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Rep. Waters Community Project Requests for Inclusion in FY 2022 Appropriations Legislation

Rep. Waters Statement on Community Project Requests

for inclusion in FY 2022 Appropriations Legislation


April 23, 2021


I am proud to request funding for the following Community Projects – which will benefit the diverse communities in my congressional district – in the FY 2022 appropriations legislation that is currently under consideration in the House Appropriations Committee:


(Projects are listed in alphabetical order based on project name.)


Bridge to Work-Foster Youth Career Pathways Project         

Intended Recipient: South Bay Workforce Investment Board, 11539 Hawthorne Blvd. 5th Floor, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

Amount: $500,000.

Purpose:  The project will serve 100 foster youth with the purpose of connecting them to career pathways in high wage/high growth sectors including healthcare, construction, and advanced manufacturing. 

Member Certification.


Downtown Inglewood Revitalization Project

Intended Recipient:  City of Inglewood, 1 West Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood CA 90301.

Amount: $4,418,228  

Purpose: This project will enable the City of Inglewood to launch a comprehensive revitalization program of Downtown Inglewood, including streetscape improvements along Market Street between Florence Avenue and Hillcrest Boulevard, a façade and tenant improvement program, and a separate and independent revitalization effort of the historic Fox Theatre.

Member Certification.


El Camino College Education and Workforce Development Center Project

Intended Recipient: El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506.

Amount: $349,960.

Purpose: This project will allow El Camino College to expand its efforts training students in the skills needed by the next generation of America’s workforce, partnering with industry to ensure existing workers are able to meet future standards, and increasing participation by underrepresented populations within the high skilled aerospace, manufacturing and tech workforce.

Member Certification.


Gardena Community Aquatic & Senior Center Project

Intended Recipient: City of Gardena, 1700 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247.

Amount: $1,400,000  

Purpose: This project will support the construction of the Gardena Community Aquatic & Senior Center, a multi-generational community complex.  The Senior Center will provide a gathering space for seniors, health and fitness courses, a pantry to distribute food to persons facing food insecurities, and daycare for seniors who are dealing with conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.  The on-site pool will provide recreational opportunities to residents of all ages.

Member Certification.


Hawthorne Affordable Housing Improvements Project

Intended Recipient:  City of Hawthorne, 4455 West 126th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

Amount: $500,000.

Purpose: This project will rehabilitate 38 affordable housing units, which are comprised of eight buildings at six different addresses and which provide affordable housing to low-income families, seniors, and disabled persons in the City of Hawthorne.

Member Certification.


Lomita Water System Improvements Project   

Intended Recipient:  City of Lomita, 24300 Narbonne Ave., Lomita, CA 90717.

Amount: $940,000

Purpose: This project will design and replace a critical section of water distribution pipeline that has exceeded its useful life and needs replacement to ensure continued adequate water supply for drinking water and fire protection in the City of Lomita.  The project will also include a feasibility study to locate a secondary drinking water well to provide redundancy in the City’s water source.

Member Certification.


Los Angeles Southwest College Student Support Centers Project

Intended Recipient: Los Angeles Southwest College, 1600 West Imperial Highway, Los Angeles, CA 90047.

Amount: $1,500,000.

Purpose:  The project will allow Southwest College to launch two student support centers on campus, the Re-Entry Initiative for Success in Education (RISE) Center and the Family Resource Center.  These centers will provide services and resources to students from underserved populations to help them continue their education, thus reducing barriers to higher education and promoting economic mobility.

Member Certification.


North Gardena Recycled Water Lateral Project

Intended Recipient: West Basin Municipal Water District, 17140 South Avalon Blvd., Carson, CA 90746-1296.

Amount: $2,700,000.

Purpose:  The project will install 3,700 feet of pipeline extensions to deliver water for use at a local middle school and at a public park in a disadvantaged part of the community in the City of Gardena, CA.

Member Certification.


Torrance Airport Storm Water Basin Project  

Intended Recipient: City of Torrance, 3031 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance CA 90503.

Amount: $938,000.

Purpose: This project will implement a regional stormwater basin project at the Torrance Municipal Airport to divert, capture and treat urban stormwater runoff from Torrance and several neighboring communities, thus reducing pollutants and improving stormwater management.

Member Certification.


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2075 Rehabilitation Project

Intended Recipient: Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2075, 4563 W. 131st Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

Amount: $235,127.

Purpose: This project will allow the VFW to make needed repairs to the Post 2075 building in Hawthorne, CA, which serves many of our nation’s veterans, their families, and members of the surrounding community.

Member Certification.