Message from Rep. Huffman: Over $10.2 Million in Funding Wins Heading to the North Coast

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Hello,

The Community Project Funding process in Congress is an impactful way for me to deliver federal funds for critical projects in our region. This allows me to work hand-in-hand with local partners and constituents to identify programs and initiatives where this additional federal funding can make the difference between a transformative project happening or not. And I’m excited to share that for the third year in a row, I was able to secure funding for 15 more transformative local projects. Over $10.2 million for projects up and down the North Coast is now headed our way – bringing our total to $34.1 million. Senior housing, youth centers, wastewater facilities, health clinics, and more are all a part of this tranche of funding. Check out all of the projects here.

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The Community Project Funding was passed as part of the 2024 congressional funding bill. On top of these projects, this budget agreement also included plenty of wins for folks across the entire country by:

  • Rejecting House Republicans’ proposed cuts of more than 22%; 
  • Protecting women’s rights by blocking extreme Republican policies to limit reproductive care;
  • Confronting the climate crisis with more than $15 billion of transformative investments in clean energy and science;
  • Investing more than $10 billion in our nation’s water infrastructure;  
  • Providing an increase of $1 billion for child care and Head Start to expand access to quality child care for hard working families; and
  • So much more.

With the help of House Democrats, we delivered a sensible budget that will make our streets and schools safer, support our national security, protect our water and public lands, make housing more affordable, and improve our transportation infrastructure. I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish for the North Coast despite these obstacles. And I want you to know that I’m always going to work hard to deliver real results for folks back home.

Other Priorities I’m Working On:

Rep. Huffman visits Humboldt Bay with Secretary Deb Haaland.

Rep. Huffman visits Humboldt Bay with Secretary Deb Haaland.

  • Visiting Humboldt with Sec. Haaland: Last week, I joined Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Department of Labor Acting Secretary Julie Su, and other dignitaries on a visit to Humboldt, where we discussed the upcoming offshore wind project. This project is a big deal for our environment, local economy, and tribes. I’m glad to have been able to share with these administration officials what’s happening on the ground and make sure our tribal members’ voices were heard.
  • Combatting the MMIP Crisis: We’re facing a terrible epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) across the country, and jurisdictional red tape and communication breakdowns are exacerbating this crisis. That’s why I introduced the Tribal Community Protection Act with my colleague Rep. Adam Schiff, which will help bridge the gap between tribes and local law enforcement to improve safety in tribal communities and save lives.
  • Putting People over Polluters: House Republicans recently passed a collection of bills that give major handouts to corporate polluters at the expense of public health, safety, and economic wellbeing. From gutting the Clean Water Act to propping up Big Oil’s profits, these bills are a flagrant attack on Americans’ fundamental rights to clean air and clean water. And Big Oil is still making record-shattering profits by taking billions in taxpayer-funded subsidies and price-gouging working families. The U.S. is already the world’s top producer of oil and gas; we cannot simply drill our way to energy independence. Instead, we must advance our transition to clean energy, which is cheaper, safer, and generated entirely here at home.
  • Calling All High School Artists: Submissions are now open for the 2024 Congressional Art Competition! The deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 18, 2024, and instructions on how to apply can be found on my website.
  • File Your Taxes for Free: For the first time, you can file your taxes directly with the IRS. Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, folks in California and 11 other states can now use Direct File, a new online program that’s simple, secure, and free to use. Start filing today at directfile.irs.gov.

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Helping You 
Whether it’s help working with a federal agency, or providing information about legislation and policy, don’t forget – my staff and I are here to help. Below is an example of some of the work my office has done to help our constituents.

“The Willow Creek Youth Partnership, Inc. (Dream Quest) offers many thanks to Congressman Jared Huffman for his strong support of youth and families throughout the Trinity River Valley. The new Willow Creek Community Youth Center project greatly expands resources available to provide youth with healthy, educational, vocational and creative opportunities to imagine and build their dreams. Congressman Huffman’s leadership helps us build community strength, resilience and sustainability. Thank You!”   

– Dream Quest Board President George Koortbojian 

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Thank you, and stay well,
       
Jared Huffman   
Member of Congress

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old guy
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old guy
2 months ago

blow that dough. 90% is total election tear placation dollars

Ernie Branscomb
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Ernie Branscomb
2 months ago
Reply to  old guy

Wow, Huffman, that’s great. You should be able to fund all kinds of studies with that!

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Espino
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Espino
2 months ago

As if we didn’t know where the money will end up. Oh and by the way Jared, where will all that funding go when the Fed quits buying Cali. debt. which is against the Fed charter. This state is toast.

Country Joe
Member
2 months ago

Use the funds to repair our terrible roads…

D'Tucker Jebs
Member
2 months ago
Reply to  Country Joe

He’s our Representative at the Federal level.
Paving roads is not really the job of the Federal Government.

Mr. Clark
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Mr. Clark
2 months ago
Reply to  D'Tucker Jebs

Taking our money and giving it to the great society is his job.

Country Joe
Member
2 months ago
Reply to  D'Tucker Jebs

Federal Highway funds can be diverted, and Huffman could get it done.

Steve Koch
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Steve Koch
2 months ago
Reply to  D'Tucker Jebs

Gemini:

“Congressional Budget Office (CBO): According to their 2023 testimony, federal spending on highways totaled $52 billion in 2022. Most of this money goes towards grants for state and local governments to support their highway projects.”

Al L Ivesmatr
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Al L Ivesmatr
2 months ago

Hello.

“Blocking, rejecting, extreme.” Is this guy a nut case or what? So instead of reaching out to all citizen constituents in Humboldt and Del Norte, you dump a load of garbage on their front lawn because they will never vote for you? Well, that cemented the deal. Your campaign flyer doesn’t even show a redwood tree. It shows you and the Golden Gate Bridge. Thanks!

Deplorable Scum, Humboldt County

Humboldt10
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Humboldt10
2 months ago

Was some of that money taken from me via my taxes? Oh yes it was. It gets spread around pretty heavily in tax years in hopes of buying votes. Not much seems to come my way. Politicians: one of earth’s lowest life forms. One step lower than slugs.

Zipline
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Zipline
2 months ago

How about stop spending money you don’t have? Balanced budget amendment. One of the surest signs of a failing civilization is when the government (sic) of that civilization starts printing money to pay it’s debts. We’re 34 trillion in the hole and our idiot politicians keep spending like there’s no tomorrow. Do your job for a change.

Mr. Clark
Member
Mr. Clark
2 months ago
Reply to  Zipline

The national biden debt insures the redistribution of wealth to the lazy and illegal for generations to come.

Country Joe
Member
2 months ago
Reply to  Zipline

And term limits as well.

Resident
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Resident
2 months ago

Am so proud to have him as our rep. He is bringing in money that directly benefits the community—instead of engaging in pointless & divisive “culture” wars.

Mr. Clark
Member
Mr. Clark
2 months ago
Reply to  Resident

should you not decide where your money goes?

Peter
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Peter
2 months ago

Geez Congressman – you can really crow about bringing home the federal beacon to your district. But you forgot to bragg about the Big $31.4 million federal giveaway to Mendocino Railway recently announced? Oh, is that because the Railway proposes to use the money for work that will result in approximately 7.5 tons of arsenic leaching into the Noyo River? You know, the Noyo River – where thousands of people in the Fort Bragg area get their drinking water. So what was that you were saying about protecting the environment?