Fontana Mayor and Council Travel to Nation's Capital to Seek Funding Opportunities

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Fontana California


May 9, 2019

Mayor Warren and City Council Met with Legislators in Nation's Capital to Strengthen Partnerships and Seek Grant Opportunities

Fontana City Council

(L-R) Councilmember Cothran, Mayor Pro Tem Armendarez, Mayor Warren, Councilmember Roberts,Councilmember Sandoval

Fontana, Calif.- Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren and the City Council were in Washington, D.C. Monday, May 6 through Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to discuss funding opportunities for the City of Fontana with government officials. Their meetings focused on strengthening partnerships and making sure that decision-makers at the national level are aware of Fontana's needs for workforce development and other projects. 

"Traveling to Washington, D.C. is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with our legislators and build those relationships to ensure Fontana is top of mind when opportunities for funding surface," shares Mayor Warren." When we're there, I guarantee that Fontana's voice is heard loud and clear." 

Over the course of two days, Fontana City Council members met with representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice, and U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Office in an effort to receive funding for unique ways to develop and promote careers in law enforcement and entry-level labor positions. The Mayor and City Council are exploring programs that encourage alternative career paths for those after high school graduation without a degree from a four-year university.

Meetings were also held with representatives at the National Endowment for the Arts, FEMA, U.S. Department of Transportation, and U.S. Department of Education regarding grant and internship opportunities. The Mayor and City Council had productive conversations with legislators and their staff and received valuable guidance on submitting strong grant applications for future funding announcements.