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Project Requests

Community Project Funding Request(s)
*Projects will appear in alphabetical order

Fiscal Year 2023 Requests: 

Project Name: Adventist Health 3D Mammogram Project
Proposed Recipient: Adventist Health Central Valley Network
Address of Recipient: 115 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Requested Amount: $1,250,000
Explanation of Request: This project will allow for the recipient to acquire and install three pieces of important equipment for their facilities in Hanford and Selma. The equipment includes two Hologic 3Dimensions Systems, one for each Hanford and Selma, and one GE Discovery Nuclear Gamma Camera to form a nuclear medicine suite at the Selma medical center. These rural, underserved communities would benefit from having access to additional health care resources that would aid in the prevention and detection of breast cancer.
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Project Name: Caruthers Education and Community Activity Center
Proposed Recipient: Caruthers Unified School District
Address of Recipient: 1 Tiller Avenue in Caruthers, CA 93609
Requested Amount: $4,000,000
Explanation of Request: This project will feature new and improved grounds and public service facilities with sufficient parking providing improved health and education programs for students, and access for Caruthers families and children to attend town and community events such as the Caruthers State Fair. Currently, the low-income, rural communities surrounding Caruthers have no local parks or dedicated community activity centers. The only publicly maintained green spaces accessible to the public are those on Caruthers school grounds, which currently are not equipped with lighting for evening use and have no restrooms or common facilities for public use outside school hours. The Caruthers Education and Community Activity Center will give the rural agricultural community of Caruthers critically needed infrastructure to provide children, students, and families a safe and secure location for outdoor recreation and social activities, and provide Caruthers a modern, secure facility for official events and programs.
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Project name: City of Parlier Police Station Project
Proposed Recipient: City of Parlier
Address of Recipient: 1100 East Parlier Ave, Parlier, CA 93648
Requested Amount: $875,000
Explanation of Request: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would provide funding support for full facility modernization and equipment upgrades for the city’s police station, as well as construction of an attached first responder dispatch center and the necessary dispatch equipment. This project will strengthen public safety and emergency response for the City of Parlier, a socioeconomically disadvantaged community in Fresno County. At 65 years old, the current police station in Parlier is far past its functional life and is in desperate need for rehabilitation so that the residents of Parlier can have a modernized first responder facility. Additionally, the current police station is not well secured or equipped to provide safety to those who work in the building. These critical updates will tangibly improve the safety of Parlier residents and the peace officers that seek to protect them.
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Project Name: City of Wasco Emergency Operations Center
Proposed Recipient: City of Wasco
Address of Recipient: 746 8th Street, Wasco, CA 93280
Requested Amount: $5,250,000
Explanation of Request: This project will demolish an old adobe brick courthouse and construct a new Emergency Operating Center (EOC), approximately 8000-10000sf, to provide emergency preparedness services and community outreach to the City of Wasco, a socioeconomically disadvantaged community in Kern County. This project will address an urgent need in the community as there are currently no cooling centers or indoor community facilities available to the public within the City of Wasco. The center will provide shelter during a disaster and provide a safe public space for other community needs. This project is in line with the FEMA adopted and approved Kern County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.
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Project Name: Clinical Research and Diagnostic Center: Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical
Proposed Recipient: Kern County Hospital Authority
Address of Recipient: 1700 Mount Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Requested Amount: $10,000,000
Explanation of Request: This project will continue the Valley Fever Institute’s mission to improve treatment and increase education and awareness for the public, patients, and health care providers. The Valley Fever Institute has the largest population of patients with Valley Fever, and they treat patients from not only the region, but from across the United States and even internationally. The project would fund research capacity and development that includes a clinical research lab. This funding is the critical next step toward a vaccine for Valley Fever. If left untreated or mistreated, an infection from Valley Fever can quickly spread from the lungs to the bloodstream, leading to meningitis, inflammation to the skin, and brain swelling, sometimes resulting in a requirement of lifelong treatments.
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Project Name:
Corazón del Valle Commons Housing Project
Proposed Recipient: Housing Authority of Fresno County
Address of Recipient: 1331 Fulton Street, Fresno, CA 93721
Requested Amount: $2,000,000
Explanation of Request: This project will provide affordable housing featuring onsite management, resident services, a community building and a community garden in the underserved community of Huron. Of the 61 affordable housing units included in the project, 10 will be reserved for farmworker residents, a greatly needed housing type in a low-income, agriculture-focused city like Huron. In addition, a new City Hall will be built as part of the development of Corazón del Valle Commons. The City has been expanding its staffing capacity and is currently operating out of a small, dilapidated building. The new City Hall building will offer more space for staff and will act as an extension of the current City Council chambers, directly adjacent to the new City Hall site.
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Project Name:
Fowler New Well and System Interconnection for Drought Resiliency Project
Proposed Recipient: City of Fowler
Address of Recipient: 128 South 5th Street, Fowler, CA 93625
Requested Amount: $3,005,200
Explanation of Request: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because the project would provide the residents of the disadvantaged community of Fowler with greater reliability for safe drinking water supplies through adding a well on the west side of State Route 99, providing an interconnection of the well to the City’s water system for better fire protection, pressure, redundancy, and to provide a more reliable water supply.
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Project Name:
Hanford Veterans and Seniors Building
Proposed Recipient: City of Hanford
Address of Recipient: 315 North Douty Street, Hanford, CA 93230
Requested Amount: $561,000
Explanation of Request: This project will fund renovations to the building which serves four different veteran organizations and Senior Inc. These groups use the building extensively, and its functionality is vital for the social, mental, and physical well-being of veterans and seniors in the community. Built in 1925, the building is in dire need of several renovations including replacement of the roof, flooring, two air conditioning units, windows, and the ADA ramp. In addition, outdoor lighting and a security camera system will enhance the safety of all building users, especially during the evening hours. The proposed renovation and improvements to the Veterans and Senior Building are vitally needed to improve safety, accessibility, and comfort while enhancing the energy efficiency of the building.
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Project Name:
Kings County Regional Multi-Modal Transit Center
Proposed Recipient: Kings County Area Public Transit Agency
Address of Recipient: 610 West 7th Street, Hanford, CA 93230
Requested Amount: $5,000,000
Explanation of Request: This project will provide community members with efficient, accessible, and affordable transportation options, including access to high-quality jobs located throughout the region. Not only will the future service expansions increase transit ridership and reduce automobile travel, but the introduction of electric transit vehicles will also result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions, thus improving air quality and positively impacting community health. The Kings County Regional Multi-Modal Transit Center will serve as the backbone of a public transportation network that will provide Kings County and the surrounding region with a multitude of important mobility, economic and public health-related benefits.
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Project Name:
Kings County Sheriff’s Office Response and Rescue Vehicle
Proposed Recipient: Kings County Sheriff’s Office
Address of Recipient: 1444 W. Lacey Blvd, Hanford, CA 93230
Requested Amount: $233,572
Explanation of Request: This project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because the procurement of these patrol vehicles will assist the Sheriff’s Office in responding to critical call outs that occur within the county and its surrounding communities. Kings County Sheriff’s Office lacks an adequate number of patrol vehicles to meet the needs for responding to calls for service throughout the county, which spans 1,390 square miles and is home to over 150,000 residents. These vehicles’ capabilities and modifications make them an invaluable response tool for our rural community and enhances the Sheriff’s critical capabilities to protect and serve Central Valley residents.
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Project Name:
McFarland Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Project
Proposed Recipient: City of McFarland
Address of Recipient: 401 W Kern Avenue, McFarland, CA 93250
Requested Amount: $14,548,000
Explanation of Request: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would provide a safer and more sanitary wastewater system for the disadvantaged, rural community of McFarland. It will also help the City get closer to their goal of recycling wastewater. The expansion will allow for the City to be compliant with the state permitting for the facility and allow for the City to grow. McFarland is in dire need of this expansion in order to sustain the wastewater capacity for the existing population.
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Project Name: Mobile Health for Rural and Medically Underserved Areas of Kern County
Proposed Recipient: Kern County Hospital Authority
Address of Recipient: 1700 Mount Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Requested Amount: $3,500,000
Explanation of Request: This project will modify the Kern Medical Mobile Vaccination program into a comprehensive mobile health care program that would address both primary and specialty care in the rural and medically underserved areas of Kern County. The clinics would focus on the rural part of Kern County to increase affordability of health care and increase access to America’s most vulnerable populations. Due to the large geographic and rural nature of the county, as well as the large agriculturally based economic activities and workforce, many of the county’s 900,000 residents do not have appropriate access to care. The Central Valley is America’s breadbasket, and it is important that our farmers and ranchers living in rural areas have the healthcare they need to stay healthy and continue producing food for the nation.
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Project Name: Mt. Vernon Avenue and Potomac Avenue Pedestrian Improvement Project
Proposed Recipient: Kern County Public Works Department
Address of Recipient: 2700 M Street, Suite 400, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Requested Amount: $4,000,000
Explanation of Request: This project will fill in pedestrian infrastructure gaps along two busy corridors frequently used by pedestrians and cyclists heading to and from nearby homes, schools, markets, restaurants, and bus stops. Currently, these corridors lack the proper pedestrian infrastructure to support the number and types of users that use the existing facilities. This project will close the active transportation gaps in this area by constructing approximately 2 miles of continuous sidewalk to fill in existing gaps, improving visibility of crosswalks, and improving ADA-accessible ramps in order to provide a safe, accessible route for all non-motorized users. The project will provide the nearby disadvantaged communities with a continuous pathway to reach public transit stops, school bus stops, restaurants and markets, a laundromat, two parks, and the Mercado Latino, which boasts more than 100 stores and services, including immigration, tax, and legal assistance.
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Project Name: Santa Fe Way Resurfacing and Shoulder Improvements
Proposed Recipient: City of Shafter
Address of Recipient: 336 Pacific Avenue Shafter, CA 93263
Requested Amount: $4,000,000
Explanation of Request: This project will provide new pavement resurfacing for existing travel lanes and paved shoulders at Santa Fe Way between Los Angeles Avenue and Galpin Street. The roadway currently lacks paved shoulders, and travel lane deterioration is impacting the commute between Shafter and a major industrial park south of the city. Resurfacing this regional traffic corridor will improve road safety and support future development along this critical link between Northwest Bakersfield and the rural and underserved communities of Shafter and Wasco.  
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Project Name: Tulare Emergency Homeless Shelter
Proposed Recipient: City of Tulare
Address of Recipient: 411 East Kern Avenue, Tulare, CA 93274
Requested Amount: $1,500,000
Explanation of Request: This project will include a safe and secure shelter providing food, lodging, bathroom and shower facilities, medical care, electricity, and supportive services to hundreds of homeless individuals and families. In addition, residents of Tulare will have access to cleaner and safer areas where homeless encampments previously would have been. Once completed, the Tulare Emergency Homeless Shelter will operate a 200-bed facility, scalable to 400 beds if necessary, accepting all homeless individuals and families on a 24-hour, 365-day basis.
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Fiscal Year 2022 Requests:

Project Name:
Avenal Community Center
Requested Amount: $2,000,000
Intended Recipient: City of Avenal
Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 919 Skyline Blvd., Avenal, CA 93204
Explanation of the request: The funding will be used to continue construction on Phase II of the Avenal Community Center which will address an urgent need in the community as there are currently no fitness gyms or indoor recreational facilities available to the public within the City of Avenal.
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Project Name: Avenue 95/96 Farm to Market Corridor Repairs
Requested Amount: $2,500,000
Intended Recipient: Tulare County Association of Governments
Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 210 N. Church Street Suite B, Visalia, CA 93291
Explanation of the request: The funding will be used to rehabilitate 10 miles of the Avenue 95 and Avenue 96 farm to market corridor between Pixley and Terra Bella within Tulare County, CA. This corridor links State Route 65 to the east and State Route 99 to the west. Repairing the road will improve goods movement, shorten travel times, and improve air quality.
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Project Name: Bakersfield National Guard Gateway Readiness Center project
Requested Amount: $24,000,000
Intended Recipient: State of California, California Military Department
Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 2800 Gateway Ave, Bakersfield Ave
Explanation of the request: The Bakersfield National Guard Gateway Readiness Center project will ensure long-term viability of the unit, better readiness, improved living and working conditions for service members, and significant cost savings in perpetuity.
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Project Name: City of Lemoore Police and Volunteer Fire Department Dispatch Center
Request Amount: $1,000,000
Intended Recipient: City of Lemoore
Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: City of Lemoore, 711 W. Cinnamon Drive, Lemoore, CA 93245
Explanation of the request: This funding request on behalf of the City of Lemoore Police and Volunteer Fire Department Dispatch Center will complete the final stage of the new police dispatching facility by providing the necessary 911 dispatching equipment needed to make the facility fully operational. This completed dispatch center will improve response times to emergency calls and increase overall safety and security.
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Project Name:
Community Action Partnership of Kern Food Bank Expansion
Requested Amount: $1,200,000
Intended Recipient: Community Action Partnership of Kern
Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 5005 Business Park North, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Explanation of the request: The funding will be used to expand CAPK’s Food Bank. CAPK is the central hub for Kern County’s food distribution network and the expansion of the food bank will allow CAPK to better respond to food insecurity and provide increased support and assistance to some of the poorest communities in Kern County.
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Project Name: Earlimart Public Utility District Sewer Relief Project
Requested Amount: $1,284,696
Intended Recipient: Earlimart Public Utility District 
Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 396 N Church Rd # 6, Earlimart, CA 93219
Explanation of the request: The funding would be used for the installation of a new sanitary sewer line that would increase wastewater collection capacity to address the existing waiting list and the capability to address the acute need for housing. Housing starts are at a halt due to the impacts of the sewer connection moratorium.
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Project Name: Earlimart Public Utility District Well Project
Requested Amount: $1,756,416
Intended Recipient: Earlimart Public Utility District 
Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 396 N Church Rd # 6, Earlimart, CA 93219
Explanation of the request: The funding would be used for well treatment improvement of the Front Street well, which has the highest levels of Trichloropropane (TPC) amongst all of the active Earlimart Public Utility District wells. The project would provide safer and improved drinking water to Earlimart, which is a low-income, disadvantaged, and unincorporated community.
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Project Name: Kings County Deputy Sheriffs’ Body-Worn Camera Project
Request Amount: $412,580
Intended Recipient: Kings County
Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 1400 W. Lacey Blvd, Hanford, CA 93230
Explanation of the request: This project would help Kings County fund the purchase and deployment of body-worn cameras for 200 officers. This technology presents a number of key opportunities and potential benefits, chief among them is increased public confidence in policing. Expanded use of BWCs will also help foster a shared sense of security for both the community and the officers.
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Project Name:
Mt. Whitney Avenue Complete Streets
Requested Amount: $1,926,679
Intended Recipient: Fresno County (unincorporated Riverdale, CA)
Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 2220 Tulare St. Suite 600, Fresno, CA 93721
Explanation of the request: This 1.5 mile stretch of Mount Whitney Avenue in the unincorporated community of Riverdale, California has a Pavement Condition Index of less than 20 (out of 100). This project will provide safe, walkable infrastructure by reconstructing the road and repairing curbs, gutters, sidewalks and storm drains.
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Project Name: Sanger Veterans Memorial Park
Requested Amount: $962,188
Intended Recipient: City of Sanger
Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 1700 7th Street, Sanger, CA 93657
Explanation of the request: The funding would complete Phase II of the Veterans Memorial Park in Sanger, CA. This community park will feature walking paths, lighted sports fields, a pavilion, and a Veterans Memorial Monument. The park will provide a multigenerational gathering place and recreational facility for socioeconomically disadvantaged households and provide athletic opportunities for youth.
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Surface Transportation Request(s)


Project Sponsor:
Fresno Council of Governments/Fresno County Transportation Authority
Project Name: State Route 41 Excelsior Corridor Project
Project Location: Fresno County, CA- from the Kings County Line north to Elkhorn Avenue
Requested Amount: $20,000,000
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