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Garamendi, Thompson Present Checks to Local Healthcare and Housing Organizations to Strengthen Services

Reps. Garamendi and Thompson Present Checks to Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity, UC Davis, and Winters Health Foundation to Bolster their Services in the Community

YOLO & SOLANO COUNTIES—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA03) and Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA05) presented checks to local housing and healthcare providers to improve critical services in the community.

Specifically, Garamendi and Thompson presented a $500,000 check to support Winters Health Foundation’s new Capay Valley Health Center, a $985,000 check to establish a Future Pandemic Prevention & Rapid Response Institute at UC Davis, and a $1 million check to help Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity build new housing for low-income residents.

This funding was made possible by Garamendi and Thompson’s advocacy in Congress to designate these projects as Community Funded Projects—a new program that allows members of Congress to bring direct funding to projects in their Congressional Districts that have significant benefits for the community.

“It is an honor to join my friend and colleague, Congressman Mike Thompson, to announce these much-needed investments in our communities,” Garamendi said. “Congressman Thompson and I fought hard in Washington for this Community Project Funding—which will bolster local infrastructure, healthcare, and more. This was all made possible through the advocacy, information, and passion dozens of local leaders provided throughout this process. We are grateful to see these much-needed investments being made in our community, and Congressman Thompson and I will always forge partnerships throughout the community to deliver the progress and support our region deserves,” Garamendi concluded.

“The projects that Rep. Garamendi and I were able to secure funding for are essential steps to advance the quality of life for our communities and set our neighbors up for a bright future,” said Thompson. “By investing in education, primary health care, mental health care, housing, research, and more, we can connect our communities with the resources they need. Community Funded Projects are key to advance the projects that are going to impact each of our lives, and we are grateful for the support and advocacy of our local leaders on behalf of these projects. I’m glad to work with a great partner Rep. Garamendi to deliver on behalf of our constituents, and I look forward to seeing the impact of this funding.”

Below is an overview of the three projects Garamendi and Thompson presented checks to today:

Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity

  • This $1 million in funding will support Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity’s Woolner Ave Home Construction Project. This project will lead to the construction of three 3-bedroom, 2- bath homes in Fairfield for low-income families. This will provide housing in a low-income area with a drastically increasing cost of living.

UC Davis Future Pandemic Prevention & Rapid Response Institute

  • This $985,000 in funding will help establish a Future Pandemic Prevention & Rapid Response Institute at UC Davis, which will advance future pandemic preparedness. Specifically, this institute will enable the development of the next generation of pandemic specialists, while immediately accelerating access to research findings from the laboratory to the general public.

Winters Health Foundation Capay Valley Health Center

  • This $500,000 in funding will be used to equip the new Capay Valley Health Center with five dental operatories, four medical exam rooms, 20 computers, and associated IT costs including electronic medical record software, and lab and vaccine preparation and storage. The project will provide the medical and technical equipment needed to provide care at a new facility in Winters, which is a rural and traditionally underserved community.

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