From the Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
 

Pelosi Announces San Francisco Funding in 2005 Spending Bill

November 21, 2004

“I am proud to have secured funding that will benefit my constituents in San Francisco and the entire Bay Area,” Pelosi said.  “These funds will help provide public health services, address the need for affordable housing and homelessness programs, prevent violence in our communities, improve education for our children and job training for displaced workers, upgrade our transportation and public transit infrastructure, and support our magnificent cultural institutions and national parks.”

Pelosi secured nearly $4.75 million for homelessness and HIV/AIDS programs administered by the City and County of San Francisco. This includes $1.5 million to expand the Direct Access to Housing program, an innovative "housing first" model that provides supportive housing to chronically homeless and disabled persons struggling with medical, mental health and substance abuse. This also includes $970,000 for the Senior Homeless and Supportive Housing Project that will provide 40 units of permanent supportive housing to homeless, low-income elderly persons and $750,000 to provide ex-offender reentry services to help decrease homelessness and recidivism among recently released prison inmates. Pelosi also secured $1.5 million to enhance San Francisco's system of HIV care and related services for persons of color and women living with HIV/AIDS or at risk of HIV infection in San Francisco.

Pelosi secured $1.2 million to help address violent crime in San Francisco communities.  This includes $750,000 for the Bay Area Youth Violence Prevention Network, an integrated violence prevention plan that links city government departments with each other, and with Oakland and neighboring cities.  Pelosi also secured $450,000 to help the San Francisco District Attorney implement “Safe Streets” gun violence prevention efforts that create long-term safe havens where young people receive mentoring and practical support to redirect their lives away from violence and into promising futures.

Pelosi secured more than $123 million for transportation and infrastructure projects in San Francisco and the Bay Area. This includes $10 million to extend the Third Street Light Rail line currently under construction into San Francisco's Chinatown District with a 1.5-mile subway, as well as language ensuring that the project will continue to be eligible for federal matching funds.  Pelosi also secured $4 million for San Francisco Muni to build an Alternative Fuel Bus Facility and upgrade technology and security.  Pelosi worked with the Bay Area Congressional Delegation to secure $100 million for the BART to SFO Extension and $5 million for the seismic retrofit of the Golden Gate Bridge. 

Highlights of Additional Funding for San Francisco and the Bay Area

Health and Housing

  • $500,000 for the UCSF Children's Hospital Mothers’ and Children's Birth Defects Center 

  • $350,000 for the San Francisco State University Minority Nurse Training Program

  • $150,000 for Bayview Hunters Point Health and Environmental Resource Center  

Law Enforcement and Violence Prevention

  • $1.5 million for the Family Violence Prevention Fund in San Francisco to create an International Center to End Violence

  • $1 million to upgrade the SF Police Department Records Management System

  • $750,000 for the California Attorney General’s statewide “California Safe from the Start: Reducing Children’s Exposure to Violence” program

Education and Training

  • $2.09 million for the University of San Francisco Center for Science and the Environment

  • $400,000 for Charity Cultural Services Center: Skills for Life Program for Asian Immigrants

  • $250,000 for the Exploratorium Museum to develop after-school programs

  • $250,000 to help establish the City Arts and Technology Public Charter High School

  • $200,000 for the UC Hastings College of Law Center for Gender and Refugee Studies

Transportation and Infrastructure

  • $1 million for the Van Ness Avenue Improvements Project

  • $1 million for the Doyle Drive Replacement Project

  • $1 million for the San Francisco International Airport Surface Incident Prevention System to help secure SFO’s perimeter

  • $1 million for water and wastewater improvements to allow for the closure of Hunters Point Power Plant

Cultural Institutions and National Parks

  • $20 million for the Presidio Trust to transform the former army base into a national park and achieve financial self-sufficiency

  • $2.123 million to restore the historic schooner C.A. Thayer

  • $1 million for Park Access and Trails in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area

  • $591,000 for the International Museum of Women

  • $388,000 to design and complete the San Francisco Filipino Cultural Center

  • $300,000 to help convert the San Francisco Old Mint into the city’s first official history museum

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