New Funding is Available, Check Out Our Guide: A Message from Rep. Huffman
Major investments are heading our way thanks to historic legislation signed into law during the last two years under the leadership of President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress. From the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a monumental down payment for our nation’s roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, electric grid, and water systems, to the Inflation Reduction Act, the largest investment in climate action in American history, we have delivered real results that will directly impact our communities.
Now, my priority is to make sure our district gets its fair share of these transformational investments. I’ve compiled a Grants Summary Guide to help you navigate the hundreds of grants and programs for which you might be eligible. Keep in mind programs are still rolling out, and this guide and my staff will be good resources for you moving forward.
Click here to see a full list of grants available.
Other Priorities I’m Working On:
Rep. Huffman joins NBC News Now for a interview on safety in the U.S. Capitol.
- Safeguarding the Capitol: Gun violence happens in all kinds of places, and we can’t pretend that Capitol Hill is immune. That’s why for years, I’ve been working to close a dangerous loophole that lets members of Congress carry firearms in the U.S. Capitol. We can’t rely on an honor system, and the fact of the matter is Republicans are bringing guns into the Capitol – endangering their fellow members, staff, and visitors. You can learn more about my efforts to make the Capitol safer for everyone with my recent interview with NBC News Now.
- Standing Up For Environmental Protection: Republicans are recycling their same old attempts to gut the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and fast-track fossil fuel development in their latest energy package. The truth is: their bills would reduce public input, kneecap environmental safety processes, and clear the way for Big Oil’s environmentally disastrous projects. Democrats secured more than $1 billion in the Inflation Reduction Act to support NEPA, which is what will actually help good projects move faster. I’ll continue to call out these dangerous policy proposals and stand up for real clean energy and climate action, not performative permitting reforms.
- Holding Crypto Companies Accountable: As we look to slow the effects of the climate crisis, it makes no sense to continue ignoring the cryptocurrency industry’s skyrocketing energy demands and planet-polluting emissions. Senator Ed Markey and I recently re-introduced our Crypto-Asset Environmental Transparency Act, which would require cryptomining companies to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions, as well direct the EPA to conduct a comprehensive investigation into this industry’s environmental impacts. It’s past time to hold these companies accountable.
- Advancing Alternative, Sustainable Agriculture: Last week, I introduced my Coastal Seaweed Farm Act with Congresswoman Mary Peltola (AK). The climate is changing, and as we work to mitigate its impacts and reduce damage, we have a responsibility to find smart, sustainable, and alternative solutions. Coastal seaweed farming has tremendous potential to serve as a sustainable replacement in food products, fertilizer, and animal feed, and it also comes with a myriad of benefits for coastal communities. This bill would boost the seaweed industry in an equitable way, especially for indigenous communities that have farmed seaweed for thousands of years.
- Engaging with Constituents: I recently traveled throughout the North Coast and spoke with folks doing incredible work for the community. While up North, I visited the Redwoods Rural Health Center, one of the new Community Projects for which I secured funding in last year’s government spending bill. I also stopped by another project I helped receive funding– the Baduwa’t Mad River Estuary Restoration Project. In Humboldt, I hosted an Offshore Wind Roundtable where we introduced the two new lease holders to key community leaders as they prepare to develop the offshore wind complex in Humboldt Bay. Another important visit I made was to the Santa Rosa Laguna Treatment Plant, to talk with officials about improvements the facility needs. Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that I helped pass, the EPA is investing $2.4 billion in clean water infrastructure, which will improve access to clean water for folks around the country.
Rep. Huffman tours the Redwoods Rural Health Center.
Whether it’s help working with a federal agency, or providing information about legislation and policy, don’t forget – my staff and I are here to help.
The grants outlined in our summary guide are already making real impacts in the district. Below is an example of a recent funding award that is going to the Golden Gate Bridge to strengthen its resilience against earthquakes.
“We want to thank Congressman Huffman, Speaker Pelosi, the Biden Administration, and the entire Bay Area congressional delegation for this vital funding that will secure the Golden Gate Bridge for generations. The Bridge turned 85 years old this year, and this investment will ensure that the Golden Gate Bridge stands stronger than ever.”
- Denis Mulligan,
General Manager of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District.
Lastly, I’m pleased to share that there is additional tax relief for folks on the North Coast. If you live in a disaster area, you now have until October 16, 2023 to file your federal taxes. Find out if you qualify here.
If you're in need of assistance, you can submit a Casework Authorization Form on my website.
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Thank you, and stay well,
Member of Congress
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