Federal Appropriations Bill Approves Grant for Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley
CANOGA PARK, CA, USA, October 24, 2023 / — On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Fiscal Year 2023 omnibus appropriations bill, granting funding for various agencies including Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley (BGCWV). The measure was passed on majority votes by both the House of Representatives with 221-205-1 vote and the Senate with 68-29 vote.
The passing of the bill approves a $450,000 grant to BGCWV under the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies section of the bill. Said funding was initially applied for through the office of Congressman Brad Sherman, the representative of California’s 32nd Congressional District in the 118th Congress. Sherman, currently serving his fourteenth term in Congress, has served in the House of Representatives since 1997 and is a strong advocate for the interests of working families and the organizations who help support them.
“I am thrilled and very grateful for Congressman Brad Sherman securing this generous appropriation for our Club. It will be used to further our goals of serving more of our local youth in safe and welcoming facilities with programs that stimulate, educate, pique curiosity, and will assist us to build savvy, prepared, and engaged citizens,” said Mrs. Jane Skeeter, the Government Affairs liaison to Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley.
Along with Boys and Girls Club of America, Congressman Sherman strongly advocated for the approval of the funding. In a previous quote from Congressman Sherman, he stated: “Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley inspires our youth to dream big and gives them the tools to realize those dreams. The Club is truly shaping the future.”