CUPERTINO, CA – The City of Cupertino is pleased to receive $1 million in federal funding championed by Congressman Ro Khanna for the Cupertino Library.
“The Cupertino Library is a vital part of our community and I’m thrilled to see this funding included in the FY22 funding bill that President Biden signed into law,” said Representative Khanna. “This project will expand space for community gatherings and support the library’s educational programming. Thanks to Mayor Darcy Paul for his leadership.”
The funding will be used in the Cupertino Library Expansion Project that is currently underway. The expansion will include a 5,600 square foot, two-story addition, large multi-purpose rooms, and a new outdoor courtyard.
“We appreciate the support from our Congressional representative Ro Khanna and his office for these federal dollars,” said Mayor Darcy Paul. “The Cupertino City Council over the years has worked hard to deliver to the community this amenity. I’m also especially grateful for my colleagues who have recognized and supported this project as a much-needed enhancement of a well-loved space by our residents and the public at large.”
The Cupertino Library’s popularity is unmatched as the most frequented branch of the Santa Clara County Library District. The library is expected to serve nearly a million visitors in the coming years. The additional space will allow the library to continue fulfilling its mission of encouraging life-long learning and self-improvement.
The funding for this project is one of nine local projects Representative Khanna voted for, to deliver a total of $11,905,000 in Community Project Funding to benefit residents of Santa Clara and Alameda counties.