(Imperial, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is pleased to announce that Imperial County will be receiving a total of $1,142,301 from the California Department of Housing and Community Development's Community Development Block Grant Program, Coronavirus Response. These distributed funds would support the County of Imperial’s food voucher, and mortgage and utility payment programs as well as small business assistance, fire station repairs, and sanitation infrastructure for the City of Calexico.
“Every chance to secure additional investment for our region is a victory. We have been advocating fiercely in Sacramento for the resources our community needs to get through these challenging times and to thrive beyond this pandemic. We congratulate the City of Calexico and County of Imperial and applaud this latest grant announcement from the California Department of Housing and Community Development. This over one million dollars in funding will help support vital community services and pandemic relief programs within Imperial County,” stated Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia.
“We commend the County of Imperial, City of Calexico, and our regional leaders for pursuing these grant opportunities. We need to keep applying. We have made historic budget allocations across various categories and we need to keep working to build on our successful track record and bring home our fair share of these investments.”
After a landmark year of state budget investments, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia remains determined to champion local priorities and secure additional funding opportunities for his district.