Homeland Security 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 2023. 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. 


Cayuga County, NY

Cayuga County

$750,000

Cayuga County will use the funds to construct a new Public Safety Training Center.

 

Cayuga County, NY

Cayuga County

$1,000,000

This project will replace Cayuga County's aging emergency 911 radios.

 

City of Ithaca

Tompkins County

$9,000,000

This project will construct flood barriers, reconstruct existing levees, install backflow prevention devices, and modify the existing storm sewer system. 

 

City of Olean Fire Department

Cattaraugus County

$272,000

The City of Olean Fire Department is seeking this funding opportunity to improve the Olean Area Fire Training Tower grounds by building a commercially constructed multiuse live burn facility at this site. 

 

Irondequoit Ambulance, Inc.

Monroe County

$57,000

This proposal is to purchase, install, and use power load systems in three Irondequoit Ambulance vehicles. It is difficult to appropriate the funds for this project for this budget year and future budget years due to the rising costs of personnel, equipment and supplies, while fixed government reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid don't increase at the same rate.

 

Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.

New York County

$2,500,000

The Metropolitan Opera is a proud anchor cultural institution on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in Congressional District 10, the largest nonprofit performing arts organization in the US, and an employer of over 3,000 people representing 15 unions. The Met at Lincoln Center, one of the city’s largest public gathering spaces, presents heightened safety and security requirements. The facility covers 788,200 square feet on ten floors with a theater built for 3800.


When the building was built in the 1960s, the fire alarm system met the then-current 1938 NYC Building Code. A new 2014 NYC Building Code-compliant fire alarm system is needed. The complexities and historic finishes within the building dictate a four-phase installation to take place. The existing fire alarm system will remain operational until the completion of the new system. As is the case with any important safety system, it is imperative that upgrades be made before a problem exists, not in response to one.

This project contributes to the Department of Homeland Security’s National Preparedness Goal, particularly its Mitigation mission—to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future disasters.

 

Northeast Quadrant Advanced Life Support, Inc.(NEQALS)

Monroe County

$138,000

This project will fund the acquisition of 6 Stryker Power-LOAD devices.

 

Northeast Quadrant Advanced Life Support, Inc.(NEQALS)

Monroe County

$720,000

This project will refresh the organization's fleet of six ambulances.

 

Orleans County, NY

Orleans County

$2,000,000

This project will move the Orleans County Emergency Management Office out of a 1960's-era bomb shelter.

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York County

$2,500,000

The Met proposes the construction of new security barriers and surveillance systems to protect the millions of visitors and commuters who pass through the Met Plaza annually. The Met is one of the only iconic, heavily trafficked institutions in the City to lack security barriers around the entryways and perimeter. Security bollards installed in the pavement and new security systems are a long overdue and essential measure needed to secure the building, staff, and visitors.

 

Tompkins County, NY

Tompkins County

$1,023,000

Provide emergency electricity supplies for multiple essential County buildings.

 

Town of Southampton

Suffolk County

$1,161,000

The Town of Southampton proposes to elevate a segment of Dune Road, a two-lane roadway that runs parallel to the Atlantic Ocean, just north of the main ocean dune in Hampton Bays, NY. The targeted section of roadway experiences frequent flooding, and spans about one mile from the Ponquogue Bridge in Hampton Bays eastward to the Shinnecock Inlet. The goal of the project is to reduce the frequency and severity of storm and tidal flooding that restricts roadway access to the Shinnecock Commercial Fishing Dock, which serves New York’s second largest commercial fishing fleet, restaurants and public beaches that are essential to the region’s economy.

 

Village of Owego/Owego Fire Department

Tioga County

$900,000

The restoration of the historic Owego Central Fire Station will include critical repairs to the clock tower, leaking roof, handicap access improvements, as well as exterior building facilities improvements (windows, doors, repointing/repairing brick, repainting, etc.).  The last time significant improvements were made to the building was in the early 1990s ($600,000).