Bakersfield has been awarded $22.1 million in state funding through the Transformative Climate Communities Program.
The city announced the funding in a press conference on Monday outside the Bakersfield Senior Center.
The big picture: California is giving 11 cities funding through the program, dishing out a total of $98 million.
- Bakersfield’s share is part of the implementation grant for projects such as affordable housing, a mixed-use senior center, a low-income energy efficiency program, a garden collaborative and other projects, such as safe routes to schools.
- Those projects will be implemented in southeast Bakersfield and were reviewed by the California Strategic Growth Council.
What they’re saying: “Today we celebrate a long-awaited investment in Bakersfield’s southeast community,” said Mayor Karen Goh. “It’s going to bring the much needed infrastructure improvements, affordable housing and healthy greenery.”