Over $1 Million in New Investments to the Central Valley

Thursday, June 18, 2020


SACRAMENTO, – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) recognized the important funding coming to both agricultural and affordable housing for former foster youth in the Central Valley, which was secured in the 2019-2020 state budget.


“I am pleased to see over a million dollars of investment coming to the Valley that will reduce pollution and help our former foster youth find safe housing,” said Assemblymember Salas. “During these tough times, we must continue to support projects that will lift our community up.”


The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced $1,139,626 for 14 projects through their Healthy Soils Programs, which invests in agricultural projects that seek to improve soil health, capture carbon, and reduce pollution.


The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) also announced $203,200 in funding for Kern County Department of Human Services and the Kings County Human Services Agency to promote housing stability for young adults who were formally in the foster care or probation system through the Transitional Housing Program.


Assemblymember Salas supported both Assembly Bill (AB) 74 and Senate Bill (SB) 80, which allocated this important funding to the Healthy Soils Program and the Transitional Housing Program.





Assemblymember Salas represents part of the City of Bakersfield, the cities of Arvin, Hanford, Corcoran, Delano, Lemoore, McFarland, Shafter, Wasco, and the communities of Armona, Avenal, Buttonwillow, Home Garden, Kettleman City, Lamont, Lost Hills, Stratford and Weedpatch.