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Dec 11, 2012

Capps Announces $150,000 in Federal Funding For Launchpoint Technologies of Goleta to Develop New Propulsion Systems for Aircrafts

"The SBIR program is a fantastic example of our government supporting small business and innovation in the United States. Without SBIR we would be spending a tremendous amount of time and effort seeking a small amount of seed funding to prove out our ideas instead of actually developing the technology," said Michael Ricci, P.E.,Vice President of Engineering, Launchpoint Technologies.

Dec 3, 2012

Capps Announces $1.6 million grant to UCSB’s Institute for Energy Efficiency to Develop New Hybrid Battery

The grant program provides funding to breakthrough technologies that have the potential to develop into new industries and have a commercial impact.

Oct 10, 2012

Capps Urges Federal Trade Commission to Investigate California’s Gasoline Price Spike

This sudden spike in gas prices is incredibly hard on on folks on the Central Coast. We’ve seen energy markets manipulated in the past by Enron and others and it’s important to make sure it isn’t happening again.

Oct 1, 2012

Capps Applauds USDA Decision to Protect Affordable Housing and Economic Development Funding for Atascadero, Paso Robles, Morro Bay, Nipomo, and Carpinteria

"This is great news for our rural communities on the Central Coast that can continue to apply for critical rural development funds."

Sep 25, 2012

Capps Continues Work to Protect Affordable Housing and Economic Development Funding for Atascadero, Paso Robles, Morro Bay, Nipomo, and Carpinteria

The USDA Rural Development program supports a wide range of affordable housing, economic development, and critical infrastructure projects in rural areas through grants, loans, and technical assistance.

Sep 24, 2012

Capps Announces Federal Funding for Santa Barbara County Fire Department For Life-Saving Defibrillators

Grant will be used to purchase 25 defibrillators for front line vehicles. Fire trucks can be the first responders on the scene of a fire or other emergencies, and ensuring they are equipped with defibrillators will help save lives.

Sep 20, 2012

Capps Announces New Federal Funding for Santa Barbara County Veteran’s Treatment Court

"As the VA continues its efforts to prevent, detect, and treat PTSD, TBI, and substance abuse, it’s important that we ensure additional support systems are in place to help our veterans get help when they need it."

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