Community Project Funding Requests

Rep. Maloney has submitted funding requests for important community projects in New York’s 12th Congressional District to the House Appropriations Committee.  

 

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funding for up to 10 projects in their community for fiscal year 2022 – although only a handful may actually be funded. Projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to receive funding. Additional information on the reforms governing Community Project Funding is available here. 

 

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Rep. Maloney has certified that she and her immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects she has requested. 

 

 

Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Construction of New Greenpoint/Williamsburg YMCA

$1,000,000 

YMCA of Greater New York, located at 5 West 63rd Street, 6th Fl., New York, NY 10023.

The project funding would be used on construction of a state-of-the-art YMCA in the Two Trees development that will serve thousands of Greenpoint and Williamsburg community residents. The project will be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because the new facility will expand the amount of space available for Y programs and be fully compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines, which are limited at the current facility due to the age of the building. The new facility will enable the Y to strengthen its current community program offerings, including time-tested youth development programs catered to school age youth, such as after school care, aquatics and water safety, youth sports, drop-in teen center and youth employment and career readiness programs. As a leading provider of youth services and experts in youth development programming, the Y is well placed to leverage taxpayer funds into programs that increase young people’s changes of success in the future and decrease the likelihood of costly interventions later on.

Certification Letter 

 

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies 

Infrastructure Upgrades for Homeless Family Provider  

$935,430 

The Floating Hospital, Inc. located at 21-01 41st Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101 

The project would fund health care and IT upgrades to allow The Floating Hospital to better meet the health needs of the community. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because The Floating Hospital is an essential lifeline for vulnerable families, including families housed in New York City’s vast homeless-shelter system, women and children in domestic-violence safe houses, families in low-income public housing, and the “hidden homeless” living doubled up with family and friends. 

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government

Manhattan Storefront Revitalization & Small Business Entrepreneurship Project

$800,000

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Foundation, located at 575 Fifth Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10017

The project funding will support data-mapping to identify geographic areas where storefront vacancies are concentrated and revitalization efforts are most needed and to support targeted economic development. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will bring much-needed stability and support to small businesses in Manhattan in the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.

Certification Letter 

 

Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

North Brooklyn Food Hub,

$676,000

North Brooklyn Coalition of Neighbors Helping Neighbors d/b/a North Brooklyn Angels located at 42 West Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 and 275 North 8th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211

The project funding would be used to expand the North Brooklyn Angels preparation and distribution of free meals and produce to food-insecure individuals and fund projects including Operation Neighbors Feeding Seniors to provide thousands of meals to homebound seniors. Specifically, the funding would be used to replace the organization’s mobile soup kitchen “Angelmobile,” as well as maintenance supplies necessary for mobile food distribution. The funding would also be used for the obtainment and distribution of; bulk produce and food supplies, hot meals, and necessities for young children (i.e. diapers, sanitary & hygiene kits, baby clothing). The funding would also be used to form partnerships with social service professionals to provide referrals to for counseling, substance abuse treatment, tenants’ and workers’ rights, affordable housing applications, and jobs.  

Certification Letter 

 

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies 

PATH to Jobs: Peer Alliance Towards Health & Jobs 

$1,000,000 

AIDS Service Center of Lower Manhattan, Inclocated at 64 West 35th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001. 

PATH to Jobs is a workforce innovation program that creates a centralized model for providing career readiness and job placement services for low-income New Yorkers living with chronic health conditions, and includes vocational education, coaching, supervision, training, benefits counseling about the impact of employment on public entitlements, and support towards successful employment.  The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because the program will vastly increase the number of low-income New Yorkers who obtain vocational training and job placement opportunities in health and social service agencies across New York, support them in their trajectory to economic mobility and independence, and strengthen our healthcare system in addressing health disparities and access inequities exposed and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies 

Providing culinary and nutrition education to underserved communities in NY-12 

$30,248 

Common Threads located at 1 Edgewater Street, Suite 535, Staten Island, NY 10305 

With a total of about 1.7 million kids in the city, nearly one out of three are now facing down hunger. This inadequate access to nutritious foods puts individuals at greater risk of developing diet-related illness, which negatively impacts quality of life and life-expectancy. The pandemic has only exacerbated these nutrition inequities, leading to thousands more NY-12 families experiencing hunger. This project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will support Common Threads' healthy cooking and nutrition education programming with historic partner schools within NY-12 with the ability to also expand to work with additional schools and/or community-based partners, thereby reducing hunger in District. 

 

 

Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Queens Together

$250,000 

Queens Economic Development Corporation, located at 36-46 37th St., Long Island City, NY 11101

The project funding will support local independent restaurants and food businesses through business education, worker education, technical and marketing skills, and be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will support local businesses and the economy as Queens recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Certification Letter 

 

 

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies 

Tele-Mental and Tele-Health Services for Children and Families with Medically-Complex Children in the Child Welfare System

$505,000 

New Alternatives for Children, Inc. located at 37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010. 

New Alternatives for Children (NAC) is an innovative child welfare agency serving birth, foster, and adoptive families caring for children with complex medical, mental health and developmental needs. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because the program will increase the ability for NAC to provide tele-mental and tele-health services to children and families with complex medical, mental health, and developmental needs – an essential service in New York.

Certification Letter

 

Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Urban Upbound’s Youth Career & Training Program

$800,000

East River Development Alliance dba Urban Upbound, located at 12-11 40th Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101

The project funding will support staff and other personnel expenses to expand Urban Upbound’s services and provide holistic, high-quality training and employment services, fully integrated with financial counseling, specifically customized for low-income youth in Western Queens.

Certification Letter 

 

Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Vision Urbana Older Adult Workforce Development & Entrepreneur Training Initiative

$300,000

Vision Urbana, Inc., located at 207-209 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002.

The project funding would be a good use of taxpayer funds because it would be used to support workforce development and entrepreneur training to NYCHA residents of the Lower East Side. All participants will have access to receiving wrap around support services through Vision Urbana's case management and case assistance program, which includes benefits and entitlements, social services, social security, health referrals, housing, health and wellness, and food security. Support will be provided to access micro-lending opportunities for those that go through the program and consider an entrepreneurial path and successfully complete the micro-business training.

Certification Letter