Rep. Eshoo Secures Funding for Local Projects to Expand Education, Mitigate Traffic, and Increase Senior and Mental Health Services

July 16, 2021
Press Release

PALO ALTO, C.A. – Today, U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) announced she was successful in securing $11.25 million for eight community projects to improve the lives of residents in California’s 18th Congressional District in the 2022 Appropriations bills.

“I’m proud to have secured this funding which will go directly to local education projects, efforts to mitigate traffic congestion, and plans to strengthen senior care and mental health services,” said Rep. Eshoo.

The bills will now be considered by the full Appropriations Committee and the full House.

$5.9 million to expand education:

  • $3 million to renovate Palo Alto Museum’s historic Roth Building.
  • $1.5 million for the San José Public Library to provide professional training and access to technology for caregivers of underserved children in San José.
  • $1.4 million to replace a decades-old building at Vine Hill Elementary School in the City of Scotts Valley.

$2.8 million to decrease traffic

  • $2 million for the Town of Atherton to improve traffic flow and safety along the Alameda de las Pulgas corridor.
  • $800,000 for the Town of Woodside to install bicycle and pedestrian safety measures near Woodside High School.

$2.55 million to increase senior and mental health services

  • $2 million for the City of Palo Alto, in partnership with the City of Mountain View and the City of Los Altos, to ensure mental health-related emergency calls are addressed with the appropriate resources rather than law enforcement.
  • $400,000 to expand preventative mental health programs in the Campbell Union School District through the Healthier Kids Foundation.
  • $150,000 to repair the roof on the Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center so that in-person services for older adults can resume.

These funds are in addition to the previously announced $1.2 million for projects to mitigate wildfires and $19.8 million for infrastructure improvements in California’s 18th Congressional District.