police Department to serve domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse victims.
  • American River Parkway Trail Safety Renovation – $500,000: This funding will provide safety improvements to trail along the American River Parkway.
  • Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta One Water Initiative – $150,000: This funding will support the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta One Water Initiative, which promotes a holistic, sustainable, and inclusive approach to water management in the Delta.

More information on these appropriations bills is available here.


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