Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

Senator Gillibrand has submitted funding requests to the Senate Appropriations Committee for various state and local community projects that will benefit New Yorkers all across the state. Projects are listed in alphabetical order by location.

Under guidelines issued by the Senate Appropriations Committee, each Senator had the opportunity to submit CDS requests for their state for Fiscal Year 2022. It should be noted that only a handful of projects may actually be funded, and we cannot guarantee which those will be. 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.

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

 


American Museum of Natural History

New York County

$1,500,000

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) requests federal community project funding to help create the Museum's next Space Show in the AMNH Hayden Planetarium.

 

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce/Brooklyn Alliance

Kings County

$150,000

The project goal is to provide a curated set of multi-sensory products and activities that cater to every type of visitor, from local resident to international globetrotter, in an effort to attract and welcome tourists to Brooklyn.

 

CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity

Onondaga County

$750,000

Funds will be used to launch the New York Center for Smart Cities (NYC4SC). The NYC4SC will serve as a center of excellence designed to accelerate innovation that meets government and community-based challenges that can be resolved through new digital applications and data science. Using a public-private partnership model, NYC4SC will foster innovation through the development, testing, and deployment of applications for both municipal and private / commercial use.

 

City of Batavia

Genesee County

$250,000

In order to keep first responders, and community safe the City of Batavia proposes to make significant investments in technology through the purchase of 55 portable and 34 mobile public safety radios.

 

City of Hornell

Steuben County

$34,000

The City of Hornell Police Department is requesting funding for twelve security cameras to replace the failing outdated community cameras. 

 

City of Syracuse

Onondaga County

$500,000

The Cadet Program is intended to work with inner city young adults who have recently graduated high school, completed the Junior Cadet Program, and are still not eligible to become Police Officers. The program will offer fitness and academic training to prepare young adults to enter the Police Academy with a high probability for success.

 

City of Syracuse

Onondaga County

$500,000

Expansion of street camera program to prevent and investigate criminal activity, at the request of constituent demand.

 

Clarkson University

St. Lawrence County

$2,000,000

This project will support the advanced R&D necessary to achieve the performance necessary to perform a state-of-the-art pilot demonstration of an on-demand, green energy, rapid transit system for students on Clarkson's campus from its Student Center to the Cheel Hockey Arena. 

 

CNY Defense Alliance

Oneida County

$3,000,000

The Smart-X IoT Living Lab will be an open and collaborative environment where vendors and developers can integrate, test, experiment and demonstrate their smart technology capabilities.

 

Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (Fiscal Sponsor)

Monroe County

$400,000

Funds will support safe housing subsidies and wraparound supports for gun violence victims being relocated to safe housing and being provided court support.

 

Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes, In

Kings County

$850,000

G.-M.A.C.C. Inc. is committed to making positive change by reaching out to residents of all ages in communities ravaged by gun violence and is requesting  funding to support the expansion of the Signature Gangstas Anonymous program, the creation of  mobile units (Meals for Mediation and It's About Time), and statewide training for Community Violence (CV) organizations with a focus on conflict mediation and gang awareness.

 

Garden of Hope, Inc.

Queens County

$200,000

GOH projects to achieve the following goals in various types of services to violence victims among Chinese immigrant community: (1) Raise the awareness about crime to the Chinese immigrant public in NYC so that they are aware of victims' rights and available resources; (2) Reach out and empower socially isolated Chinese immigrant victims with messages of hope with services to help reduce future victimizations; (3) Provide culturally specific and language appropriate victims services include helpline, chatline, crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, counseling, support groups, shelter, legal assistance and translational services for law enforcement interviews, court appearances and access to various public and private assistances.

 

Hudson River Park Trust

New York County

$750,000

The Hudson River Park Trust is requesting funding to research the environmental benefits of habitat enhancement features being installed at the Gansevoort Peninsula and to provide hands-on educational programming and stewardship for NYC communities and students.

 

Hudson River Park Trust

New York County

$1,300,000

Hudson River Park Trust will perform marine habitat enhancement and conduct research within its designated Estuarine Sanctuary, consistent with its mission under the Hudson River Park Act and commitments made in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation-approved Estuarine Sanctuary Management Plan.

 

Justice Innovation Inc/Center for Court Innovation

Westchester County

$1,125,000

Community Youth Violence Intervention Initiative staff will work to accomplish the following objectives: 1) implement a Community Youth Violence Intervention Initiative that effectively leverages the services of local social service providers; 2) reengage disconnected emerging adults from the community and support their enrollment and completion of socioemotional, educational, and economic services; 3) improve the economic self-sufficiency and stability of emerging adults by increasing opportunities for educational completion and job-driven employment opportunities; 4) improve the prosocial, life skills, future orientation, and self-identified goals of participants; and 5) improve behavioral and community violence outcomes (including firearm and violent crime related arrests) within the emerging adult population.

 

Kings Against Violence Initiative, Inc.

Kings County

$1,100,000

Kings Against Violence Initiative, Inc. (KAVI) is proposing to establish the Brooklyn Institute to End Gun Violence, an Institute that will serve as a key coordinating center for the hundreds of community violence intervention programs (CVIs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) providing violence intervention and related programs to the residents and communities of Brooklyn. 

 

Kings Against Violence Initiative, Inc.

Kings County

$905,000

Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI), working in partnership with community violence intervention programs, capacity-building assistance partners, and experts in violence interventions, public health, and Restorative Justice, seeks to continue conducting the NYS Center for Strengthening Community Violence Intervention Programs (SCVIP), a statewide initiative to strengthen the infrastructure and capacity of small community violence intervention programs (CVI), hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs), and community-based organizations (CBOs) working in violence prevention to increase their effectiveness in providing violence intervention services.

 

Livingston County, New York

Livingston County

$150,000

Livingston County proposes to use Congressionally Directed Spending funds to purchase a law enforcement training simulator for scenario-based real world training.

 

Medaille College

Erie County

$500,000

Funds will be used to complete renovation of existing Vet Tech laboratories and to purchase state-of-the-art equipment to be used by students in labs.

 

National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC)

Monroe County

$300,000

Funding will allow NNSC to conduct a quantitative and qualitative analysis of serious violence of the incarcerated, and will uncover what types of serious violence the jail population has engaged in over the last three years in Monroe County; develop an implementation strategy based on the findings of the analysis; and provide initial training to the Monroe County partners on how to implement the strategy.

 

New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Kings County

$1,460,000

The New York City College of Technology (City Tech) seeks funding to launch the Urban Climate and Sustainability Research Center (UCSRC) to engage faculty, students, the community, stakeholders, and policy makers in fundamental and applied urban climate change and sustainability research projects.

 

New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)

Queens County

$750,000

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) seeks funding to directly support physical repairs to original spacecraft artifacts and curriculum/research-based enhancements to launch the first STEM pre-school in the nation right here at the Hall of Science, this fall.

New York Medical College

Westchester County

$1,500,000

The Women's Institute for Science Entrepreneurship (WISE) at New York Medical College will offer unique opportunities to women college students to leverage their education in STEM fields to explore new scientific concepts and launch new businesses. This is a multidisciplinary entrepreneurship educational opportunity that will open and expand career trajectories for countless professionally upward mobile women.

 

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

Niagara County

$212,000

Niagara County is seeking to use new technology to identify vehicles using Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR).

One Hundred Black Men of New York, Inc.

New York County

$6,330,000

The One Hundred Black Men (OHBM) intends to stimulate the economy, create new jobs, support entrepreneurism, and develop new business owners with the creation of the One Hundred Black Men Criminal Justice Initiative (OCJI) and a mission to address generational wealth inequity as a social justice issue that is accompanied by improvement in economic status.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer County

$955,000

The proposed multiscale Computed Tomography (CT) facility at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) will assist in the development of new technologies to advance Women's Health, address bone loss in space, and spur/facilitate new diagnostic and biomedical research in areas of osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, and regenerative medicine.

 

Rochester Institute of Technology

Monroe County

$6,000,000

Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking support towards a major program of upgrades and expansion of its semiconductor fabrication laboratory. 

 

Roosevelt Cultural & Arts Community Foundation

Nassau County

$2,000,000

The Roosevelt Cultural and Arts Community Foundation is proposing collaborative partnering to connect the shared experiences of Indigenous, African-Descendants and Latinx Communities throughout Long Island thru restorative visual art, film, music, movement therapy, sound, lectures, exhibits, special collections, reenactments and collaborative traditions, while acting as a transformative agent and start-up for creatives and community-based stakeholders addressing equity in affordable housing;  food insecurities; unhealthy living zones and health & wealth disparities  within Long Island's Black & Brown Communities.

 

St. Nicks Alliance Corp

Kings County

$1,000,000

A coalition of local organizations has created the North Brooklyn Anti-Violence Initiative which aims to provide activities addressing the underlying conditions that foster violence and is seeking a strategic resource to expand the Wick model, establish positive options for children, youth and families facing increased violence, create employment, training and education opportunities while simultaneously addressing the threat of eviction from housing while enabling those vulnerable to violence to secure housing.

 

Stony Brook University

Suffolk County

$16,000,000

Stony Brook University requests $16M to develop a Quantum Internet Center on Long Island, that will serve as the nucleus of quantum internet development in the US.

 

Syracuse University

Onondaga County

$1,000,000

Funding requested here will support a multi-year study of the dynamics underpinning smart, connected cities.

 

The Bronx Defenders

Bronx County

$375,000

This project seeks to seeks to build on the organization's existing model of holistic representation to further transform the criminal justice landscape by creating representation earlier in the process and extending advocacy beyond the length of representation.  

 

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce

New York County

$1,115,000

The project purpose is to support and unite the struggling small business sectors and related not-for-profit community-based organizations to better survive the multiple challenges and economic losses presented by ever-growing public safety issues and concerns (real and imagined).

 

Town of North Hempstead, NY

Nassau County

$350,000

The Manhasset Bay Restoration Project will combine shoreline restoration and green infrastructure at Sunset Park in the Village of Port Washington on the Manhasset Bay and Long Island Sound coast, with green infrastructure on the North Hempstead Town Dock which is soon to be reconstructed with FEMA resources after major damage from Hurricane Sandy, and with oyster reseeding and restoration in the Manhasset Bay.

 

University at Albany, State University of New York

$520,000

The IBL plans to expand its capabilities by (i) upgrading the vacuum, control, and measurement systems of the 4 MeV accelerator (the Dynamitron), (ii) designing and building a low energy ion implant accelerator to simulate the impact of Solar winds on material and devices used in space vehicles and satellites, and (iii) purchasing an X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer for atomic-level material analysis to study the impact of ion implantation on semiconductor wafers and better support advance technology development and prepare the industry for the next generation of the technological revolution in advanced chip manufacturing.

 

University at Albany, SUNY

$2,100,000

The University at Albany, State University of New York (UAlbany) requests $2,100,000 in the FY23 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Act to continue and expand work on a dedicated Vertical Sensing Evaluation Initiative in New York to study the planetary boundary layer, which is one of the next frontiers of weather and climate science that must be advanced to better predict and understand climate change and extreme weather events.  This effort also has direct relevance to wind strength measurements needed in New York's inland and coastal regions for both the siting of new wind energy generation installations as well as real-time monitoring for load forecasts that are needed to facilitate integration of increasing amounts of wind and solar energy power onto state and regional electric grids.

 

Utica University

Oneida County

$717,000

The Utica University Crime Laboratory will provide an appropriate platform for cutting-edge research and learning initiatives. In addition to housing the cyber programs, ECJS is also be the setting for: conferences involving Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP) and Economic Crime Institute partners; residencies for UC's graduate programs in cybersecurity and economic crime management; training for law enforcement professionals on the local, state, and federal levels; and, corporate training in fraud prevention and identity protection.

 

Village of Southampton Police Department

Suffolk County

$632,000

The proposed project will purchase and install 41 closed circuit video monitoring units and 14 license plate readers to modernize law enforcement and enhance proactive crime control, prevention and response.

 

WORC Justice Services

Nassau County

$638,000

The organization would like to expand out funding to continue to provide relocation services for our clients who are domestic violence survivors.