Padilla secures $20M for 11 projects across the Central Coast

California Senator Alex Padilla has secured over $20 million in federal funding for 11 projects across the Central Coast.

These projects were included in the bipartisan FY 2022 appropriations package that passed the Senate last week. The bill is now headed to President Biden to be signed into law.

“I am proud to have secured funding for projects up and down the Central Coast to improve our water infrastructure, support health care services, and make our communities safer,” Senator Padilla said. 

“This funding will go to the local governments and community organizations that are directly serving our neighborhoods.”

Some of the projects in and around the Central Coast that will receive federal funding are:

  • $5.5 million for dredging of Ventura Harbor – This funding will support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ maintenance dredging, which is required annually to ensure adequate navigational depths for safety, commerce, and operations at Ventura Harbor;
  • $525,000 for Dredging of Santa Cruz Harbor – This funding will support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dredging efforts, which are critical to maintaining safe and navigable depths at Santa Cruz Harbor, etc.

Photo: Santa Cruz Harbor