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Waters, Maxine


Contact: Michael Levin (202) 225-2201

Appropriations Requests for FY 2010

Washington, DC, Apr 2 -

Brief Overview:

Many constituents are interested in federal appropriations requests, or "earmarks," and how they work. The responsible application of earmarked funds, federal resources designated for local projects of high public purpose, can have widespread benefits for our communities, our state, and our nation.

In making such requests, my office seeks to use taxpayer dollars prudently, considering cost-benefit analyses and community support. These requests may support higher education, health care and medical research, environmental protection, infrastructure investments, and transportation initiatives that have regional and national benefits.

Contrary to how they are often portrayed, earmarks do not “add” cost to the federal government.  An earmark simply allows a Member of Congress to direct a portion of existing funds to specific projects instead of leaving all decision making authority to a nameless bureaucrat in the executive branch.

For your information, below is a list of the earmarks I requested from the House Appropriations Committee for Fiscal Year 2010, categorized by Appropriations Bill.

 

 

Appropriations Requests, California 35th

Grantee

Project Name

Address

$$$

Summary

African-American Male Achievers Network, Inc. (A-MAN)

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Education Project

6709 La Tijera Blvd #920, Los Angeles, CA 90045

$383,000

The purpose of the earmark is to provide students access to year-round technology enrichment activities and opportunities to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) related education and career paths. This funding will increase the academic achievement of inner city students and decrease their gang involvement and community violence.

Beyond Shelter

Early Intervention Demonstration Project

1200 Wilshire Boulevard, #600. Los Angeles, CA 90017

$750,000

Through a multi-disciplinary, community-based approach, Beyond Shelter proposes a one-year demonstration project to provide early crisis intervention services to at-risk families in South Los Angeles affected by the current economic crisis.

Cal Western School of Law

California Innocence Project

225 Cedar St., San Diego, CA. 92101

$500,000

The California Innocence Project (CIP) is a law school program dedicated to the release of wrongfully convicted inmates and providing an outstanding educational experience for the students enrolled in the program. The requested funding will be used  to receive, process, and evaluate more than 600 requests for assistance and conduct a full investigation of prisoner appeals including review of biological materials in 50 or more cases.

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

Community Arts Partnership

24700 Mc Bean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355

$350,000

The Community Arts Partnership (CAP) provides youth aged 10-18 with free, intensive arts training in partnership with 43 community arts organizations, social service agencies and public schools throughout Los Angeles County.

Children’s Health Fund

Los Angeles Children’s Health Project

6500 Wilshire Blvd, LA

$345,000

The Los Angeles Children’s Health Project serves as a medical home to children by providing comprehensive, consistent and culturally sensitive health care in medically underserved communities in Los Angeles County. Funding will 1. Expand LACHP’s preventive oral health care services, and 2. Implement CHF’s Electronic Health Records model in LACHP.

City of Gardena

Economic Development/Revitalization of the Rosecrans Corridor

1700 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247

$210,000

The City of Gardena is currently pursuing development of design guidelines for signage and painting.  Uniform signage and paint colors on the Corridor will not only create a better appearance on Rosecrans, but will also promote small business.

City of Gardena

Gardena Public Safety Surveillance Initiative

1700 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247

$750,000

The City-wide surveillance camera project has been developed as a progressive and innovative method for reducing crime. The funds would help provide public safety and enhance security for the citizens of Gardena.

City of Gardena

Gardena Senior Day Care & Alzheimer’s Clinic

1700 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247

$500,000

For construction of a Senior Day Care and Alzheimer's clinic in Gardena. The total amount will be for construction of the facility on City-owned property.

City of Hawthorne

Citywide Sewer Capital Improvement  Project

4455 W. 126th Street, Hawthorne, CA. 90250

$1,000,000

This project makes improvements to the 80 year old City sewer system which will reduce sanitary sewer overflow and prevent pollution of our watershed and beaches.

City of Hawthorne

Rosecrans Avenue/405 Freeway Ramp Improvement Project

4455 W. 126th Street, Hawthorne, CA. 90250

$500,000

This project will widen the north side of Rosecrans within the project limit adding a free right turn lane from 405 Rosecrans off ramp to westbound Rosecrans.

City of Hawthorne

Hawthorne Boulevard Mobility Improvement Project

4455 W. 126th Street, Hawthorne, CA. 90250

$750,000

The Hawthorne Boulevard Mobility Improvement Project enhances existing multi-modal services, as well as integrating new modal elements such as a Class II Bicycle Lane, improved pedestrian support such as pedestrian crossing signals with countdown capability, improved access between transit vehicles and transit patrons through relocation and adjustment of transit stops and improved signalization along the Boulevard, all of which provide a well-balanced network of circulation to the region.

City of Inglewood

Law Enforcement Technology Upgrades and Infrastructure Improvements

One Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA. 90312

$1,000,000

The purpose of this project is to replace the current analog voice radio network with a digital system for the Inglewood Police Department. It is the desire of the Police Department to obtain funding from single or multiple sources, to join the local law enforcement consortium known as “ICIS” or Interagency Communications Interoperability System.

City of Inglewood

Century Boulevard Pedestrian Safety and Transportation Improvement Project

One Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA. 90312

$35,000,000

The Century Boulevard Improvement Project is designed to make needed roadway improvements to this key arterial and improve pedestrian access to regional transit system infrastructure, community attractions, employment centers, faith-based institutions and smaller venues

City of Inglewood

Water System Reliability Program Improvement Project

One Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA. 90312

$850,000

Water treatment facility improvements will be provided to treat groundwater discharged from the new wells into the City’s transmission and distribution system or reservoirs, for bacteriological, inorganic or organic contaminants as deemed appropriate through water quality testing procedures as designated by the State Department of Public Health.

City of Inglewood

City-wide Sewer System and Preservation and Expansion

One Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA. 90312

$660,000

The City of Inglewood needs to upgrade the City's water, sewer and storm drainage infrastructure due to age and the difficultly sustaining the high level of maintenance required to ensure water supply reliability and water quality, as well as provide sanitary drainage facilities.

City of Inglewood

Youth Employment and Technical Skills Training Program

One Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA. 90312

$1,200,000

To implement the Inglewood Youth Employment and Technical Skills Training Program that targets youth 18 to 25 years old who tend to be the most chronically unemployed segment of the community.

City of Lawndale

New Community Center

14717 Burin Avenue, Lawndale, CA. 90260

$1,200,000

Construction of a new community center will allow the City to expand and develop new youth, adult and senior programs.

City of Lawndale

Inglewood Avenue Widening

14717 Burin Avenue, Lawndale, CA. 90260

$1,523,200

The project will include environmental review, design, and construction as necessary to widen Inglewood Avenue to accommodate a third southbound lane and a raised center median.  The project includes street widening; installation of a raised landscape median; ROW acquisition: sidewalk, curb and gutter improvements; pavement rehabilitation; traffic signal modifications, private improvements; ADA upgrades; traffic signing and striping, and peripheral improvements.

City of Lawndale

Manhattan Beach Boulevard Modernization

14717 Burin Avenue, Lawndale, CA. 90260

$1,440,000

This project will make modifications to Manhattan Beach Boulevard from Inglewood Avenue to Prairie Avenue.  The project entails design and construction of underground conduit, service lines, upgrading property services with panels compatible with underground service, removal of overhead power lines, and removal of power poles, utility coordination, and related work necessary to underground the facilities.  Non-utility improvements include planting street trees, landscaping the center medians, and installation of pedestrian benches and an irrigation system.

City of Lawndale

Rosencrans Ave Rehabilitation

14717 Burin Avenue, Lawndale, CA. 90260

$800,000

The project will make various street improvements to Rosecrans Avenue from Inglewood Avenue and Prairie Avenue, a length of one mile.  Work includes installation of a raised landscaped center median; traffic signal modifications; traffic signing and striping, pavement rehabilitation; repair of deficient curb and gutter, sidewalk, and drive approaches; ADA wheelchair ramps rehabilitation, and peripheral improvements.

City of Lawndale

Storm Drain Improvements

14717 Burin Avenue, Lawndale, CA. 90260

$768,900

This project will install new storm drain lines on 153rd Street, Sayler Avenue, Firmona Avenue and Rixford Avenue.

City of Lawndale

Traffic Signal Improvements

14717 Burin Avenue, Lawndale, CA. 90260

$680,000

The project will make traffic signal improvements citywide.  It will include traffic signal synchronization to mitigate pass-thru traffic impacts.   The signal improvements will provide modernization to 25 traffic signals, replacement of traffic signal poles, mast arms, signal heads, crosswalks, pedestrian heads, cross gutters, and striping.

City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles River Revitalization Study and Los Angeles River Demonstration Project

200 North Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA. 90012

$7,100,000

The Study investigates and makes recommendations for a major restoration of the 32-mile LA River watercourse, stretching from the San Fernando Valley to downtown LA.

City of Los Angeles

LAX Cross-field Taxiway Project

200 North Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA. 90012

$1,000,000

The project will construct a new taxiway connecting the north and south airfields at LAX.

City of Los Angeles

LAX North Airfield Improvements Project

200 North Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA. 90012

$1,000,000

The project will create needed safety improvements to the north airfield, and reduce the potential for a catastrophic accident at LAX. 

City of Los Angeles

Domestic Abuse Response Team

200 North Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA. 90012

$200,000

The program is charged with combating domestic violence through a partnership between community-based service providers and the Los Angeles Police Department. 

City of Los Angeles

Goodyear Industrial Tract Improvement Project

200 North Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA. 90012

$700,000

The project consists of roadway improvements on the interior (local) roads in the Goodyear Industrial Tract and the exterior (major) roadways which connect the tract to major transportation hubs, including the Alameda Corridor, the 710 and 110 FWY’s. The emphasis of the project will be on repaving and/or slurry sealing (whichever is necessary) existing streets and striping them for available parking and loading zones, as well as grade and pave the existing abandoned railroad tracks. Lighting will be added along the streets and railroad tracks so as to encourage 24-hour shifts at the manufacturing and distribution centers located within the industrial tract, which will spur product manufacturing, and other businesses, and employment opportunities.

City of Los Angeles

South Los Angeles Initiative

200 North Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA. 90012

$500,000

This funding will provide the supplies and equipment necessary to develop and implement a SLA Business Leaders Academy.  The City of Los Angeles will develop an ongoing program that would include an abbreviated business school and mentoring program that would develop and enhance SLA business members’ entrepreneurial skills.

City of Los Angeles

Summer Night Lights

200 North Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA. 90012

$200,000

“Summer Night Lights” is a pilot program that would provide alternative after-school activities for at-risk young people living in crime-ridden communities. From July 4 - Labor Day, eight Recreation Centers will extend their hours, and 10 youth community organizers will be hired to staff program.  Other project funds are $955,000 from philanthropy and $745,000 from City general fund.

City of Los Angeles

Watts Tower Storm Drain Project

200 North Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA. 90012

$500,000

The Watts Tower Storm Drain Project is designed to eliminate an annual flooding problem in the South LA area.

City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Business Assistance Program

200 North Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA. 90012

$250,000

The Los Angeles Business Assistance Program (LABAP) will provide individualized assistance and classroom training that emphasize the development of business planning and implementation skills with six service areas serving the entrepreneurs and micro-enterprises in the City’s low- and moderate-income communities.  The Los Angeles Business Assistance Program (LABAP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  The LABAP is a redesign of the Entrepreneurial Training (ETP) and Business Assistance Center (BAC) Programs.  The ETP was established in 1997 to facilitate business start-ups by low to moderate-income individuals.  Businesses participating in this program included a combination of startups, micro-enterprises, and larger companies. 

City of Los Angeles

Street Lighting Fixture Energy Efficiency Retrofit

200 North Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA. 90012

$1,000,000

The Street Lighting Fixture Energy Efficiency Retrofit Project is the largest City-wide LED   green street lighting program, in partnership between the Clinton Climate Initiative, ever undertaken by a city, designed to reduce CO2 emissions by 40,500 tons a year.

College Summit Southern California

College Access for Low-Income Students in Inglewood High Schools

5601 W Slauson Ave., Suite 265. Culver City, CA 90230

$100,000

College Summit’s college access work in Inglewood area during the 2009-10 school year will ensure that 1,700-1,900 low-income youth have the opportunity to pursue, and benefit from, the opportunities of a higher education.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Los Angeles County

African American Volunteer Recruitment and Training

201 Centre Plaza Dr. #3, Monterey Park, CA 91754

$375,000

CASA is seeking African American community volunteers to be recruited and trained to implement earlier intervention into cases in the court process to ensure that a child/family receive appropriate services that facilitate earlier reunification or a permanent living arrangement for the child, ensuring that the child does not languish in foster care.

First Community Development Corporation (FCDC)

Computer Lab Resource Center

9550 Crenshaw Boulevard, Inglewood, CA. 90305

$200,000

The Business Skills Development Program will provide financial literacy workshops and apprenticeship training programs for the community of Inglewood, CA with the intent of encouraging small business entrepreneurship and retention in the community. The program objective is to provide training classes in the areas of Computer Literacy, software training, the Internet, Job Search skills.  This program will also have computer lab hours available for individuals to come in and utilize the computers during business hours.  This would provide a total of 2300 hours per year of computer access to the community.

HITCO Carbon Composites

Next Generation Light Weight Shaped Composite Armor Systems Development

1600 West 135th St. Gardena, CA 90429

$5,000,000

Responding to current and emerging ballistic threats, this program will save lives by developing and providing high performance and low cost lightweight armor systems for the military.

Housing Authority of LA

South Los Angeles Literacy and Workforce Development Project

2 Coral Circle, Monterey Park, CA  91755

$210,000

The South Los Angeles Literacy and Workforce Development Project will provide literacy and workforce development services for the residents of the County’s South Los Angeles public housing communities, so that they may attain self-sufficiency.

LA Best Babies Network

Hispanic “Healthy Families” Public Education Campaign

350 South Bixel Street, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90017

$500,000

To launch a public awareness campaign in conjunction with Hispanic Communications Network (HCN) to educate the Hispanic community about the importance of health during the preconception period—the time before or between pregnancies—in order to improve birth outcomes and the health of babies, mothers, and families in Los Angeles County

LA County Flood Control District

Compton Creek and Dominguez Channel Improvements

900 South Fremont Avenue. Alhambra, CA 91803

$300,000

The Corps of Engineers will conduct a Reconnaissance Study of the current and required levels of flood protection provided by Compton Creek and Dominguez Channel and initiate a Feasibility Study to determine options for increasing flood protection where necessary.  This could protect residents of the 35th from FEMA required flood insurance tax.

LA Opportunities Industrialization Center

Pathways to Independence

4907 West Washington Blvd. Suite 202. Los Angeles, CA 90016

$200,000

A reading enrichment program and workforce development program geared to enhance literacy among low to moderate income at-risk citizens. This is a program that not only supports literacy in youth but promotes parental involvement and improved literacy in the family. Provides direction for continued education of post high school graduates as well as workforce development assuring real value for dollars invested.

Los Angeles Southwest College

Transition from Entry to Successful Completion using Student Success Teams

1600 West Imperial Highway. Los Angeles, CA 90047

$568,100

Will establish an institutional program that enhances LA Southwest's capabilities in increasing retention of students through successful completion using student success teams and mentors.

Los Angeles Southwest College

LASC Health Careers Regional Academy

1600 West Imperial Highway. Los Angeles, CA 90047

$930,000

To provide for equipment and instructors to provide job-ready individuals within a short time for multiple positions in the allied health field.

Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP)

Preschool Classroom Education

750 N. Alameda Street, Ste. 200. Los Angeles, CA 90012

$147,540

Will provide children with a high-quality preschool education at the South Bay Universal Child Development Center in Hawthorne, CA.

Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center, Division of Adult and Career Education, Los Angeles Unified School District

Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center Program Enhancements

10925 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90059

$620,000

The grant will be used to purchase instructional/program enhancements--materials, state-of-the-art tools and equipment, computers, and other classroom supports--to ensure the best possible training opportunity enabling MWEPC students to acquire entry level employment in small businesses.

Loyola Marymount University

Frank R. Seaver Science Center

Los Angeles

$2,200,000

To renovate and upgrade existing research, laboratory and classroom space and secure key pieces of research equipment

Flyer Defense LLC

Light Mobility Vehicle – Internally Transportable Vehicle

260 W. Beach Avenue, Inglewood, CA. 90302

$5,000,000

The LMV-ITV will perform multiple missions including Search and Rescue and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) operations.  This vehicle will expand Air Force's operational capabilities in remote, rugged terrain that our forces are serving in today and in the future.

Microcosm

All-Composite Pressure Tanks

4940 W. 147th St. Hawthorne, CA 90250

$3,100,000

Development of rugged, low-cost composite tanks for testing and evaluation by launch vehicle manufacturers, electricity distribution industry, government agencies, and other interested parties.

Mini 12 Step

Mini House Residential Center for Women and Children

303 E. 52nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90011

$1,000,000

The mission of Mini Twelve Step House programs is to provide housing and supportive services to women and women with children, who are formerly homeless, at risk, substance abusers and/or mentally disabled.  Funding is requested to redo the structure that houses the six month residential treatment program located at 303 E. 52nd St.

Moneta Gardens Improvement

The Avenidas (Avenues)

11802 York Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250

$300,000

MGI proposes to improve the health outcomes of Hawthorne’s vulnerable minority population by addressing the health priority areas of asthma, obesity/overweight, and STDs/HIV infections. Over the course of the grant cycle, the project will feature three types of activities: 1) Educational outreach presentations to promote the awareness and prevention of asthma, obesity/overweight and STDs/HIV infections; 2) Asthma, obesity/overweight and STDs/HIV screening services for teenagers and adults; and 3) Referrals to ensure that participants are provided services for necessary medical treatment related to this project’s health priorities.

Municipal Transit Operators Coalition

Gardena Bus Lines

20500 Madrona Avenue. Torrance, CA 90503

$3,000,000

Clean Fuel Bus Purchase- to enable MTOC members to meet the growing demand for transit service in the most cost-effective, convenient, safe, and environmentally sound way.

Parents Anonymous Inc.

Parents Anonymous South Los Angeles

675 West Foothill Blvd. Suite 220.  Claremont, CA 91711

$375,000

To implement Parents Anonymous weekly support groups for parents, children and youth to strengthen families by preventing delinquency and child maltreatment through this unique evidence-based, community empowerment model of shared leadership.

Parker Hannifin Corp.

Water Purification System Universal Power Source Development

2000 W. 135th St, Gardena, CA 90249

$2,000,000

This request will allow Parker to develop universal power sources (fuel cell and diesel engine) for a water purification system with the demonstrated ability to produce more than 100,000 gallons of drinkable water per day for people lacking clean water because of natural disaster, lack of access (for example, military) or any other reason.

South Bay Latino Community Development Corporation

South Bay Latino Community Development Corporation (SBLCDC)

13545 South Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 201. Hawthorne, CA 90250

$350,000

The SBLCDC, which promotes and advocates economic development in the underserved areas of the South Bay area in Los Angeles County, will work with local, state and federal agencies to foster, maintain and increase a healthy economic climate for local businesses. The SBLCDC will directly provide business development and technical assistance to the business owners in the South Bay area.  We will offer business to business networking opportunities for our members including advertisement opportunities in our quarterly newsletters and website and provide in-depth business resources and services to the entrepreneur through seminars. Businesses will also be promoted through the awarding of scholarships to local students. We will work with corporate entities, charitable organizations and non-profits to promote business opportunities and networking for our community, as well as serve as an economic multiplier.

South Bay Workforce Investment Board

National Center for Applied Sustainable Manufacturing

Hawthorne High School, 4859 West El Segundo Boulevard

$3,452,966

The National Center for Applied Sustainable Manufacturing (NCASM) will provide applied, state of the art workforce education in sustainable manufacturing practice. The NCASM, consisting of four facilities in the South Bay area of L.A. County, will serve as a national demonstration site for environmentally sustainable manufacturing process, and inter-segmental workforce education in Sustainable Lean Manufacturing. 

Centinela Youth Services, Inc.

Parent Efficacy Program

11539 Hawthorne Boulevard, 5th floor. Hawthorne, CA 90250

$500,000

The Parent Efficacy Program seeks to provide critical services to the parents of high risk youth, 14 – 18 years of age, in order to strengthen their ability to foster healthy development in the home so that their children succeed at school and in life.

Systems Tech, Inc.

Fused Reality Motorcycle Simulator

13766 South Hawthorne Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250

$5,000,000

Conduct a pilot project with Fused Reality technology to train, evaluate performance, and save lives of military motorcycle riders.

Systems Tech, Inc.

Portable PARASIM

13766 South Hawthorne Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250

$2,000,000

Parachute training is required to reduce risk of injury or death in an ejection, and portable PARASIM is specifically requested due to limited space required and high value of training provided.

TELACU

TELACU Neighborhood Stabilization Corporation

5400 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90022

$2,000,000

A rent-to-own program for families to acquire bank-owned single family homes. Federal funding will be equally matched by TELACU for use as equity to purchase discounted bulk portfolio of homes from a bank. Local families will rent to own over 5-7 year period, thereby stabilizing communities by preventing increasing numbers of vacant homes.

University Muslim Medical Association (UMMA) Community Clinic

Capital Expansion Project

711 West Florence Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90037

$1,000,000

Now designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), UMMA expects its patient population to grow by 45 percent over the next two years.  Facilities expansion will increase our patients’ access to care and improve health outcomes, while allowing us to continue to serve as a national model for the provision of culturally sensitive healthcare to low-income and ethnically diverse patient populations.

Watts Cinema and Education Center, Inc

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

10124 S. Broadway, Ste. 110-D. Los Angeles, CA 90003

$330,000

The Wattstar Theatre and Education Center is a model project in the heart of Watts and is going to bridge together the youth and the jobs that exist in the entertainment industries. This funding will be used to fund a Youth Entrepreneurship Program for students and an Introduction to Entertainment Program for students.

Watts Cinema and Education Center, Inc

Wattstar Theatre and Education Center Construction

10124 S. Broadway, Ste. 110-D. Los Angeles, CA 90003

$1,000,000

This funding will allow for the construction of the Wattstar Theatre and Education Center.

West Basin Municipal Water

Harbor/South Bay Water Recycling Project

17140 S. Avalon Blvd, Suite 210. Carson, CA 90746

$1,000,000

This earmark will assist The West Basin Municipal Water District to enhance the water supply for the Los Angeles Area, help California live within in its 4.4 million acre feet allotment of Colorado River water and reduce the amount of effluent discharged into Santa Monica Bay, a national marine estuary.

YWCA

Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs)

3345 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300. Los Angeles, CA, 90010

$300,000

This funding will enable YWCA/GLA to recruit, train, and deploy more SARTs in our community to provide comprehensive services to victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse and encourage the successful prosecution of offenders.

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