December 23, 2022

Rep. Lee Secures $18 Million for Local Projects in California’s 13th District

Oakland, CA – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) announced $18,408,778 in Community Project Funding for California’s 13th District in the Fiscal Year ‘23 House spending bills. 

Among the projects advocated for by Congresswoman Lee that received funding are improvements to Asian Health Services in Oakland, the Martin Luther King Junior Youth Services Center, Covenant House California Homeless Youth Services Center, and much more.

“The recipients of this funding are doing critical work in our East Bay community to respond to the climate crisis, address health inequities, tackle homelessness, and improve the health, wellbeing, and safety of our residents,” Congresswoman Lee said. “My deepest gratitude goes to everyone involved in these projects and the organizations for their incredible work in our communities. I appreciate my colleagues on the Appropriations Committee for their support, and I will continue fighting to bring home funding to strengthen equity in our community.”

Rep. Lee championed funding for 15 projects that will directly benefit California’s 13th District residents. These include:

  • $4,200,000 for the Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, CA

  • $1,000,000 for the Asian Health Services, Oakland, CA for mental health and wraparound services

  • $1,000,000 for the Building and Construction Trades Council of Alameda County, Oakland, CA for the Retention Apprenticeship Mentoring Program

  • $654,370 for the California Jobs and Infrastructure Initiative

  • $300,000 for the City of San Leandro Police Department Community Police Review Board

  • $1,058,408 for the Clausen House, Oakland, CA for an adult transition services program to improve employment, educational, life skills and supports for individuals with disabilities

  • $750,000 for the Coliseum Gardens Affordable Housing

  • $1,000,000 for the Construction Trades Workforce Initiative, Oakland, CA for apprenticeship readiness programs

  • $550,000 for the Covenant House California Homeless Youth Services Center

  • $500,000 for the Intergenerational Affordable Housing Project on San Pablo Avenue

  • $750,000 for the Martin Luther King Junior Youth Services Center Renovation

  • $1,000,000 for the Native American Health Center, Inc., Oakland, CA for facilities and equipment

  • $646,000 for the Procedural Justice/Community Police Trust

  • $1,000,000 for the University of California Berkeley, CA for a social science research and postdoctoral pipeline program

  • $4,000,000 for the Vision Zero - Bancroft Avenue and Williams Street Bicycle Corridor

The twelve-bill government funding package will create good-paying American jobs, grow opportunity for the middle class and small businesses, and provide a lifeline for working families. Taken together, the funding for California’s 13th District and the funding increases for critical government programs will continue to reverse decades of disinvestment in our communities.

A detailed summary of the bill is available here.