March 06, 2024


Correa Requested Community Project Funding (CPF) For Projects Across CA-46 As Part of 2024 Federal Funding Legislation; Now Awaits Senate-Passage and Signing Into Law Later This Week

“This is what taxpayer equity looks like.”

WASHINGTON — Today, Representatives Lou Correa (CA-46) voted to finalize nearly $15 million in Community Project Funding (CPF) that he previously secured for California’s 46th District in 2024 federal funding legislation. This funding, included in the first of the appropriations government funding packages, responds directly to some of the most pressing needs across Orange County.

Rep. Correa worked with community leaders to identify priorities for CA-46 constituents that had the highest probability of being funded given restrictions imposed by the House Republican majority. The appropriations process this year also came with new restrictions and criteria on the types of projects that were eligible for funding—including prohibition on funding for schools, museums, health care facilities, as well as entertainment and arts venues.

“Today, Democrats and Republicans are working together to keep our government open and send federal tax dollars back to communities that paid those taxes and need it the most, like ours—that’s federal tax dollars going to 15 projects I submitted on behalf of the Cities of Orange, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Stanton, and Fullerton,” Correa said. “From supporting law enforcement, youth development, and tackling housing insecurity, to combatting the climate crisis and supporting transit projects, we are making monumental investments in California’s 46th district. This is what taxpayer equity looks like, bringing our taxpayer dollars home to uplift our community.”

The 15 projects submitted by Correa that were included in this legislation, and passed the House today, will directly benefit California’s 46th District residents. These include:

  • $963,000 for Nati’s House DBA Neutral Ground, Santa Ana, CA, to bolster its gang intervention efforts across Santa Ana and Anaheim’s most gang-imbued neighborhoods.
  • $1,666,279 for OC River Walk, Anaheim, CA, to allow the City to complete the final design and construction of a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Santa Ana River.
  • $500,000 for Center of Hope Permanent Supportive (PSH) Housing, City of Anaheim, for the development of ~90 additional PSH units for persons experiencing homelessness.
  • $500,000 for Store One, the City of Anaheim’s Food Services Incubator and Job Training Center, to provide space for micro food-related businesses to receive business planning and development services and more.
  • $500,000 for the City of Anaheim’s Revitalization of Beach Boulevard to help the City purchase another nuisance motel to create additional housing units and revitalize the Beach Boulevard corridor.
  • $963,000 for the City of Santa Ana’s Alternative Response Program to expand and support a pilot program that deploys trauma-informed social workers and mental health clinicians to respond to non-emergency 911 calls reducing the burden on the City’s public safety system.
  • $1,000,000 for the City of Stanton’s Public Safety Center upgrades to fund critical structural and utility related upgrades in order to continue providing value as a headquarters for the police department to help facilitate the continued safety of the City of Stanton residents and the police officers that serve the community.
  • $2,500,000 for the City of Fullerton’s Police Station Historic Rehabilitation & Remediation Project for the remediation of hazardous materials and the restoration of the Fullerton Police Station.
  • $959,752 for the City of Fullerton’s Well 7A Construction, to help secure water supplies for the City of Fullerton for the future in light of the effects of prolonged and extreme drought.
  • $850,000 for the City of Orange’s West Orange Park Project, to provide much needed open space, recreational opportunities, and active transportation to one of the City’s most disadvantaged and park-poor areas.
  • $850,000 for the Illumination Foundation, to renovate and restore the 11 units at this property to create the Richard Lehn Intergenerational Campus, a project which will serve families and seniors experiencing homelessness.
  • $850,000 for Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAP OC) to create a center in CA-46 to serve as a one-stop-shop for CAP OC’s current and future programs such as essential services: utility and rent assistance, family services and youth programs, as well as a hub to incubate new programs and a training center to empower individuals for future jobs.
  • $850,000 for Santa Ana College to renovate existing buildings on campus which are old and not able to support equipment and technology to provide learning environments commensurate with industry standards.
  • $850,000 for Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Anaheim to expand the Anaheim YMCA Community Complex, which would then be able to host exercise clubs, an open-space area for families, and multi-purpose rooms to be used for senior health prevention, various classes and workshops, and to showcase local resources and partners to community members.
  • $790,000 for the Anaheim Transportation Network to launch a new, after-hours night owl service that will promote equity by connecting workers to employment centers during late night and early morning hours.

The full list of Rep. Correa’s community project funding requests for FY’24 can be found here. You can find Correa’s original announcement of the submission of these requests here