Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California
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Torres Hosts Federal Grants Workshop

October 28, 2016
Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – On October 25th, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) hosted a workshop at Cal Poly Pomona to help local officials and non-profit organizations find, apply, and obtain federal grant funding.


“The federal government is expected to provide more than $66 billion in federal grants in 2016, and I want to make sure the 35th District gets its fair share,” said Torres.  “There are so many organizations in our area with great ideas and worthy projects, but it can be difficult to not only find what funding is available but to also go on to write a compelling application that will stand out from the others coming in from around the country.”


Staff from Torres’s office talked to participants about searching for grants and obtaining letters of support.  A representative from Cal Poly Pomona discussed how to submit a competitive application, and representatives from the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, the National Park Service, and the La Verne Small Business Development Center talked about available funding opportunities.


“I want to do everything I can to help our local governments and non-profits compete for federal funding and bring that money home, so it benefits the residents of the 35th District,” continued Torres.  “Whether it’s writing letters of support, following up with agencies, or simply answering questions or pointing people in the right direction, my office is here to help.”


Agencies and organizations seeking funding for projects in the 35th District should visit for additional resources and information about applying for federal grants.