Rep. Eshoo Secures $12.5 Million for Ten Community Projects in District

March 10, 2022
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) voted for a bipartisan Omnibus bill to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, and it included $12.5 million for 10 community projects in California’s 18th Congressional District. The funds respond directly to some of the pressing needs in the District, including mental health, education, fire mitigation, and critical infrastructure projects.

“I’m proud to have secured this funding which will expand education, decrease traffic, and strengthen senior care and mental health services in our communities,” said Rep. Eshoo.

The projects are:

Expand education - $5.88 million

  • $1.5 million - San José Public Library Caregiver Training
  • $1.38 million - Vine Hill Elementary School Building Replacement - Scotts Valley
  • $3 million - Renovation of Palo Alto Museum’s historic Roth Building

Decrease traffic - $2.8 million

  • $2 million - Traffic and Safety Improvement Along the Alameda de las Pulgas Corridor in Atherton
  • $800,000 - Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Near Woodside High School

Senior and mental health services - $2.55 million

  • $150,000 - Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center, Palo Alto, facilities and equipment
  • $2 million - Mental health crisis response team for Palo Alto
  • $400,000 - Healthier Kids Foundation, San Jose, for a preventive mental health program for students

Wildfire mitigation - $1.25 million

  • $500,000 - Cal Poly Corporation for a Fire Break Project in Santa Cruz County
  • $750,000 - Town of Los Gatos, Fuels Reduction Project

The Omnibus will be taken up by the Senate and signed into law by President Biden later this week, and a detailed summary of the bill is available here.