Published : Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 1:23 PM
Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) on Tuesday announced that the City of Rosemead has been awarded a grant of $312,240 from the National Park Service’s (NPS) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for the construction of a new park with fencing, fountains, trash cans, irrigation, and drainage.
The grant includes matching funds to the State for their administration of the LWCF Program based on a small percentage of the total direct costs of the project. LWCF grants are primarily funded through Congressional appropriations, and, for years, Rep. Chu has made LWCF funding a priority in her appropriations requests. Rep. Chu issued the following statement:
“The Land and Water Conservation Fund was created to ensure that we are able to protect our precious outdoor spaces. That’s especially important in the Los Angeles region, one of the most park-poor areas in the country. That is why I have made it a priority each year to support LWCF grants in our annual budget. And I am thrilled that more of that money is coming right back to our district. Building new parks means more recreation and better health for our families. And it ensures that our green spaces will be preserved for the enjoyment of future generations as well. Our parks are a national treasure and I congratulate the City of Rosemead on winning this grant to continue to build, connect, and protect our parks.”