All 10 of the Community Project Funding Requests Submitted by Rep. Bowman Were Passed as Part of Key Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON – Rep. Jamaal Bowman announced that more than $5.4 million in federal funding for ten Community Project Funding requests in NY-16 was passed last week by the U.S. House of Representatives as part of a minibus appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2022. 

Immediately after coming into Congress, Rep. Bowman conducted a series of constituent outreach efforts to hear directly from community members about their most pressing needs that would benefit from dedicated federal funding. In April, Rep. Bowman submitted the maximum ten Community Project Funding requests to the House Appropriations Committee, which subsequently vetted all requests submitted by Members of Congress.

“I’m thrilled that all 10 of our Community Project Funding requests have now passed the House,” Rep. Bowman said. “I had the incredible opportunity to listen to our constituents and work to make sure our federal funding reflects their voices and what’s important to them. We did that by engaging and collaborating with hundreds of our constituents throughout this appropriations process to ensure we’re doing everything we can to meet their needs. My mission is to do everything we can to serve NY-16 and bring home the extensive resources of the federal government to uplift our communities, and this is an important step forward.” 

Rep. Bowman will continue advocating for inclusion of the NY-16 Community Project Funding requests in the final, enacted FY22 spending bill as the appropriations process continues. The House-approved allocations for NY-16 Community Project Funding requests in the House-passed bill are as follows: 

  • $500,000 to WestHab, Inc. for Affordable Housing Preservation to Promote Housing Equity in Southern Yonkers

  • $500,000 to the YMCA of New Rochelle for Educational Achievement Gap Project

  • $100,000 to Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, Inc. for Expanding Behavioral Health Services for Homebound Elderly and Disabled Adults Through Home Visiting To Reduce Impact of Mental Health Challenges 

  • $500,000 to the Riverbay Fund in Co-op City for Improving Access to Green Space and Promoting Waterfront Resilience in America’s Largest Affordable Housing Development

  • $800,000 to the HOPE Program in the Bronx for for Intervine: Workforce Development to Promote Positive Social and Economic Outcomes for Justice-Impacted Individuals through Environmental Resilience Skillbuilding

  • $400,000 to NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Medical Center for Stand Up to Violence Program: Reducing Violence in the Bronx through Mental Health Treatment (Requested jointly with Rep.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  

  • $496,000 to the Yonkers YMCA for Promoting Health Equity and Affordable Swim Access through Yonkers YMCA Pool Improvements

  • $1,500,000 to the City of Mount Vernon for Sewage Cleanup Project to Promote Equity and Resilience

  • $375,000 to the Westchester Public/Private Membership Fund for Aging Services for Telehealth Intervention Programs for Seniors 

  • $308,000 to the Town of Mamaroneck for Senior Center Renovations and Energy-Efficiency Upgrades

Now that House Democrats advanced a Fiscal Year 2022 spending bill that includes Community Project Funding requests for NY-16, the Senate must act in order to agree to an overall federal spending bill that can pass out of both chambers and eventually be signed into law by President Biden.