Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) announced his office is accepting appropriations funding requests from California’s 39th Congressional District for the final Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Appropriations Acts. Rep. Cisneros is soliciting feedback on the federal funding that benefits the district to help inform his formal testimony and programmatic request submissions to the House Appropriations Committee. Constituents and 39th District groups can request appropriations funding here.
“In the FY 2020 Appropriations Acts passed in December, I was proud to secure key priorities and funding for California’s 39th District. Whether it’s for Community Development Block Grants, California Highways, Community Health Centers, or Homeless Veterans Housing programs, we need to make these important investments to ensure our district is getting the programs and resources it needs to thrive,” said Rep. Cisneros. “It’s why I’m looking for feedback from the community about what funding they need to address our district’s most pressing issues. I encourage everyone to use their voice and get involved in the appropriations request process, and I’ll continue to fight for the needs of the 39th District in Congress.”
In 2019, Rep. Cisneros submitted nearly 200 programmatic requests to the Committee to encourage strong funding levels for discrete programs that have helped his constituents thrive at home, at work, and at school. This advocacy helped secure major victories for the 39th District in the final Appropriations Acts for FY 2020 that the President signed into law, including:
- $3.4 billion for Community Development Block Grants, an increase of $100 million above the FY 2019 enacted level;
- $116.6 million for California Highways and Transit and $1 billion for National Infrastructure Investments (TIGER/BUILD), an increase of $100 million above the 2019 enacted level;
- $340 million for the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, an increase of $36.5 million above the FY 2019 funding level;
- $5.553 billion for Wildland Fire Management (including, for the first time, $2.25 billion in cap adjusted fire suppression funding), an increase of $1.6 billion above the FY 2019 enacted level;
- $16.3 billion for Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies, an increase of $450 million above the 2019 enacted level;
- $7.6 billion for the Census Bureau, representing an increase of $1.4 billion above the President’s budget request;
- $1.6 billion for Community Health Centers, representing an increase of nearly $50 million above the FY 2019 funding level; and
- $40 million for HUD/VA Supportive Housing for Homeless Veterans (HUD-VASH), maintaining funding for the program and rejecting the President’s proposal to eliminate it.
This article was released by the Office of Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr.