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Napolitano Secures Millions for Water Projects, Youth Challenge & Mental Health

June 21, 2019
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC)  This week, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) voted for H.R. 2740, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 2020, in which she secured millions of federal dollars for water projects, the National Guard Youth Challenge Program, and life-saving mental health services.

“I am pleased the bill we passed includes much of the critical funding I requested on behalf of San Gabriel Valley residents, agencies, and businesses,” Napolitano said. “From greater investment in clean water and dam safety to helping at-risk youth and expanding mental health services, it prioritizes the well-being of hard-working families in our region and across the nation. As the House considers additional funding bills this year, I will continue to put first the needs of the people of my district.”

H.R. 2740 passed by a vote of 226 to 203 and will now go to the Senate for consideration. It included funding for the following priorities Napolitano requested for her district and the Southern California region:

Water Recycling and WaterSmart - $123,600,000

Water Replenishment District GRIP Water Recycling Project - $4,200,000

Dam Safety Upgrades at Whittier Narrows Dam – An amount to be determined later

Los Angeles County Disposition of Flood control channels from the Army Corps of Engineers to the County - An amount to be determined later

National Guard Youth Challenge Program - $200,000,000

Community Mental Health Services Block Grant - $736,532,000

National Institute of Mental Health - $1,961,704,000

Loan Repayment Program for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Workforce - $25,000,000


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