Weekly Wire RoundUp: Fontana Federal Grant, CSUSB’s $126M Performing Arts Center, SBIR Grant Program, and more

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


Sep 18, 2022


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This is our latest Weekly Wire RoundUp, where we share a round-up of the news covered in the last week.

Fontana Gets $15M Federal Grant to Upgrade Transport Network; To Add 7500 Jobs: The City of Fontana will receive a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for local road improvements, it was announced a month ago. The funding is part of $119 million for eight local governments, transit agencies, and tribes in the state.

CSUSB Breaks Ground on a $126M Performing Arts Center with 500 Seats: CSUSB broke ground on a multi-million dollar performing arts center project in the form of a $126 million performing arts building on Wednesday, September 7. With a 500-seat theatre for students in the university’s theatre arts and music programs, the new 73,337-square-foot building will be elevated south of the Performing Arts Building.

Temecula to Spend $350K on French Valley Parkway Improvements: Temecula is investing $350K to upgrade French Valley Parkway substantially. By easing the I-15/Winchester Road intersection and reducing weaving motions on the I-15 between Winchester Road and the I-15/I-215 Junction, the French Valley Parkway Interchange aims to lessen traffic and increase safety.

CalOSBA Virtual Event to Cover State of the Office: A virtual “Open House” will take place in the first week of October to give an overview of the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA)‘s mission and a walkthrough of other programs. You will get a tailored explanation of why Governor Newsom’s administration prioritizes supporting small businesses.

SBIR | Talks from UCR with everything you wanted to know about the SBIR/STTR Program: For many small enterprises searching for commercialization and contracting help, the government SBIR/STTR program provides an excellent opportunity. Join the upcoming SBIR Talks Series on September 22, 2022, and get a chance to e-meet experts who’ll cover a variety of subjects, including everything you want to know about the SBIR/STTR program.

$18M for UCR and IE to Establish Education-to-Career Pipelines: A $250 million state investment that will create K-16 Education Collaboratives to address equity gaps and enhance education-to-career pipelines in each state region includes $18 million for UC Riverside and the Inland Empire.



SBIR Talks by UCR Thur Sept 22 [Virtual / Zoom]
Zero to Customer #1 (Workshop Series) Jul 16 – Sep 24 (Details At Website)
27th Annual Valley-Wide Employment EXPO! Wed Sep 28 [Indio, CA]
Connecting Faith And Business – Thur October 13 (10 am) [Riverside Convention Center]


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