House Passes $14.6 Million for Rep. Bowman’s Community Project Funding for NY-16

On March 6, Congressman Jamaal Bowman, Ed.D. (NY-16), announced that the House successfully passed $14.6 million in funding for 11 community projects in New York’s 16th Congressional District. He advocated for these projects as part of the FY2024 Federal Appropriations package. These funds will be used to support communities and organizations in Westchester and the Bronx with much-needed green space, climate investments, community programming, economic development, affordable housing, and so much more. 

 “I am so proud to deliver over $14 million in federal funding for critical resources and supports across our district,” said Congressman Bowman. “My team and I worked closely with constituents, our local governments, and community groups to submit funding requests that align with the most urgent needs of our neighbors. From improving the Yonkers Greenway to securing clean buses for Westchester to revitalizing our downtown areas, each of these projects will uplift our community and provide everyone with the resources they need to thrive. I will keep fighting to bring federal funds back to Westchester and the Bronx and deliver for our incredible district.”

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

$500,000 to the County of Westchester to secure clean, climate-friendly hybrid and electric buses for the Bee Line Bus System.

 $1,650,000 to Environmental Leaders of Color for the Mount Vernon Green Tech Park, a community facility space that will include mixed-income housing, art space, and commercial space.

$100,000 to the Hispanic Resource Center of Larchmont and Mamaroneck to renovate the Mamaroneck Community Center for flood mitigation after Hurricane Ida and provide critical social and legal services like workforce development, violence prevention, and youth enrichment programs. 

 $1,150,000 to HOPE Community Services to support the construction of the New Rochelle Community Center that will create capacity for wraparound services like nutrition, child mental wellness, after-school help, and more.

 $240,620 to Lifting Up Westchester to create the Westchester Housing and Employment Center which will assist unhoused and low-income individuals searching for employment to end the cycle of homelessness. 

 $2,000,000 to the Town of Mamaroneck for the Mamaroneck Town Safety and Economic Renaissance Project to create more efficient traffic systems, improve pedestrian safety, and enhance infrastructure in the area. 

 $4,119,279 to the City of Yonkers to rehabilitate the Yonkers Greenway and roads and connect jobs, community resources, and greenspace.

 $977,827 to the Village of Ardsley to revitalize the downtown area and promote economic growth, mobility, and pedestrian safety.

$959,752 to the Village of Rye Brook for the Rye Brook Sewer Rehabilitation Initiative. 

$1,000,000 to the Village of Tuckahoe to improve the Tuckahoe Square and Main Street signal and transform the business district around the Metro-North station into a modern, safe public space. 

 $2,000,000 to WestHab, Inc. to develop sustainable, affordable housing and invest in small businesses in Yonkers.