Member Requested Community Funding Projects

FY 2023 Community Projects Funding


The House Appropriations Committee announced the availability of Community Project Funding for Fiscal Year 2023. Each Member of Congress is limited to a maximum of ten projects for the Committee’s consideration. Eligible entities to receive Community Project Funding include states, local governments, public and non-profit universities, and certain eligible non-profit organizations based on the account.

To ensure transparency and accountability, the Office of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard is posting all of the projects submitted to the Appropriations Committee online. Please see the full list below of projects submitted by her office as well as a letter confirming each project is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars and that neither Congresswoman Roybal-Allard nor her immediate family have a financial interest in the projects being requested. Projects requested by Congresswoman Roybal-Allard are listed alphabetically and are not guaranteed to receive funding. 


List of Submitted Projects

Provide a funding level of $389,000 for the Via Care Community Health Center, Cesar Chavez Health Center Equipment, as a community project funding request. The intended recipient is the Cesar Chavez Health Center, located at 4755 E. Cesar E Chavez Ave., East Los Angeles, CA 90022. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will allow the purchase of new medical and dental equipment and supplies for the community health center, which serves low-income patients and will provide quality care and health equity.  
Letter to House Appropriations Committee.
 

Provide a funding level of $100,000 for the South Central LAMP, Enrichment Program and Support Services for Women and Families, as a community project funding request. The intended recipient is South Central LAMP, located at 892 E. 48th St., Los Angeles, CA 90011. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will help strengthen and expand mental health services, family advocacy, home visits, and case management while offering after-school care and STEM activities for children grades K-2.  Letter to House Appropriations Committee. 

Provide a funding level of $100,000 for the Eastmont Community Center, Community Kitchen, as a community project funding request. The intended recipient is the Eastmont Community Center, located at 701 Hoefner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90022. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will help renovate the only facility in the surrounding communities of East Los Angeles geared to support seniors, homeless, youth, and other individuals in need of various services.  Letter to House Appropriations Committee.

Provide a funding level of $158,000 for the University Muslim Medical Association, Inc. (UMMA Community Clinic), UMMA Community Clinic Health on Wheels Initiative, as a community project funding request. The intended recipient is UMMA Community Clinic, located at 6814 Pacific Blvd., Huntington Park, CA 90255. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will help address health disparities by expanding access to primary care, oral health services, and COVID-19 services through the purchase of a mobile health clinic.  Letter to House Appropriations Committee. 

Provide a funding level of $700,000 for the South Central Family Health Center, Dental Services at Elizabeth Learning Center, as a community project funding request. The intended recipient is the South Central Family Health Center, located at 4811 Elizabeth St, Cudahy, CA 90201. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will allow South Central Family Health Center to add dental services to their current school-based Wellness Center at Elizabeth Learning Center to meet the need for affordable dental care in Cudahy, a low-income community.  Letter to House Appropriations Committee. 

Provide a funding level of $85,000 for Designated Exceptional Services for Independence (DESI), DESI Food Mobile Pantry, as a community project funding request. The intended recipient is DESI, located at 646 S. Atlantic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90022. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will allow the purchase of a new refrigerated food truck that will help support food pantry delivery services to community members with limited transportation and disabilities residing in Southeast and East Los Angeles. Letter to House Appropriations Committee. 

Provide a funding level of $1,500,000 for the City of Bell Gardens, Bell Gardens Regional Aquatic Center, as a community project funding request. The intended recipient is the City of Bell Gardens, located at 7100 Garfield Ave., Bell Gardens, CA 90201. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will be the first aquatic center that will serve Southeast Los Angeles, which will have an ADA accessible 50-meter competitive pool where lifesaving, therapy, and recreational swimming lessons will be provided to underserved communities that lack access to recreational space. Letter to House Appropriations Committee. 

Provide a funding level of $1,000,000 for the City of Downey, Building Expansion for the Columbia Memorial Space Center, as a community project funding request. The intended recipient is the Columbia Memorial Space Center, located at 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will help expand the space center, make technological upgrades, and house the Space Shuttle mock-up, Inspiration that will serve communities in need of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education and opportunities. Letter to House Appropriations Committee. 

Provide a funding level of $500,000 for the City of Maywood, Maywood Community Resilience Center, as a community project funding request. The intended recipient is the City of Maywood, located at 4801 E. 58th St., Maywood, CA 90270. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will allow the city to install a battery energy storage system resilience center that will provide power to critical loads for at-risk members of the community, including but not limited to cell phone charging, powering medical equipment, lighting, and refrigeration for medicines that will help them adapt to climate disasters and support long-term energy independence. Letter to House Appropriations Committee. 

Provide a funding level of $1,500,000 to the City of Commerce, City of Commerce-Public Safety Building/Sheriff’s Substation (EOC), as a community project funding request. The intended recipient is the City of Commerce, located at 2535 Commerce Way, Commerce, CA 90040. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will allow the creation of a public safety facility (inclusive of an EOC) and a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station, which would provide vital services to the City of Commerce and surrounding communities. Letter to House Appropriations Committee. 

Provide a funding level of $300,000 for the City of Bellflower, Aquatic Center Outdoor Pool Improvements, as a community project funding request. The intended recipient is the Bellflower Aquatic Center, located at 14001 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, CA 90706. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will allow the City of Bellflower to repair and rehabilitate the concrete pool deck, replaster areas of the pool, and replace pool filters to continue providing aquatic recreational opportunities. Letter to House Appropriations Committee

Provide a funding level of $2,000,000 for the City of Paramount, Spane Park Regional Stormwater Infiltration Facility, as a community project funding request. The intended recipient is the City of Paramount, located at 16400 Colorado Ave., Paramount, CA 90723. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will allow the creation of a regional underground stormwater infiltration facility that will capture, treat, and reuse storm water runoff. Letter to House Appropriations Committee. 

Provide a funding level of $650,000 for the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, Maywood Riverfront Park Renovation Project, as a community project funding request. The intended recipient is the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, located at 1541 Wilshire Blvd. #400, Los Angeles, CA 90017. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will allow the renovation and transformation of the largest park serving Maywood and neighboring communities, which serves as an important gathering space for community members and will help address environmental issues facing the region.  Letter to House Appropriations Committee. 

Provide a funding level of $1,500,000 for Shelter Partnership, Shelter Partnership Sustainability Project, as a community project funding request. The intended recipient is Shelter Partnership, located at 5400 Rickenbacker Rd., Bell, CA 90201. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will support the modernization of the warehouse facility through the installation of a solar power system, an inventory management system, and improvements to the building’s electrical and security infrastructure that will increase the ability to distribute goods to shelters throughout the County of Los Angeles. Letter to House Appropriations Committee

Provide a funding level of $375,000 for YWCA Greater Los Angeles, Senior Empowerment Program, as a community project funding request. The intended recipient is the YWCA Greater Los Angeles, located at 4315 Union Pacific Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90023. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will help restore and expand options for vulnerable low-income older adults of color in a part of East Los Angeles with few dedicated resources for this population. Letter to House Appropriations Committee.