On May 18, U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced he is requesting nearly $15.4 million in the fiscal year 2023 federal government funding legislation for critical housing, homelessness support, employment, public safety, public health and education projects throughout Burbank, Glendale and Los Angeles.
“I am proud California’s 28th congressional district is home to so many incredible organizations working day in and day out to support families in the Los Angeles region. For these local projects, a new boost in funding can dramatically multiply the number of people they reach, the areas they serve and their ability to make a difference in people’s lives,” Schiff said. “Last year, we secured nearly $8 million for critical projects, which is already making a tremendous impact in our communities, and I can’t wait to build on that impact with this year’s community projects. These fifteen incredible efforts will address some of our most urgent priorities, from keeping roofs over people’s heads, to addressing needs in our health care system, to helping students stay in school and take their education to the next level, and I am determined to get each and every one of them included in the budget.”
In the FY22 federal government spending package, Schiff was able to secure nearly $8 million for ten health, housing, education and cultural programs in CA-28.
For FY23, Schiff is requesting federal funding for many community projects, including $2.2 million for the YWCA of Glendale and Pasadena to address campus improvements and repairs, expand the domestic violence shelter and increase its capacity to serve more victims of domestic violence who are experiencing homelessness.
He also is requesting $1.5 million for the Little Tokyo Service Center to build a Federally Qualified Health Center at its affordable housing development at Santa Monica & Vermont Apartments in East Hollywood, which will provide on-site support and wraparound services to formerly-homeless and low-income residents; $1.25 million for the Glendale College Foundation to establish a Low Income Student Rental Assistance Program, which would provide housing assistance, employment assistance and other supportive services to low-income and unhoused community college students; and $1.25 million for the city of Burbank to stand up a dedicated Emergency Operations Center, increasing the efficiency of its emergency response support and coordination.
He is requesting $1.3 million for the Center in Hollywood to expand its day center services, which give unhoused individuals access to health care, mental health, substance use, sanitation and other supportive programs and resources, to a second location; $1.2 million for the Kid’s Community Dental Clinic of Burbank to construct a new building, allowing it to expand its free and low-cost oral care services for low-income children; and $1 million for the Hollywood Food Coalition to build out a community hub that provides nourishing meals and access to housing, health, mental health and employment services for unhoused and low-income Angelenos.
Schiff has asked for $982,045 for the city of Los Angeles to connect unhoused Angelenos living in the L.A. River Basin with interim housing and community services; $842,000 for Project Angel Food to expand its capacity to prepare and deliver healthy meals to Angelenos impacted by serious illness and in need of nutritional assistance; and $750,000 for the city of West Hollywood to create a care team, which would provide first responder services including assessment, counseling and first aid to community members experiencing a behavioral health crisis stemming from a mental health condition, substance use or other factors.
Additional requests include $731,000 for the Glendale Police Department to expand its Homeless Outreach Program to connect unhoused individuals with housing and wraparound services; $652,500 for FoodCycle LA to expand its operations redirecting businesses’ excess edible food from landfills to communities in need; $640,108 for the L.A. Youth Ambassador Program’s Peer Homeless System Navigator Program, which provides low-income college students with specialized training and paid work experience to connect young people who are unhoused or at risk of falling into homelessness with support services; $600,000 for Labor Community Services to expand its Basic Needs Program, which provides emergency assistance and direct relief to union members facing food, housing and job insecurity; and $500,000 for BIG Futures Mentoring to provide free mentoring, workshops and other navigation and aid services to students from underrepresented communities pursuing a postsecondary credential or degree.
Full descriptions for the FY23 community projects can be found by visiting schiff.house.gov/funding-requests.
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