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Pelosi Proclaims San Francisco Will Obtain $30 Million for Group Tasks from Authorities Funding Bundle


San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that nearly $30 million in new federal funding is headed to San Francisco to support vital community projects. These investments – which will support neighborhood-serving organizations that are helping meet the needs of Bay Area families – were included in the government funding package signed into law today by President Biden.

“The new federal funding headed to our City for critical community projects is a major victory for San Francisco families,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. “Thanks to Democrats’ tenacious negotiating, this year’s government funding package delivers deeply needed federal funds for projects across the country that help meet specific needs of our communities. From easing food insecurity and homelessness to expanding vital health services to caring for local veterans, these investments will help us seize the biggest opportunities and tackle the biggest challenges that San Franciscans face.”

A full list of San Francisco community projects receiving funding for Fiscal Year 2023 include:

  • San Francisco General Hospital Foundation on behalf of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center – $1,000,000 for the Transform Mental and Behavioral Health Fund
  • San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium – $2,200,000 for Community Health Center Improvements
  • Larkin Street Youth Services – $1,550,000 for Services for Youth Experiencing Homelessness
  • HealthRIGHT 360 – $2,500,000 for the Integrated Care Center
  • Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. – $2,000,000 for Child Care Facilities Expansions
  • The National AIDS Memorial – $750,000 for the Center for Health and Social Justice
  • Chinatown Media and Arts Collaborative – $2,500,000 for Edge on the Square Chinatown Media and Arts Collaborative Building Renovation
  • Friends of the Children – SF Bay Area – $750,000 for Friends of the Children Bayview Youth Center
  • Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center, Inc. (LYRIC) – $2,000,000 for Youth Center Renovation
  • United Playaz, Inc. – $4,000,000 for 1044 Howard Building Purchase and Improvements
  • Project OpenHand – $1,451,000 for Community Nutrition and Wellness Expansion
  • San Francisco Recreation and Park Department – $3,000,000 for Japantown Peace Plaza Renovation
  • The Friendship House Association of American Indians – $750,000 for the Village SF Urban Indian Project
  • Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy – $3,000,000 for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Energy Production and Storage Project
  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency – $2,500,000 for Bayview Community-Based Transportation Implementation

“We are deeply appreciative of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s leadership to secure funding to provide timely and comprehensive mental health services for San Francisco,” said Kim Meredith, CEO of San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. “Not only will our Transforming Mental and Behavioral Health program draw together experts to develop innovative models for treating the mental health needs of the predominately underserved and underinsured population that Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital serves, but it will also help find solutions to the national effort , including the systemic causes of homelessness not just in this District, but nationwide.”

“The San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium and its member clinics serve over 100,000 low income vulnerable San Franciscans,” said Deena Lahn, Vice President, Policy and External Affairs of San Francisco Community Clinics Consortium. “During the worst parts of the Covid pandemic and continuing today, our community clinics remained open to provide information, vaccinations and treatment to communities who would otherwise be ignored. The funds provided through the Community Project Funding will fund critical equipment and renovation to help meet the needs of our patients and ensure that we can continue to provide high quality, up to date medical care for our hard working patients, regardless of their ability to pay .”

“We are incredibly grateful to Speaker Pelosi’s leadership for supporting our FY23 Community Project proposal,” said Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director of Larkin Street Youth Services. “With these critical resources Larkin Street will be able to amplify our efforts to stably house and improve economic Outcomes for youth experiencing homelessness in San Francisco by providing immediate access to shelter, transitional housing with intensive case management, and educational programming to help close the post-pandemic learning gap.This funding will also support progress towards our collective long-term goal of ending youth homelessness in San Francisco.”

“Congresswoman Pelosi’s community project funding to fully renovate the current administrative floor of HealthRIGHT 360’s Integrated Care Clinic in San Francisco will exponentially expand capacity of client assessments for substance use disorder treatment intakes, and will allow us to continue our focus of treatment on demand for those that need the most help by providing better access to treatment,” said Vitka Eisen, Chief Executive Officer of HealthRIGHT 360. “Thank you, Congresswoman Pelosi, for continuing to bring important federal funding home to San Francisco to address our underserved and often marginalized communities that need the most help, and for living our mantra that healthcare is a right, not a privilege.”

“The MNC Family is more than grateful and appreciative to Speaker Pelosi for her continued support and generosity, that will impact and improve young lives for generations ahead,” said Richard Ybarra, Chief Executive Officer of Mission Neighborhood Centers. “These funds will advance the completion of our new Inspiring Children early care campus at 1240 Valencia (former police station).”

“The National AIDS Memorial is deeply appreciative of Speaker Pelosi’s support of funding our work toward building a National Center for Health & Social Justice in San Francisco,” said John Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer of the National AIDS Memorial. “Still relevant today, the Center will transform the enormous human tragedy exacerbated by societal indifference and the triumphs and lessons of the AIDS crisis into an enduring movement so that never again will a community be harmed due to stigma, prejudice, discrimination, or hate. San Francisco has long stood at the forefront of our nation’s fight for social justice and the Center will educate and inspire compassion and action in its citizens, the nation, and the global community.”

“Speaker Pelosi’s ultimate legacy is that of a tireless and fearless public servant,” said Malcolm Yeung, Founding Board Member of the Chinatown Media and Arts Collaborative. “No issue is too big and, equally important, no issue is too small. The Speaker’s leadership means everything to our Chinatown community.”

“This appropriation is a significant contribution to Edge On The Square, anticipated to be the soul and new icon of Chinatown,” said Mabel Teng, Executive Director and Founding Board Member of the Chinatown Media and Arts Collaborative. “We are rolling up our sleeves to build the unprecedented Asian American storytelling platform with a just vision of America through the lens of immigrants.”

“Friends of the Children extends our sincere gratitude and thanks to Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi for her unwavering commitment to supporting children in Bayview Hunters Point,” said Timothy Waters, Executive Director of Friends of the Children – SF Bay Area. “This funding to secure the acquisition of the Bayview Youth Center will enable Friends of the Children – SF Bay Area to continue on our path to mentor and serve 400 children. By creating an incredible space for our program, this support will positively impact generational change as our paid, professional mentors further the hopes and dreams of the youth and families we serve.”

“These federal funds will increase the current LYRIC space by 40% which will allow us to serve more LGBTQQ+ youth, especially trans and non-binary youth, here in San Francisco,” said Adam-Michael Royston, Vice President of LYRIC. “The LYRIC center is the second oldest LGBTQQ+ youth center in the country and with trans youth under attack across the country we have seen a tremendous increase in our services – specifically mental health and gender affirming care and these funds will allow us to serve more than 3,000 youth in San Francisco a year.”

“We are so appreciative to be included in the Community Project Funding!” said Rudy Corpuz, Executive Director of United Playaz. “Our project to purchase and rebuild 1044 Howard Street/United Playaz Way would not have happened without these important funds! This new building will become home to our literacy program Real Playaz Read and our growing ReEntry program serving individuals coming home from incarceration. It Takes The Hood To Save The Hood!”

“For 37 years, Project Open Hand’s mission has been to serve meals with love to the Bay Area, providing life-saving nutrition for residents who need it most,” said Paul Hepfer, Chief Executive Officer of Project Open Hand. “The funds allocated to our organization by Congresswoman Pelosi will ensure that our programs and capacity continue to reach those in critical need of the medically tailored meals that we provide. On behalf of our clients and our staff, Project Open Hand would like to convey our sincerest appreciation for this funding and recognition of the important work that our founder, Ruth Brinker, began back in 1985, and that we continue to this day.”

“We are so grateful to Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her steadfast support of the Japantown Peace Plaza renovation,” Phil Ginsburg, General Manager of San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. “For 110 years, this space has been vital to generations of Japanese American, Asian American and Pacific Islander families and is one of only three Japantowns left in the US With $3 million in federal funding, the Peace Plaza will continue to flourish as an essential open space that is home to so many community organizations, small business, and artists.”

“This investment contributes to the development of the Village SF, a six-story building in the heart of the city that provides cultural programs, social services, housing, and medical and dental care, for the 9,000 Native Americans and Alaska Natives who live in San Francisco,” said Gabriel Pimentel (Apache), Executive Director of Friendship House Association of American Indians. “The Village SF is just the beginning of Friendship House’s vision for a thriving and healthy Native community in the heart of every city in America.”

“The park partners of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area are grateful to Speaker Pelosi and for this federal community project funding that will bring to life the dream of a solar project within the Presidio. Addressing climate resilience in Bay Area national parks is a priority, as we continue to ensure these park lands serve as places of welcome and belonging for people from San Francisco and across the world for decades to come,” said Christine Lehnertz, President & CEO, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

Installing solar panels in the Presidio will save energy costs and further our goal of being a carbon-neutral park,” said Jean Fraser, CEO of the Presidio Trust. “This project will educate the Presidio’s millions of visitors about the power Americans have to reduce climate change by using alternative energy sources.”

“This award will generate broad and important safety benefits that are directly aligned with community needs and values ​​in Bayview-Hunters Point,” said Jeffrey Tumlin, Director of Transportation at San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. “It will have a direct impact by improving pedestrian and bicycle safety in the Bayview Neighborhood, one of San Francisco’s most disadvantaged communities. Specifically, this project will improve pedestrian safety along the 3rd St. corridor, improving resident access to transit, local businesses, parks, and community centers.”

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