Schumer and Gillibrand Announce Money for Local Projects in Bipartisan Funding Package
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand revealed that the Hudson Valley/Westchester region will receive over $10 million in funding from the omnibus funding package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 for critical local projects.
“From finally replacing the Lake St. Bridge in Newburgh to bridging the digital divide to boosting affordable housing in Westchester, these projects will address some of the most critical infrastructure, public health, and community needs across the Hudson Valley,” said Senator Schumer. “This funding means jobs, gun violence prevention programs, new community centers, and so much more. I am proud to deliver this major investment in the Hudson Valley’s future.”
“From upgrading water systems and affordable housing to providing broadband to funding infrastructure projects, these resources will lay the groundwork for the Hudson Valley’s future,” said Senator Gillibrand. “I am proud to have worked to secure these millions in funding to address some of the Hudson Valley’s most pressing problems and I’ll keep fighting to bring federal dollars back home to New York.”
The senators said that local projects include: $308,000 for the Town of Mamaroneck. Funding will be used to renovate the Town of Mamaroneck’s Senior Center’s lobby, activity room and three-season porch.
$375,000 for the Westchester Membership Fund for Aging. Funding will provide for operational expenses and to purchase equipment and services for five new senior-center TIPS sites for remote telehealth monitoring and follow-up services for approximately 500 seniors.
$500,000 for the New Rochelle YMCA. Funding will be used for an educational program to fill the achievement gap exacerbated by COVID-19. It will bring tutoring, arts, dance and other enhancements to children of color and those economically disadvantaged.
$250,000 for the Village of Port Chester. Funding will be used to replace the original heating system in Village Hall with a geothermal heating and cooling solution. This project will provide a greener and more environmentally conscious system and result in long-term cost savings.