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Special Requests for FY 2010

July 15, 2009
Press Release
Appropriations Requests, Rep. Maxine Waters, California 35th
Grantee Project Name Address Amount 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.
Black Business Association Minority Business Stimulus Participation Project P.O. Box 43159, Los Angeles, CA 90043 $150,000 Approval of this request will fund outreach and technical assistance to small and minority businesses that go largely uninformed about businesses assistance programs and are thereby disenfranchised from opportunities that have potential to support growth and sustainability. Funding will be used for the Black Business Association (BBA) to conduct a grassroots campaign consisting primarily of workshops, technical assistance, information dissemination at business-related special events, and hands-on individualized assistance through one-on-one meetings.
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.
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.
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 Unified School District (LAUSD) Adult Education Program

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Adult Education Program

10925 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90059 $1,000,000 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 1 Loyola Drive, Los Angeles , CA 90045 $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.
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.
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.
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 11539 Hawthorne Boulevard, 5th floor. Hawthorne, CA 90250 $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.
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