July 14, 2021

Cárdenas Secures $12.5 Million in Federal Funds for San Fernando Valley Community Initiatives in Appropriations Bills

The funding would support housing for the homeless, job training, youth programs mental health services and more.

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY — Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) announced that he secured the inclusion of $12.5 million for San Fernando Valley initiatives and programs in two FY 2022 House Appropriations Subcommittee bills. In April, Congressman Cárdenas submitted ten Community Project Funding requests to the Appropriations Committee that were all approved. 

“As a Member of Congress,  my number one priority is to take care of the people living in my home community – the Northeast San Fernando Valley,” said Congressman Cárdenas. “That’s why I’m proud to announce my office has successfully secured the inclusion of $12.5 million for Valley community projects in the House’s appropriations legislation. This is a critical step forward to bringing home federal dollars that will make a real, direct impact on the lives of our neighbors. I will continue to advocate on behalf of our community and fight to get this legislation across the finish line.”

The $12.5 million in federal funding is split between the following ten community-based projects that will benefit California’s 29th Congressional District:

  • $5,000,000 for the Telfair Avenue Multi-Modal Bridge Project;
  • $800,000 to Pacoima Beautiful for the Pacoima Wash Greenway Project;
  • $1,000,000 to Abbey Road for the Housing Rehabilitation Project;
  • $200,000 to Champions In Service for the Community Wellness Initiative;
  • $1,000,000 to Mid Valley YMCA for After School Programs;
  • $400,000 to Los Angeles Valley College and Los Angeles Mission College for the Workforce Training Program;
  • $3,000,000 to LA Family Housing for Project Home Key Development;
  • $450,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley for After School Programs;
  • $400,000 to Penny Lane for the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Program; and
  • $300,000 to Proyecto Del Barrio for the On-Work-site-Experience Program. 

Congressman Cárdenas will continue to fight for this funding as the bills move to the full Appropriations Committee, are considered on the House Floor and negotiated with the Senate.

For full details on the projects, click here