03.10.22

Rep. Takano Votes to Fund $7 Million in Local Projects

Washington, DC – Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) voted to pass H.R. 2471, government funding legislation to help working families with the cost of living, create American jobs, and assist vulnerable communities. Included in this bill is $7 million in funding awarded to projects across Riverside County, which Rep. Takano helped secure through a process established by the House Committee on Appropriations known as community project funding.

The projects that were funded are:

  • Inland Empire Technical Trade Center: $1,500,000
  • Downtown Perris Skills Training and Job Placement Center: $1,000,000
  • Riverside County Early Learning and Literacy Project: $1,000,000
  • EMWD Mead Valley Water Booster Station Replacement Project: $1,000,000
  • Parkview Legacy Foundation: $625,000
  • Path of Life Ministries Employment Pipeline: $250,000
  • UCR Opportunities to Advance Sustainability, Innovation, and Social Inclusion Clean Technology Park: $1,500,000
  • Consortium of Early Learning Services Childcare Expansion Project: $175,000

“H.R. 2471 is an incredibly important piece of legislation, as it helps middle-class families, creates good-paying jobs, tackles the climate crisis, and makes healthcare more affordable. What I’m most proud of is the $7 million that will fund community development projects across Riverside County,” said Rep. Mark Takano. “I have been working to secure this funding because I am confident that these projects will transform our neighborhoods and improve the lives of my constituents. These projects address fundamental needs like the need to modernize our infrastructure, the need to support our young people, and the need to develop our growing workforce. I look forward to the positive impact they will have on Riverside County, making it an even better place for all of us.”

This legislation will next be voted on by the Senate and then signed into law by President Biden. A detailed summary of the bill is available here.

 

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