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Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Federal Funds to Help Local Communities During Coronavirus Pandemic

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Washington, April 2, 2020 | Ben Soskin ((202) 225-1766) | comments
Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) celebrated announcements of new federal funding to help our communities during the coronavirus pandemic:

• The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced that the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim area will receive $1.2 billion in federal funding allocations to the transit industry under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which passed the House last week and is now law.  The CARES Act directs the FTA to allocate funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus through the existing Urbanized Area Formula Grants Program, Rural Areas Formula Grants Program, and the Tribal Transit Formula Grants Program.
• The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced a $59 million grant to Los Angeles County for the Public Assistance Program.  Congresswoman Roybal-Allard oversees FEMA funding, including the funds for these grants, as Chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee.
• The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated Community Development Block Grants totaling $13.7 million to Los Angeles County, $32 million to the City of Los Angeles, and a combined $2.4 million to the Cities of Bellflower, Downey, Huntington Park, and Paramount.
• HUD has also allocated Emergency Solutions Grants of $6.6 million to Los Angeles County and $16.2 million to the City of Los Angeles, as well as $3.1 million in Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS grants to the City of Los Angeles.

“As our communities confront the growing coronavirus pandemic, I am fighting to ensure that our federal government responds to this crisis in a timely and comprehensive way, with every resource at its disposal and every tool in its power,” said Rep. Roybal-Allard.  “These HUD, FEMA, and FTA grants are important elements of what will need to be an ongoing and energetic federal partnership with our communities.”

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