Padilla Secures Over $63.84 Million for 29 Projects in the Bay 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 $63.8 million in federal funding for 29 projects across the Bay Area. These projects were included in the bipartisan FY 2022 appropriations package that passed the House yesterday. The President is expected to sign the bill into law next week after it passes the Senate.
“I am proud to have secured funding for projects in the Bay Area to improve our water and transportation infrastructure, support health care services, and make our communities safer,” Senator Padilla said. “This funding will go to 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 projects that will increase California’s capacity to treat patients and deliver mental health services.”
Projects across the Bay Area that will receive federal funding include:
- $33 million to Combine both the 940th Squadron Operations and the 940th Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Beale Air Force Base in Santa Clara County
This funding will help combine both the 940th Squadron Operations and the 940th Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Beale Air Force Base. Construction of this facility is critical to sustaining the KC-135 aircraft refueling mission that operates out of Beale and will create good-paying construction jobs. A modern facility will help ensure the sustainment of the aging KC-135 platform at Beale AFB and the safety of the airmen at the facility.
- $3.5 million for the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Upper San Leandro Drinking Water Treatment Improvement Project
This funding will bolster regional drinking water reliability and quality, and improve treatment processes at the Upper San Leandro Water Treatment Plant.
- $2.7 million for the Santa Clara Infrastructure Improvement Project
This funding will support a project to enhance safety, improve mobility, and reduce vehicle emissions by implementing high-priority bicycle projects along De La Cruz, Lick Mill, and Scott Boulevards.
- $2 million for the 7th Street Connection Project in Oakland
This project aims to improve pedestrian, bicycle, vehicle, and public transit connectivity between West Oakland, Downtown Oakland, and the Oakland waterfront. The project will construct protected bike lanes, widen and provide lighting and accessible ramps to sidewalks, improve crosswalks, and install and modify traffic lights to improve transit and safety.
- $2 million for the Crow Canyon Road Iron Horse Trail Bicycle-Pedestrian Overcrossing
This funding will support the construction of an overcrossing to improve the safety of cyclists and pedestrians crossing Crow Canyon Road on Iron Horse Trail.
- $1.7 million for the California State Coastal Conservancy’s Resilient San Francisco Bay Pilot Project
This funding will help expand the Coastal Conservancy’s pilot program, in conjunction with the US Army Corps of Engineers, to test for the beneficial use of dredged sediment to prevent erosion of shorelines and provide flood risk management
- $1.6 million for the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project
This funding will support a US Army Corps of Engineers study to identify flood risk management and ecosystem restoration options for the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project. The goal of the Shoreline Project is to protect the parts of Santa Clara County’s shoreline with the highest potential damages and threats to human health and safety from flooding, using a combination of flood protection levees and wetlands.
- $1.5 million for the City of Hayward’s Stack Center
This funding will support a new center to provide wraparound services including health, education, recreational, and career training services.
- $1.5 million for a New Fire Station in Brentwood
This funding will support the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District’s efforts to construct a new fire station in Brentwood.
- $1.2 million for Oakland’s Mental Health Resilience Project
This funding will develop a comprehensive mental health-focused, trauma-informed support system for Oakland families and seniors most impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The goal of the program is to create systems of mental health care across all City program services, from Head Start to Senior Services.
- $1.1 million to Expand Contra Costa County’s Mobile Crisis Response Team
This funding will help Contra Costa County to expand its Mobile Crisis Response Team to ensure residents receive a timely response to behavioral health crises, anytime, anywhere in the county. The response team provides residents with immediate crisis stabilization and support, and connects them to appropriate community services. Additional staffing will help address gaps in the county’s existing crisis response system and ensure the community’s most vulnerable residents have access to timely crisis response services.
- $1 million for Levee Construction at Bel Marin Keys in Marin County
This funding will support U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction on the levee at Bel Marin Keys, which is necessary to prepare the site to receive dredged material and ultimately be opened up to the Bay.
- $1 million for Contra Costa County to Develop a Crisis Hub to provide Mental Health Services
This funding will help develop a Crisis Hub to serve as an integrated response center with crisis call triage capacity, remote crisis intervention services, a dispatch system to deploy community crisis teams, and a crisis treatment center responsive to a variety of mental health, substance use, or complex, co-occurring conditions. Staff would be specialists in addressing mental health and substance use-related crises and would assist clients in accessing an appropriate array of supportive services following the crisis phase.
- $1 million for the City of San Jose’s Mobile Crisis Assessment Team
This funding will support the expansion of San Jose’s crisis intervention training program and the establishment of a Mobile Crisis Assessment Team in collaboration with Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services. This project aims to increase collaboration between the mental health system and law enforcement to improve the response to incidents involving people with mental illness.
- $1 million for City of San Leandro Water Quality Protection
This funding will be used to install trash capture devices in 18 locations throughout San Leandro to keep trash and debris from flowing into local waterways.
- $1 million for Futures Without Violence, an Educational Program from The Courage Museum
This funding will help develop the Courage Museum’s Courageous Classrooms and Communities educational program, aimed at ending violence.
- $1 million for Veterans Memorial Buildings Improvements in Contra Costa County
This funding will support improvements to make Veterans Memorial Buildings in Contra Costa County more energy-efficient, environmentally healthy, and safer for the public to utilize.
- $900,00 for the Vallejo Community Mobile Mental Health Response Unit
This funding will support the Vallejo Community Mobile Mental Health Response Unit, which will provide trauma-informed mental health response and linkages to social services over arrest through the Vallejo Police Department and its community partners. The mobile mental health response unit will be staffed by civilian and clinical personnel to better respond to individuals experiencing mental health crises, as well as those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- $734,000 for a Community Responders Program in Oakland
This funding will support the implementation and training of Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland (MACRO), a program that sends civilians with medical and mental health training to respond to non-violent emergency calls in East Oakland. The development of MACRO is led by community organizations and experts with experience in mental health response, de-escalation, and working with Oakland’s most vulnerable community members.
- $700,000 for Non-motorized Access on East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
This funding will support a project to improve bicycle and pedestrian access along East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard between Interstate 580 and US Highway 101.
- $500,000 for the SOMOS Mayfair Community Center in San Jose
This funding will support construction, equipment, and program services for SOMOS Mayfair’s new community center in East San José. This community center will provide housing services, early learning and youth development programs, and programs and access to services for community residents, who include extremely low-income families, at-risk youth, and the formerly un-housed.
- $500,000 for a transitional housing project in the City of Alameda
This funding will be used to establish 24-7, year-round temporary housing for unsheltered individuals or families until they are offered a safe permanent housing option.
- $500,000 for an Economic Mobility Resource Hub in the City of South San Francisco
This funding will support the Economic Mobility Resource Hub Workforce Development Program, which will bring supportive, case-management driven workforce development services to North San Mateo County residents facing job loss and job insecurity resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- $450,000 for the City of Dublin’s Care Center
This funding will create a center to serve as a central entry point for assessment, triage, treatment, and care coordination for anyone seeking mental health treatment, regardless of insurance type or status.
- $431,250 for Accessible Trails at Rockville Trails Preserve
This funding will help Solano County construct a half mile Accessible Loop Trail at Patwino Worrtla Kodoi Dihi (formerly Rockville Trails Preserve).
- $375,000 for Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
This funding will help the district develop and deploy a community engagement pilot program to improve parent participation and student performance in mathematics and English Language Arts.
- $350,000 Enhanced Crisis Intervention Training for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office
This funding will support the development of the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Training program to educate first responders on responding to psychiatric emergency situations.
- $350,000 to Improve the Safety of Iron Horse Trail
This funding will support a project to provide safety improvements and enhancements to the Iron Horse Trail across multiple jurisdictions, including the installation of a pedestrian bridge and bicycle lanes.
- $250,000 for the Covenant House California Homeless Youth Services Center in Oakland
This funding will support the completion of a new youth homeless services center in Oakland, which will provide housing and support services to help youth exit homelessness to find safer, more stable housing situations.
A full summary of the FY 2022 Appropriations Omnibus package is available here.