March 08, 2024

Congresswoman Torres Secures over $14.7 Million for Local Projects in Fiscal Year 2024 Funding Bill

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) announced that she secured 14 proposed community projects, which would bring over $14.7 million directly to California's 35th Congressional District. 

“As a former mayor and state representative, I know how important it is to cut through red tape and actually deliver results – that’s why as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I am proud to announce I secured over $14.7 million in direct project funding to keep the Inland Empire strong,” said Congresswoman Torres. “From expanding access to mental health programs for law enforcement, to transportation opportunities, to clean water and energy projects, I am eager to meet long overdue community needs that will allow my constituents to thrive.”

Below are the fourteen projects for which Congresswoman Torres secured funding. For more information on FY2024 Appropriations, click HERE.

  • CARE Team K9 Suicide Prevention and Intervention Program ($963,000) - The funding will be used for mental health support and suicide prevention for law enforcement through the use of education, resources, and K9s.
  • Downtown Fontana Revitalization Project ($850,000) - The funding would be used to create essential infrastructure improvements to enhance pedestrian access and safety, promote public safety, and support economic development in downtown Fontana.
  • Downtown Upland Main Street Economic Recovery and Revitalization Project – Phase 3 Rehabilitation of the Historic Downtown Upland Metrolink Station ($850,000) – The funding would be used to fully rehabilitate, restore, and revitalize the Historic Downtown Upland Metrolink Station to encourage an increase in ridership and create a destination plaza that attracts visitors and residents to patron the businesses within the Historic Depot and vicinity.
  • Eastvale Limonite Gap Closure Project ($500,000) – The funding would be used to construct a divided four-lane facility with 11-foot travel lanes, extend bicycle and pedestrian facilities, build a 320-foot bridge over Cucamonga Creek Channel, and provide a regional east-west connection from SR-71 to I-15.
  • Montclair Transcenter Facilities Enhancement Project ($1,000,000) – The funding would be used to provide upgrades to existing bus facilities including new benches, trash bins, directional signage, a bicycle storage facility, and security and information center kiosk.
  • Monte Vista Water District for State Street Pipeline Replacement Project - Phase II ($959,757) – The funding will be used to increase the reliability of their distribution system by replacing the failing pipeline which is past its useful life.
  • Ontario Well-50 Ion Exchange Treatment Facility (Energy and Water) ($200,000) – The funding would be used to re–establish the use of an existing out-of-service drinking water supply well.
  • Ontario Reconstruction & Realignment of E. Avion Way & Jurupa Street ($500,000) – The funding would be used to reconstruct, widen, and realign the primary public roadway used to access the south side of the airport property.
  • Pomona Emergency Operation Center and Fire Station 182 ($4,100,000) – The funding would be used for the design and to build a brand-new Emergency Operations Center with state-of-the-art technology to improve public safety response.
  • Pomona House of Ruth Domestic Violence Shelter and Outreach Facility Rehabilitation ($1,049,600) – The funding would be used to refurbish the shelter and outreach facilities.
  • Pomona STAY Girls Home ($1,016,279) – The funding would be used to support the development and expansion of the STAY Program, specifically for young women 18-25.
  • Rancho Cucamonga Local Circulator and Last Mile Transportation Project ($1,000,000) – The funding would be used to develop and test a zero-emission multi-passenger shuttle service and e-bike program that connects Cucamonga Station with other regional transit connectors and key retail, dining, and residential locations in the Southeast quadrant of Rancho Cucamonga. 
  • San Bernardino Prado Regional Park Tent Campground Restroom and Shower Facility ($850,000) – The funding will be used to install a new restroom and shower facility at Prado Park's campground.
  • San Bernardino Septic-to-Sewer Conversion Project—Phase 1 ($959,757) - The funding would be used for the installation of a sewer mainline to do septic sewer conversion.