MALONEY ANNOUNCES OVER EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN GRANTS TO NEW YORK ORGANIZATIONS
NEW YORK - Three federal grants totaling $800,000 were recently awarded to outstanding service organizations in the 14th Congressional District, represented by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D - Manhattan, Queens). The receiving organizations, the International Rescue Committee, the Department of Geriatrics/Adult Development at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the Salvation Army of Greater New York are dedicated to improving conditions for the sick, the disadvantaged, and the homeless. Federal funds will enable these organizations to develop innovative programs to better serve New Yorkers.
The International Rescue Committee, based in Manhattan, was awarded a grant of $154,208 from the Department of Health and Human Services. Maloney expressed appreciation and support for the Committee, saying, "Since its founding sixty-five years ago, at the suggestion of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee stands as the only U.S. based organization that provides overseas assistance and domestic resettlement services in order to assist refugees and the displaced around the world. I thank and congratulate the International Rescue Committee on behalf of our community."
Dr. R. Sean Morrison and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in the Department of Geriatrics/Adult Development received a grant of $475,408 from the Department of Health and Human Services. Maloney praised Dr. Morrison and the School of Medicine for their work: "The Mount Sinai School of Medicine has a tremendous, and well-deserved, reputation stemming from a legacy of excellence in patient care and clinical research programs. Their research will undoubtedly prove to be meaningful in many people's lives."
The Salvation Army of Greater New York received a grant of $249,492 by the Department of Labor. The grant is dedicated to improving and expanding the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) at the Borden Avenue Veterans Residence in Queens. Maloney stated, "HVRP is a shining example of how to operate an effective transitional shelter in New York City. Through support programs, educational and vocational training, and employment counseling, HVRP provides our nation's veterans with the care, support, and respect they deserve from all of us. I am pleased that Federal funds will help HRVP expand its services to veterans in need."