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Federal, State and Local Dignitaries Celebrate Landmark Grants Awarded To Central Valley Coalitions (Slideshow)

October 14, 2022

Chancellor Muñoz joined federal, state and local leaders for a press conference, tour and roundtable discussion about landmark grants awarded including $65.1 million to the Fresno-Merced Future of Food Innovation (F3) coalition of which UC Merced is a partner. Among the attendees were Assistant Secretary of Commerce Alejandra Castillo, Senator Alex Padilla, Senator Anna Caballero, Congressman Jim Costa, Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer and other distinguished guests. The press conference was held in Downtown Fresno in front of the historic Bank of Italy building, which is envisioned as the future home of the iCREATE technology hub. (Click photo to scroll)