Padilla Secures Over $69 million for 42 Projects in the Bay Area￼
Funding will improve water quality, upgrade transit infrastructure, provide social support services, and expand educational programs
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that he secured over $69 million in federal funding for 42 projects across the Bay Area in the bipartisan FY 2023 appropriations package. The bill now heads to both chambers of Congress for final passage and then on to the President to be signed into law.
“I am proud to have secured funding for projects to make the Bay Area safer, healthier, and better prepared for emergencies,” Senator Padilla said. “As our state grapples with historic drought, these investments will help secure our clean drinking water supply. Federal dollars will support projects that modernize our transit systems and make streets safer for pedestrians on their way to school or work. This funding also supports projects that benefit our neighborhoods by combatting the housing crisis, expanding recreational parks and libraries, and improving educational services.”
Projects across the Bay Area that will receive federal funding through the FY 2023 Appropriations Omnibus include:
- $10 million for the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project
This funding will support Caltrain’s Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project. This will be California’s first electrified commuter rail system, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, eliminate the particulate matter caused by the aging diesel engines, and help Caltrain meet its goal of tripling capacity by 2040.
- $4.2 million for the East Bayshore Recycled Water Project
This funding will support design of the Emeryville-Albany Pipeline, which is the next phase of the East Bayshore Recycled Water Project, part of East Bay Municipal District’s comprehensive Integrated Recycled Water Program.
- $4 million for the City of San Leandro’s Vision Zero—Bancroft Avenue and Williams Street Bicycle Corridor Project
This project will improve safety, access, and mobility for all roadway users along Bancroft Avenue and Williams Street.
- $3.1 million for the City of Lafayette’s School Street Safe Routes to School Project
This funding will support the design and construction of improvements to create a Safe Route to School and Complete Street corridor along School Street in the City of Lafayette.
- $3 million for the City of Santa Clara’s Anna Drive Neighborhood Flood Protection Project
This project will upsize the existing storm drain system in the Anna Drive neighborhood east of San Tomas Aquino Creek to meet current flood protection requirements.
- $3 million for Eden Housing Inc.’s 100 38th Street Supportive and Family Affordable Apartments for Formerly Homeless, Veterans, and Large Families Project in Richmond
This funding will support affordable housing units for vulnerable citizens, including those that are at or below the poverty line, formerly homeless, special needs individuals, and the elderly.
- $2.4 million for the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County’s Stormwater Capture Project
This project will advance the construction of a subsurface stormwater retention system with significant potential to alleviate flooding in a low-income community and improve groundwater quality.
- $2.2 million for the Yerba Buena Island West Side Bridges Seismic Retrofit Project
This project will improve seismic safety, traffic circulation, and emergency access within Yerba Buena and Treasure Islands.
- $2.15 million for Solar Power at Union Sanitary District’s Wastewater Treatment Facility
As Union Sanitary District enhances wastewater treatment, there will be a substantial increase in the facility’s electrical power needs. This funding will support the addition of solar photovoltaic power generation on-site to offset anticipated increases in power needs.
- $2 million for the City of Pleasanton’s PFAS Treatment and Well Rehabilitation Project
This project will construct a new water well in order to offset the loss in clean water and pumping capability caused by other wells being decommissioned due to dangerous PFAS chemicals.
- $2 million for Highway 1/Frenchman’s Creek Intersection and Bike/Pedestrian Improvements in the City of Half Moon Bay
This project is an extension of the Highway 1 Safety project and will include the extension of a 10-foot wide multi-purpose Class I trail, reconfiguration of the existing, non-standard signalized intersection, and a new bridge crossing over Frenchman’s Creek.
- $2 million for the Lincoln Center Resilience Hub in Oakland
This funding will help expand the Lincoln Recreation Center/Resiliency Hub, a vital community center in the heart of Oakland’s Chinatown and Downtown area. Resilience Hubs provide a local place for people–regardless of income, language spoken, or housing situation–to refrigerate medicines, charge devices to communicate with loved ones, and have access to clean air in the event of disasters, extreme weather events, and electrical grid instability.
- $2 million for Marin Clean Energy’s Electric Vehicle Charger Program Expansion
This project will expand the number of charging stations, which will significantly reduce emissions and provide greater access to electric vehicles in Marin County, Sonoma County, Solano County, and Napa County.
- $2 million for Thornton Avenue Alternate Route Corridor Pavement Rehabilitation in the City of Newark
This project will help ensure the safe, efficient, and reliable movement of vehicles and freight by performing much-needed pavement maintenance and restoration along a critical multimodal arterial corridor that serves as an essential alternate connector route between Interstate 880 and California State Route 84.
- $1.52 million for the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority’s Diesel Ferry Particulate Filters
This funding will support the installation of diesel particulate filters on two of WETA’s vessels under construction, which will reduce their emissions by 85%.
- $1.5 million for the City of East Palo Alto’s New Public Library
This project will provide a new public library in East Palo Alto.
- $1.5 million for the City of Fremont’s Commercial District Wi-Fi Access Expansion
This funding will help provide broadband services as part of Fremont’s Fiber Master Plan by strategically deploying community Wi-Fi zones in the city’s six commercial district plazas.
- $1.5 million for the City of San Mateo’s Marina Branch Public Library Restoration Project
This project will restore the Marina Library, which has suffered serious structural damage due to shifting of its foundation.
- $1.5 million for the City of South San Francisco’s New Library and Parks and Recreation Center
This project will build a new Civic Campus which will include a joint library and parks & recreation building.
- $1.5 million for the East Bay Regional Park District’s Wildfire Mitigation Project
This funding will be used to remove dry vegetation in East Bay Area park lands and guide the conversion of flammable tree cover to a fire-resilient, drought-resistant type.
- $1.42 million for Soquel Creek Water District’s Water Reliability Improvement Project
This project will replace an aging and undersized water delivery pipe to support modern fire flow protection.
- $1.06 million to Clausen House in Oakland for an Adult Transition Services Program
This funding will support a program–in partnership with Oakland Unified District, Laney College, and Merritt College–to develop enhanced, transformational transition services and improve employment, educational, and life skills for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- $1 million to the Contra Costa Community College District for Open Educational Resources Project
This funding will allow the Contra Costa Community College District to expand the number of college courses utilizing an open educational resources model, in order to reduce textbook costs for students.
- $1 million for the Fremont Municipal Critical Facility Resilience Project
This funding will support the Fremont Municipal Critical Facility Resilience project to power key sites designated to serve the community in times of emergency. Two fire stations, two senior centers, the Fremont City Hall, the Fremont Development Center, Family Resource Center, and the Tri City Volunteers Food Bank will be outfitted with solar panels and batteries that will provide clean, renewable power to these facilities during a grid outage, as well as improve operations on a day-to-day basis.
- $1 million for Hayward Municipal Critical Facility Resilience Project
This funding will support the Hayward Municipal Critical Facility Resilience project to power key sites designated to serve the community in times of emergency. Three fire stations, the Police Department and the Corporation Yard will be outfitted with solar panels and batteries that will provide clean, renewable power to these facilities during a grid outage, as well as improve operations on a day-to-day basis.
- $1 million for Latino Social Science Research and Postdoctoral Pipeline at UC Berkeley
This funding will expand Latino-focused academic studies and academic research. It will also permit the creation of graduate-level Latino-focused mentorship and fellowship programs to catalyze and sustain future scholarship.
- $1 million for Microgrid Installation at California State Maritime Academy
This funding will support installation of a modular comprehensive academic microgrid system on the California State University Maritime Academy campus to serve basic and emergency energy needs by increasing use of renewables. The microgrid will also be used for academic research and for outreach programs targeted at the local community.
- $1 million for Solano County Electronic Health Record System Upgrade
This funding will support a new Electronic Health Record System that will allow Solano County to consolidate all of its medical, dental, and behavioral health records.
- $750,000 for the City of Oakland’s Coliseum Gardens Affordable Housing
This project will acquire and convert a motel into 36 units of permanent supportive housing for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
- $750,000 for the Friendship House Association of American Indians’ The Village SF Urban Indian Project
This funding will help support The Village SF, which will offer medical, dental, behavioral, youth, and elder services to San Francisco’s 9,000+ American Indians/Alaska Natives.
- $750,000 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Services Center Renovation in the City of Berkeley
This funding will help renovate the MLK Jr. Youth Services Center into a modern community facility for year-round middle school youth programming.
- $709,000 for the City of Hayward’s HEART Community Project
The Hayward Evaluation and Response Teams (HEART) Program will improve crisis response to calls for service involving people experiencing mental illness, substance-use disorders, and homelessness.
- $650,000 for Marin City Public Housing Lighting Energy Efficiency Upgrades
This funding will support energy efficiency upgrades to the lighting systems and power infrastructure throughout the Golden Gate Village historic public housing complex in Marin City.
- $646,000 for the City of Oakland’s Procedural Justice/Community Police Trust Program
This funding will contribute to the expansion of procedural justice training and community outreach designed to repair and strengthen police-community relationships.
- $500,000 for the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project
This funding will support design and construction of the levee at Bel Marin Keys, which is part of the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project to provide restored tidal and seasonal wetlands at the former Army airfield on San Pablo Bay in the city of Novato. The project includes wetland restoration, beneficial use of dredged material sediment, reuse of former military property, and public access and recreation.
- $500,000 for the City of Santa Clara and Silicon Valley Power’s Fire Station Microgrid Project
This funding will support the City of Santa Clara and Silicon Valley Power’s Fire Station Microgrid Project, which would accelerate deployment of microgrid technologies. A primary objective of the project is to develop utility microgrid standards that will accelerate the integration of technologies such as battery energy storage, photovoltaic solar, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure into the as-built environment.
- $500,000 for GLIDE Foundation’s Integrated Mobile Services
This funding will help expand the GLIDE Foundation’s Integrated Mobile Services to provide mobile connections to health care for substance abuse disorders, and other complementary wraparound support services in San Francisco’s most high-need areas.
- $500,000 for the Intergenerational Affordable Housing Project on San Pablo Avenue
This funding will support the development of an intergenerational affordable housing project.
- $500,000 for the Marin Clean Energy Storage Program
Marin Clean Energy’s (MCE) Energy Storage Program expands grid capacity by incentivizing energy storage in homes and critical facilities. MCE will leverage existing energy storage program infrastructure to create an income-qualified, direct install program for the most vulnerable communities. MCE will work with communities to provide technical assistance and turnkey-direct installation of energy storage at community centers, and at select single family residences, with ownership of the systems being retained by the customers.
- $400,000 for the Spooky Knoll Trail
This project will create a new segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail and support closing the significant gap posed by Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
- $300,000 for the City of San Leandro Police Department Community Police Review Board
This funding will support the establishment of a Community Police Review Board that establishes civilian oversight, enhances police accountability, and advances goals related to racial and social equity.
- $147,000 for Leaven Kids to Expand Services in Contra Costa and Riverside Counties
This funding will help Leaven Kids expand their service area with two new learning centers in Contra Costa and Riverside Counties to support children with limited or no access to high-quality after-school programs in neighborhoods that are disproportionately impacted by crime, poverty, and a lack of affordable, accessible resources.
A full summary of the FY 2023 Appropriations Omnibus package is available here.