$7M Plus in Gov Grants for the City of Ontario, Huerta del Valley, and Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


Jul 5, 2022


Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) announced the 20th State Senate District budget on 30th June 2022 to benefit families and communities across the district. More than $7 Million have been granted to the City of Ontario, Huerta del Valle, and Chino valley chamber of commerce. 

The budget is described below:

  • The City of Ontario will receive $4.5 million to enhance park safety, traffic safety, and youth programs. The money will be utilized to upgrade the lights at De Anza Park and the medians along Mission Boulevard and develop and broaden the Ontario Youth Activities League.
  • The Huerta del Valle Community Garden will receive $1.74 million to assist its ongoing initiatives to create a just food system that gives the whole neighborhood access to wholesome organic fruit. These funds will also be used to build an educational center.
  • To support more extensive and long-lasting programming for workforce development, entrepreneurial development, economic development, and leadership development in the Chino Valley, the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce has received $1 million for the Upskill Chino Valley initiative.
  • The Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP) will receive $1 million for project expansion to the Inland Empire, specifically to establish a high school program there.
  • The Colton Police Department will get $200,000 to help acquire two off-highway vehicles, a tow vehicle, and safety equipment to aid in the enforcement of criminal activities in several hard-to-reach regions within the City of Colton. These trucks will be able to help other agencies with rescue operations under flood circumstances by pulling individuals from the Santa Ana riverbed in addition to providing law enforcement.

New Fundings in Line with Governor Newsom’s ‘California Blueprint’

Startempire Wire reported on the release of California Blueprint in Jan this year. The budget emphasized supporting small businesses and communities and speeding up innovation in the renewable energy sector.

Inland Empire Technical Trade Center

We reported this center is also state-funded and part of the revised budget that Governor Newsom announced.

City of Ontario: The Center of Developments

Apart from the promised $4.5M for the City of Ontario, the City has also been the center of other developments. 

High School Students’ Pathway For Careers in Aviation

The City of Ontario, Ontario International Airport (ONT), and Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) partnered to offer an eight-week course free of charge to high school juniors and seniors who live in the City.


The Sustainable Business Initiative 2-Day Workshop

Evolv Business Development Center introduced The Sustainable Business Initiative 2-day workshop for small business owners that allowed them to create a blueprint to increase value and self-sustainability for their businesses.

Ontario Ranch Business Park

The Ontario Ranch Business Park, a 160-acre, 3.2M SF industrial point in one of the hottest industrial regions, SoCal’s Inland Empire, will receive a $210M interest-only, floating-rate loan from JPMorgan Chase to fund the first phase of development.

 Wrap Up

For California cities and municipalities, economic development grants are an excellent way to boost local businesses, create jobs, and bolster tax revenues. Thus, the new grants of more than $7 Million in the communities of Ontario, Huerta del Valle, and Chino Valley will help drive improvements and strengthen economic stability. 


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    Sharjeel joined Startempire Wire as emerging technologies editor. Earlier, he worked at Silicon Canals, a leading English language technology media source for the Benelux and wider Europe. He covered the European technology and startup ecosystem digging into latest funding rounds of startups.


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