Senator Janet Nguyen Announces Modernization Grant for Santa Ana's Kenneth E. Mitchell Child Development Center

Thursday, September 14, 2017

As a member of the State Allocation Board (SAB), State Senator Janet Nguyen is pleased to announce that the SAB has released funds for a $3.2 million modernization grant for the Kenneth E. Mitchell  Child Development Center (CDC) in Santa Ana. Funding for the $3.2 million grant comes from Proposition 51 school bonds approved by voters in the November 2016 election.

“Our students deserve every opportunity to learn in classrooms that are both modern and safe,” said Senator Janet Nguyen. “I am pleased to have played an active role in bringing these funds to a school in my district and I thank my colleagues on the State Allocation Board for their support for the Mitchell CDC project.”

The Mitchell CDC serves between 400 and 500 children with special needs up to five years old, and provides multiple early childhood special education programs. The school’s mission is to provide a variety of program options to meet the needs of young children through collaboration with service agencies and involvement of families as essential partners.

“Thanks to this grant the Mitchell CDC will improve 29 classrooms in three school buildings thereby providing an environment that enhances the learning experience of these young students,” said Senator Janet Nguyen.

The total project cost of $5.3 million includes a local match of $2.1 million. Projects eligible under this program include modifications such as air conditioning, plumbing, lighting, electrical systems and fire detection systems.

The SAB is comprised of 10 members: the Director of Finance, the Director of the Department of General Services, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, one appointee by the Governor and six members of State Legislature, among them three members of the Senate and three members of the Assembly.