For Immediate Release

NEW YORK — Congressman Jamaal Bowman, Ed.D. (NY-16) successfully passed $20.4 million in funding for 15 community projects in New York’s 16th Congressional District that he advocated for as part of the FY2023 Federal Appropriations package, which was signed into law on December 29th, 2022. These funds will provide Westchester and the North East Bronx communities with urgent violence prevention resources, mental health support, summer and afterschool programming, hospital upgrades, workforce development opportunities, climate investments, and public infrastructure capital improvements. In addition, Congressman Bowman successfully advocated for the inclusion of critical post-disaster funding for public transit agencies, including $76 million to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for capital improvements needed in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

“I am extremely proud to deliver over $20 million in federal dollars for critical resources in our district,” said Congressman Jamaal. Bowman, Ed.D (NY-16). “After numerous conversations with constituents, local government and community groups, our office submitted funding requests aligned to the most urgent needs of New Yorkers. Each of these projects will move us forward as a community: launching workforce development initiatives in Yonkers; providing at risk youth opportunities to reduce youth violence in Westchester; helping New York City support unhoused children, families, and asylum seekers; providing senior programming at NYCHA developments; addressing the need to rehabilitate the Lake Isle Dam and so much more. I will take every opportunity I get to direct more federal funding to our incredible district in the 118th Congress.”

The 15 Community Project Funding requests in alphabetical order are as follows: 

$2,001,503 to Bronx Community Health Network to create a new Bronx Community Health Network Community Health and Wellness Center in the Northeast Bronx 

$2 million to the City School District of New Rochelle to create a holistic summer and after school learning experience for K-12 students

$330,055 to the Emerald Isle Immigration Center in the Bronx to expand and renovate its community facility 

$802,583 to the Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial to create a fund to enable equitable access to mental healthcare and counseling for uninsured and underinsured children and families in Yonkers

$1,125,000 to Justice Innovation to fund a Community Youth Violence Intervention Initiative in New Rochelle

$3 million to Montefiore Medical Center to expand behavioral health clinics in Westchester County Public Schools

$999,000 to the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau to launch Safe Place 4 Our Girls to provide support and behavioral development activities for at-risk girls ages 10 to 21

$2 million to the NYC Mayor’s Office and the NYC Department of Education to relaunch NYC’s Children’s Cabinet to support unhoused children and families

$800,000 to Regional Aid for Interim Needs, Inc. to develop new wrap-around services for older adults at Older Adult Centers in NYCHA developments and veterans community centers in the Northeast Bronx

$1 million to St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers to improve emergency healthcare equity by expanding its  emergency department space

$750,000 to the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson to install geothermal heat pumps, solar panels, and improve energy efficiency at its public library and village hall

$2,560,000 to Westchester County for a study of the Lake Isle Dam to promote safety, flood mitigation, and environmental justice in Southern Westchester

$750,000 to Westchester County for the necessary final stage of a rehabilitation for Yonkers’ Sewage Treatment Plant

$690,449 to the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Yonkers to equip and connect Yonkers residents to workforce enhancement & recession-proof employment opportunities

$1.6 million to the Youth Shelter Program of Westchester to pilot a mental health and educational support program for at-risk youth ages 18 to 24 in Mount Vernon known as the YouthHEAL Initiative