District Awards

Here are some recent awards or grants given to businesses or government agencies in the 10th Senate District:

The Department of Housing and Community Development has awarded the City of San Jose $1.2 million and the City of Fremont $130,350 for increasing the supply of affordable housing in their communities. The grants, distributed through the Housing Related Parks program, are funded by the 2006-voter-approved housing bond, Proposition 1C.  

The following companies have received awards from the Employment Training Panel to update the skills of their employees:

  • Boston Scientific Corporation, Fremont, $499,680 to train 694 employees
  • Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., San Jose, $162,810 for 201 employees 
  • California Newspapers Partnership, San Jose, $499,680 to train 694 employees
  • Delphon Industries, LLC, Hayward, $129,204 to train 20 employees

California State Univeristy, East Bay, received a U.S. Department of Education grant for about $500,000 to provide cradle-to-career services that improve the educational achievement and health development of children. With the funding, CSUEB will lead the Hayward Promise Neighborhoods Partnership to focus on a neighborhood in South Hayward.

The Department of Housing and Community Development awarded a Federal Emergency Shelter Grant of $200,000 to the Cornerstone Community Development Corporation in San Leandro.

The following companies have received awards from the Employment Training Panel to update their skills of their employees:

  • Adept Technology, Inc., 75 employees
  • Solyndra, Inc., Fremont, 650 employees
  • Boston Scientific Corporation, Fremont, 500 employees
  • XIA LLC, Hayward, 20 employees
  • Headway Technologies, Milpitas, 435 employees
  • Flextronics International USA, Milpitas, 510 employees
  • Custom Label & Decal, LLC, Hayward, 24 employees
  • Telirite Technical Services, Inc., Fremont, 15 employees
  • BEMA Electronic Manufacturing, Inc. Fremont, 25 employees

The Emergency Shelter Program in Hayward received an award from the Federal Emergency Shelter Grant Program.

The California Office of Traffic Safety awarded a grant to the Santa Clara County Countywide Traffic Safety Integration and Coordination Project

Kaiser Permanente announced it has awarded community development grants to seven Bay Area and Northern California organizations to increase HIV testing and counseling for at-risk teenagers and young adults.  Grants went to:

  • Alameda County's HIV Education and Prevention Project
  • Tri-Cities Health Center
  • Santa Clara County's Asian Americans for Community Involvement

The California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) awarded $20 million in federal stimulous money to construct affordable housing at Main Street Village in Fremont.  All 64 units are for people with incomes at or below 50 percent of the area median.

The State Water Resources Control Board approved $166,946 in federal grant funds to the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District for clean-up of a contaminated property in San Leandro.

The Santa Clara Transportation Authority awarded the following contracts:

  • $4.9 million to CH2M HILL of San Jose for preliminary engineering work related to the Santa Clara-Alum Rock Bus Rapid Transit Project.
  • $3.5 million to Bleyco, Inc. of Castro Valley to replace certain components of the traction power substations for the Guadalupe Corridor Light Rail Line.
  • $2.9 million to TransCore, located in Pleasanton, to design, install and operate the electronic toll collection system for State Route 237/880 Express Connectors Project.
  • $650,000 to Cal Coast Telecom, located in San Jose, to install a closed circuit television system at seven light rail stations.

The California Department of Housing and Community Developement has awarded the following loans:

  • A $499,500 loan to Bay Area Community Services for the rehabilitation of woodroe Place, safe haven housing for mentally ill mena nd women in Hayward. The project will preserve 12 beds.
  • A $459,213 loan to Cornerstone Community Development Corporation for the rehabilitation of Sister Me Home Emergency Shelter, an emergency shelter for homeless domestic violence victims in San Leandro. The project will save 20 beds.
  • A $1.5 million loan to the City of San Jose for its CalHome General Program Grant, which will be used to assist a minimum of 48 households.
  • $1.5 million to the Neighborhood Housing Services Silicon Valley to assist very low and low-income first-time homebuyers.

State Treasurer Bill Lockyer announced that the Peralta Senior Apartments in Fremont have recieved an $18 million tax-exempt bond allocation.

The Friends of the Castro Valley Library have receieve one of five nationwide Baker & Taylor awards in recognition of their outstanding efforts to support the library.

The State Water Resources Control Board approved $40,532 in funding to Borzooieh Pirhjibi for cleanup of a contaminated property in Newark.