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Capps announced that the Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People received a $125,000 grant to involve and engage their local community to prevent substance use among youth.
Capps announced Dehlsen Associates, a Santa Barbara company, received a $500,000 grant from the Department of Energy to work on wave and tidal energy technology.
Capps announced federal grant funding to train 20 new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) teachers who will one day teach in the Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo areas.
House Energy and Commerce Committee voted unanimously to advance the Medicare Patient and Quality Improvement Act, a bill supported by Congresswoman Lois Capps.
Capps spoke out against devastating cuts to the Community Development Block Grant program, part of a bill that slashes funding to historic lows for key housing and transportation initiatives designed to strengthen local communities.
Capps voted against H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, which would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, formerly known as No Child Left Behind, at sequestration levels.
Capps announced more than $2.5 million in federal grant awards to the cities of Santa Maria, Goleta, and Ventura designed to provide housing and economic opportunities for low, very low and moderate income residents.
Capps applauded the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s passage of her legislation, the HOPE Act (H.R. 698, the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act).
Capps announced a grant to support re-housing outreach services to homeless veterans
Capps Introduces Bill to Level the Playing Field for Safety Net Providers Working with Vulnerable Populations
Capps introduced the Medicaid Information Technology to Enhance Community Health (MITECH) Act, legislation that would increase access to Electronic Health Records (EHR) for safety net providers.