Padilla Secures Over $20.5 million for 12 Projects in the Sacramento Area
Funding will support water and transportation infrastructure, health care services, education, and public safety
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that he secured over $20.5 million in federal funding for 12 projects across the greater Sacramento region. These projects were included in the FY 2022 appropriations package unveiled yesterday. The President is expected to sign the bill into law later this week after it passes both the House and Senate.
“I am proud to have secured funding for projects in and around Sacramento to improve our water and transportation infrastructure, support health care services, and make our communities safer,” Senator Padilla said. “This funding will go to the local governments and community organizations that are directly serving our neighborhoods. Federal dollars will support projects to modernize our transportation infrastructure and spur economic growth. We are also investing in a healthier California by supporting projects that will increase California’s capacity to treat patients and deliver mental health services.”
Projects in and around Sacramento County that will receive federal funding include:
- $5 million for Sacramento River Flood Plain Reactivation
This funding will help accelerate efforts to reactivate historic floodplains along the Sacramento River to build resiliency in both California’s environment and water systems by: supporting the abundant return of migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway; revitalizing river food webs and supporting the recovery of salmon populations; recharging precious groundwater aquifers; and improving flood protection in an era of increasing storm severity and a changing climate.
- $3.9 million for Sacramento River Fish Screen Program
This funding will support the installation of fish screens along the Sacramento River to provide essential protection to threatened and endangered fish species and to ensure a sustainable, efficient, and reliable water supply for agricultural and municipal needs.
- $2.2 million for the Sacramento Vision Zero School Safety Project
This funding will support the implementation of the City of Sacramento’s Vision Zero School Safety Plan, including the installation of crosswalks, curb ramps, traffic calming tools, new signs, and similar features to improve safety for the young students and residents of the surrounding neighborhoods.
- $2 million for flood controls in Lower Cache Creek in Yolo County
This funding will support a US Army Corps of Engineers project to plan, engineer, and design flood control for Lower Cache Creek.
- $1.7 Million for UC Davis Health’s Digital Health Equity Program
This funding will create a regional digital public health platform to improve access to care for vulnerable populations. It will assist care coordination and partnership with federally qualified health centers, and implement technology to address digital disparities among vulnerable patients and community members. The interface will include online scheduling, on-demand telehealth visits, subspecialty referral and eConsult services, mobile health coaching, wearable device monitoring for chronic conditions, and on-demand tele-interpreting services for over 40 languages.
- $1.7 million for the City of Sacramento’s Fairbairn Groundwater Well Project
This funding will support drought resiliency for the Sacramento region through design and planning work for the City of Sacramento’s Fairbairn Groundwater Well project.
- $1.5 million for the City of Sacramento’s 24th Street Combined Sewer System Storage Pipe Project
This funding will support a project to alleviate wastewater overflow by installing 2,700 linear feet of pipe on 24th Street between H and K Streets in Sacramento.
- $1 million for Calaveras County Treatment Plant and Water Reclamation Facility
This funding is for a US Army Corps of Engineers project to ensure that the Calaveras County treatment plant and water reclamation facility will comply with current and future regulations, meet local demand for reclaimed water, and facilitate projected growth.
- $575,000 for a new Power Engineering Lab at Sacramento State University
This will fund equipment to support a new power engineering laboratory in order to meet current teaching and workforce demands. The equipment will help create hands-on learning environments for electric power generation, transmission, distribution, and protection. The lab equipment will also improve teaching of renewable energy power generation and transmission, including solar, hydro, and wind-power, all within the context of the modular, seamless subcomponents that are part of the electricity industry.
- $500,000 for a Pre-Employment Transition Services Pilot Project for Students with Disabilities
This funding will allow PRIDE Industries, a non-profit in the Sacramento region, to launch a pilot project to help students with disabilities access pre-employment services. This project will expand transition services like workplace readiness training and work-based learning experiences to students with disabilities in Northern California through a virtual program.
- $350,000 for a Rancho Cordova Youth Center
This funding will assist with the start-up costs of the first year-round youth center in the Rancho Cordova community. The programming will be developed and overseen through a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento.
- $75,000 for the City of Roseville and Placer County Water Agency’s Cooperative Reliability Project
This funding will support the City of Roseville and Placer County Water Agency’s Cooperative Reliability Project with the US Army Corps of Engineers to install 4,500 feet of pipeline to improve water supply, flow, and pressure.
A full summary of the FY 2022 Appropriations Omnibus package is available here.