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For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 01, 2010

http://eshoo.house.gov   Contact: Ben Bradford     (202) 225-8104



Subcommittee Approves $550,000 for Youth and Emergency Services in the 14th Congressional District

Washington, D.C. – The Appropriations Committee’s Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee voted on Tuesday to pass the Fiscal Year 2011 Commerce-Justice-Science Spending Bill, which includes investments in state and local law enforcement, science, technology, and innovation. The legislation includes $550,000 in grants for projects in the 14th Congressional District.

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) requested funding for both projects.

“The East Palo Alto Parolee Reentry Program has already been successful in lowering recidivism and crime in the community. The Youth Initiative will build off that program's success,” said Rep. Eshoo.

“The Mountain View Emergency Operations Center is a critical component of our region’s emergency response system and these critical funds will provide the Center with up to date technology.”

Rep. Eshoo released the following details about the projects and funding:

· $470,000 for the East Palo Alto Youth Parolee Reentry Initiative. This project will help reduce youth recidivism rates, increase high school graduation rates and reduce overall crime and violence in East Palo Alto.

· $80,000 for the Mountain View Emergency Operations Center, to provide for increased stability of the citywide and regional emergency response through enhanced capability of the Emergency Operations Center. The money will be used to update communication devices, computers, software and information displays.

Having passed the Subcommittee, the bill will now be considered by the full Appropriations Committee.




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