For Immediate Release: November 8, 2010
Contact: Tammy Tran, (714) 558-4400
Senator Correa Works Collaboratively to Secure Prop. 84 Funding for Willard intermediate, Latino Health Access
(SANTA ANA, CA) – Willard Intermediate School and Latino Health Access of Santa Ana received a combined $9 million dollars through California’s Proposition 84 funding allocation process. Willard Elementary School will be using the funds to transform the area by addressing playground and athletic field reconstruction, while Latino Health Access will build a new urban park in central Santa Ana.
“I am thrilled that Willard Intermediate and Latino Health Access have been awarded these Prop. 84 funds. These Prop. 84 grants will serve to enhance the quality of life in Central Orange County, by adding park space and by promoting the joint use of Willard intermediary, by the school district and the City of Santa Ana.” said Senator Correa.
“This kind of success only happens when everyone works together. Our success today will serve as a good model for the creation of more park space and more accessible open space. The effort to secure such funds started years ago. Since then, our efforts have not ceased to assure that such grants became a reality,” Said Senator Correa.
Proposition 84 is a $5.38 billion infrastructure bond to be invested in projects such as water quality, forest and wildlife conservation, and sustainable communities. Over 400 applications were submitted requesting funding, and only 60 were approved, two of which are in Santa Ana.
Willard Intermediate School is one of Santa Ana’s priority schools in a highly populated area, with an enrollment of nearly 1,000 students. Latino Health Access is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the health needs of Latinos in Orange County. This bond money will help both organizations better assist the people and communities they serve.
Senator Lou Correa represents the 34th District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.
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