Rep. Maxine Waters Secures Millions for Projects in CA-35
By Sentinel News Service
Published May 7, 2009

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) held a press conference  to announce over $10 million in federal funding for 19 projects throughout her Congressional District. Funding for the projects was included in the fiscal year 2009 omnibus appropriations legislation passed by the United States Congress and recently signed into law by President Obama. Congresswoman Waters was joined by community leaders from throughout the 35th Congressional District at the event held at Lawndale City Hall.

Congresswoman Waters released the following statement:

“I am proud to announce that I have secured over $10 million dollars for projects in my Congressional district in the appropriations process for fiscal year 2009. In this time of economic hardship, I know how it is important it is to invest in our communities, and this funding will go a long way for the citizens of the 35th district. The project awards include funding for our community’s education system, our small businesses, our infrastructure and our environment. I have worked for many months with the community leaders here today from Inglewood, Lawndale, Gardena, Hawthorne, and Los Angeles to make sure funding was directed to where it was needed the most.

“I worked with leaders in Congress to make sure that the highest level of scrutiny was given to each project funded this year, and I am confident that this money will be put to good use in our community. I am pleased with the progress we are making in improving the lives of our residents, and I will continue to work to ensure that we have all possible resources available to do so.”

The list of funded projects and the amount of funding they have received follows.

Project Awards: $10,053,041 for the 35th District of California

Diabetic Amputation Prevention Foundation, The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program: $238,000

Los Angeles Southwest College, Nursing Program Technology and Capacity Building: $285,000

South Bay Workforce Investment Board, The Bridge-to-Work Program: $95,000

Alzheimer’s Association, Caregiver Education & Outreach and Public Awareness Campaign: $190,000

Community Build, Inc., Gang Prevention and Community Safety Project: $150,000

City of Refuge Economic Development Corporation, AOH Re-Entry Employment Project: $70,000

City of Gardena, Gardena Public Safety Surveillance: $380,000

City of Inglewood, Inglewood City Voice Radio Interoperable Communication Infrastructure Upgrade: $500,000

City of Lawndale, Design and Construction of a Community Center: $475,000

City of Gardena, Economic Development/Revitalization of the Rosecrans Corridor: $190,000

Municipal Transit Operators Coalition, Clean Fuel Purchase and Facility Improvements: $475,000

Los Angeles Southwest College, LA Southwest College Western Transit Center: $712,000

Marvin Engineering, Internally Transported Vehicle: $1,600,000

Loyola Marymount University, Rapid Prototyping and Nanotechnology Initiative: $800,000

City of Inglewood, Water System Reliability Project: $143,000

West Basin Municipal Water District, Harbor/South Bay Water Recycling Project: $2,871,000

City of Lawndale, Firmona Avenue Storm Drain Construction: $350,000

City of Inglewood, Business Development Program: $430,757

First Community Development Corporation, Business Skills Development Program: $98,257



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