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October 29, 2008

California Schools Receive $225 Million—Funds will build and modernize facilities, stimulate local economies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Furthering Gov. Schwarzenegger’s commitment to bolster the state’s infrastructure, the California State Allocation Board (SAB) today awarded $225 million in construction grants to 310 California schools. More (.pdf) arrow symbol


October 9, 2008

State of California Announces $106.2 Million in Proposition 46 and 1C Housing Bond Funding for California Communities

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Housing and Community Development today announced $106.2 Million from Proposition 1C and Proposition 46. These funds were awarded to projects between August 1 and September 30, 2008 to provide housing opportunities for more than 2,800 Californians. More arrow symbol


October 2, 2008

California Department of Housing and Community Development Celebrates the Signing of AB 2494 – the Housing Related Parks Program

Sacramento - The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) applauds the signing of AB 2494, the Housing Related Parks Program, by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The legislation, authored by Assemblymember Anna Caballero, will create incentives and reward local government for building affordable housing with grant money for much needed parks in their communities. More arrow symbol

July 31, 2008

Oakland Receives Over $12 Million from Proposition 1C and Proposition 46 Housing Bond Funds

California Department of Housing and Community Development Director Lynn L. Jacobs and Business, Transportation and Housing Agency Secretary Dale E. Bonner were joined by Oakland Mayor Ronald V. Dellums and Assemblymember Mary Hayashi, 18th Assembly District in announcing the funds to Oakland on July 31. More arrow symbol


July 16, 2008

The Department of Housing and Community Development Highlights More Than $624 Million in Proposition 1C and Proposition 46 Housing Bond Funding to Create Housing Opportunities for Thousands of Californians

Los Angeles –The California Department of Housing and Community Development today highlighted $624.6 Million from Proposition 1C and Proposition 46. These funds were awarded to projects between February 1 and June 30, 2008 in 34 counties to provide housing opportunities for more than 17,000 Californians. More arrow symbol


July 9, 2008

The Department of Housing and Community Development Highlights More Than $624 Million in Proposition 1C and Proposition 46 Housing Bond Funding to Create Housing Opportunities for Thousands of Californians

Sacramento –The California Department of Housing and Community Development today highlighted $624.6 Million from Proposition 1C and Proposition 46. These funds were awarded to projects between February 1 and June 30, 2008 in 34 counties to provide housing opportunities for more than 17,000 Californians.” More arrow symbol


June 26, 2008

Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces $412 Million in Construction Grants to California Schools
$219 Million from Voter-Approved Proposition 1D Funds

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced today that the State Allocation Board has awarded nearly $412 million in construction grants to 109 schools throughout California. More than $219 million was allocated from Proposition 1D funds, part of the Governor’s $42 billion Strategic Growth Plan to rebuild California’s infrastructure, approved by voters in 2006.

“I have said for a long time that we have to rebuild California, and that is why I am so pleased to announce that these funds will go to work immediately to build needed schools, repair classrooms and relieve overcrowding,” Governor Schwarzenegger said. “This funding will bolster our statewide economy now when we need it most and ensure California's schools continue to shine as bright as their students.” More arrow symbol


June 23, 2008

Governor Issues Statement on $388 Million in Proposition 1C Housing Bond Funding for California Communities

Today Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued a statement on the more than $388.8 million in Proposition 1C funds awarded to local communities throughout the state to improve housing, infrastructure and support housing near transit. The funding was made available through Proposition 1C which provides $2.85 billion to finance affordable housing and infrastructure across California, and is part of the historic $42 billion package of infrastructure bonds championed by the Governor and approved by voters in November 2006. More arrow symbol


March 28, 2008

State Awards $199 Million for Local Career Technical Education Facilities for California Teens

SACRAMENTO – The Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) announced today that the State Allocation Board (SAB) has awarded $199 million in state grants and loans to build or modernize career technical education facilities at high schools throughout the state.

“Governor Schwarzenegger has a strong, personal commitment and belief that career tech programs are an educational alternative that many California kids need,” said SAB member and Department of General Services Director Will Bush.  “The benefit of these wonderful programs is that they provide the opportunity for our young adults to join the California workforce with enhanced skills and be more productive citizens.” More arrow symbol

March 27, 2008

ARB approves $200 million for Cleaner School Buses from Proposition 1B Funding
Program will reduce exposure of children to pollution from high emitting buses

SACRAMENTO - The Air Resources Board approved today the allocation of nearly $200 million to replace the remaining 74 oldest school buses still circulating in California, and to replace or retrofit an additional 4,500 high polluting buses serving public schools.

Proposition 1B, approved by voters in 2006, provides funding for the ARB Lower-Emission School Bus Program. These monies will allow school districts to replace or retrofit diesel school buses in another effort to reduce diesel particulate matter emissions in California. Since established in 2000, the program has provided over $100 million to replace 600 school buses and retrofit another 3,800 vehicles. More arrow symbol


February 28, 2008

ARB approves funding targets for $1 billion from Proposition 1B
$250 million readily available to fund goods movement projects along major trade corridors

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board approved today the implementation guidelines to distribute the overall $1 billion of Proposition 1B, passed by voters in 2006.

Governor Schwarzenegger signed the 2007-08 budget which contains the first installment of $250 million for air quality improvement projects.

"With this funding, Californians will make a significant down payment on cleaning up one of the last and most serious sources of air pollution-the downside of our economic success as a gateway for trade. More arrow symbol


February 28, 2008

The Department of Housing and Community Development Awards $56.1 Million in Proposition 1C and Proposition 46 Housing Bond Funding to Create Housing Opportunities for Thousands of Northern Californians

(UNION CITY) – California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Director Lynn L. Jacobs today awarded more than $56 Million in Proposition 1C and Proposition 46 funds to recipients in the Bay Area and Greater Sacramento/Stockton regions.  

“These awards will help Northern California communities increase homeownership and provide safe and affordable rental housing opportunities in the communities where they need to live and work,” said Director Jacobs.  “Governor Schwarzenegger and HCD are committed to expediting these awards to make housing available as soon as possible”. More arrow symbol


February 27, 2008

The Department of Housing and Community Development Awards $65.8 Million in Proposition 1C and Proposition 46 Housing Bond Funding to Create Housing Opportunities for Thousands of Southern Californians

(SANTA MONICA) – California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Director Lynn L. Jacobs today awarded more than $65 Million in Proposition 1C and Proposition 46 funds to recipients in Los Angeles, San Diego and the Inland Empire. More (.pdf) arrow symbol


August 24, 2007

California Community College District List Of Proposition 1D Projects

The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges has been very proactive in identifying projects that will be developed using Proposition 1D funds. Community College Districts submitted proposals in July 2005 and July 2006, months before Proposition 1D was passed by the voters so that proposals could be evaluated by board staff to determine which ones could be financed from Proposition 1D. More (.pdf) arrow symbol


July 30, 2007

The Department of Housing and Community Development Awards $290.6 Million in Proposition 1C and Proposition 46 Housing Bond Funding to Create Housing Opportunities for Thousands of Californians

(HOLLYWOOD) – California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Director Lynn L. Jacobs today was joined by Business, Transportation and Housing Agency Secretary Dale E. Bonner in announcing over $290.6 million in Proposition 1C and Proposition 46 funds. More (.pdf) arrow symbol


July 24, 2007

The Department of Housing and Community Development Awards $290.6 Million in Proposition 1C and Proposition 46 Housing Bond Funding to Create Housing Opportunities for Thousands of Californians

(MADERA) – California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Director Lynn L. Jacobs today was joined by Business, Transportation and Housing Agency Secretary Dale E. Bonner in announcing over $290.6 million in Proposition 1C and Proposition 46 funds. More arrow symbol


May 11, 2007

Deadline Closes for Early Implementation Project Applications:
Seven applicants for early Prop 1E and 84 funds

Sacramento - The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has received seven grant applications for Propositions 1E and 84 funding of early implementation projects.

The applicants meeting the May 1st deadline propose early funding for State-Federal Flood Control System Modification Projects in Lake, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties. More arrow symbol


May 4, 2007

Bond Money on the Way
Advocates focus on infill program

Donna Kimura, Affordable Housing Finance SACRAMENTO, CA.—The first of the $2.85 billion Proposition 1C bond money is expected to hit the streets this summer. California voters approved the hefty housing bond measure in November 2006. "We anticipate that the $2.85 billion is going to leverage another $8 billion-plus in investment and lead to the construction of 118,000 housing units and 2,350 emergency shelter spaces," said Lynn Jacobs, director of the state Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). More arrow symbol