Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education 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. 


1st Amendment, 1st Vote, Inc. 

Cayuga County 

$182,000 

Support high school students to engage in a unique year-long program that empowers young women with knowledge, inspires them in conversations with women leaders, and gives them hands-on experience in the political process.   

 

A Chance In Life 

Richmond County 

$250,000 

"Almost 20% of young people in Staten Island’s North Shore are disconnected from school and employment. ACIL’s goal is to support youth – of every race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, economic status, and religion – in reaching their full potential. The Village offers services that best fit the needs of the community and address the socioeconomic factors that contribute to poverty and racial inequality on Staten Island’s North Shore. Educational support at The Village draws upon the success of our international program models: elements of self-government are incorporated into the day-to-day activities, including youth-led teams. Program offerings at The Village include, but are not limited to: Tutoring, ESL courses, College readiness training, Conflict mediation, Recreational activities, Meal packages, Legal counseling, Psychological support, Financial literacy training, High school equivalency (GED) test prep, Leadership development training. Over the next twelve months, ACIL will continue to leverage its existing framework of youth development programming with the creation and implementation of a custom designed youth leadership curriculum. This program offering will increase the total number of educational hours offered to youth by the Village to be as many as 30 hours per week, when all programs are running concurrently. Further, it will enable us to serve an additional 75 youth with direct educational courses. This curriculum will be designed by ACIL in consultation with an educational consultant to ensure that the course materials address the specific needs, concerns and interests of the local Staten Island community." 

 

AABR, Inc 

Queens 

$382,000 

AABR seeks funding to create three behavioral health positions to provide services to the 400+ individuals in our congregate care and Day Habilitation settings. 

 

Abyssinian Development Corporation 

New York 

$1,001,000 

"CRASEL Expansion project addresses the social emotional needs of underserved students, using an innovative methodology that can be replicated for all underserved students across the State of New York. Innovative techniques that the project employs are: 
1. Engagement of school leaders in self-reflective racial identity work such as creating a racial autobiography helps them understand how their own lived experiences influence their mindsets and leadership in the classroom, which leads to them modifying their curriculum, texts and topics so they are more culturally relevant and prioritize student identities. 
2. PD (Professional Development) clearly focuses on implementation steps in SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and CRASEL (Culturally Responsive and Social Emotional Leadership) that are grounded in research-based best practices. This is innovative because there is currently no PD that focuses on implementation of SEL and CRASEL this way. 
3. The CRASEL project includes calming practices such as student-led mindfulness that can dial down stressful situations and bring the focus back to learning. 
4. Engagement of the adults in their own critical self-reflection, which does not typically happen, fosters positive relationships between families with school communities and education systems. 
5. The development of the schools in a cohort model combines support with sustainability because leaders are supported over a period of time in professional learning communities with cycles of learning." 

 

Academy of Medical and Public Health Services 

Brooklyn 

$250,000 

AMPHS’ Adult Literacy, Civics and Workforce Preparedness Program will offer ESOL classes, citizenship classes, and digital literacy classes to 300-400 students per year. We will provide English classes at four levels—Beginner, High Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced—covering listening, speaking, reading and writing for English learners. AMPHS will also offer digital literacy classes covering computer software and internet navigation, and citizenship and workforce development classes for more advanced students. 
 
Academy of Medical and Public Health Services 

Brooklyn 

$500,000 

Amid an uncertain political environment and the COVID-19 pandemic, fears of deportation, separation, and loss permeate the community. Combined, these social factors become emotional stressors that contribute to the aggravated mental health status of our community members. The Immigrant Mental Health Initiative (“IMHI”) aims to address the risk factors contributing to mental health issues in immigrant populations who live in the shadows, ineligible for public benefits and health insurance. 

 
Action for a Better Community, Inc. 

Monroe 

$100,000 

ABC has 35 years of experience reaching low-income African American and Latinx populations that have not been responsive to traditional providers with HIV, STD, Hepatitis and sexual health services in the City of Rochester and Monroe County.   HIV has been increasing in the City of Rochester since 2019, particularly with the simultaneous COVID19 and opioid/heroin epidemics, with the highest rates among young African American men.  Rochester's low-income neighborhoods with limited access to health services also have higher rates of HIV, Hepatitis C and STDs.   HIV tests have to be administered within a specific temperature range to be valid.  ABC's attempts to find alternate street and neighborhood pop-up testing has not been successful due to lack of air conditioning.   Access to a mobile unit where we can control the temperature of the testing environment and the privacy of the individuals tested would help resolve these issues.  ABC would be able to increase CLIA waived HIV testing with risk reduction counseling and linkage to PrEP and other needed health services for highly impacted and under served populations.  

 

Action for a Better Community, Inc. 

Monroe 

$470,000 

Action for a Better Community's location at 33 Chestnut Street, Rochester, NY which provides outpatient chemical dependency and HIV services to low income individuals, is in need of a roof replacement.  The property was purchase in 2001 and has the roof that was in place at the date of purchase.  Due to normal wear and tear, the roof has sections where it is leaking causing possible damage to the underlying decking and internally to the ceiling.  Securing funding to make the necessary replacement will divert water and prevent structural damage which negatively impacts the facility and program operations with minimal repairs that will last approximately 20 years.  In addition, the leaks can cause air quality issues if it creates mold buildup, which can cause health issues for both staff and more particularly customers with underlying existing health conditions.   The programs in this building, the majority which are grant funded, do not provide enough funding to make necessary repairs and / or reserve a maintenance fund to replace the roof after its useful life.   

 

Action for a Better Community, Inc. 

Monroe County 

$517,000 

Funds will be used to develop a Generation 2 viable product to automate regular and episodic updates to current benefit eligibility tables, expand the number of public benefits included in the calculator, and enhance the user interface that collects the minimum required information to determine eligible benefit amounts. 

 

Adelphi University 

Nassau County 

$3,000,000 

The Adelphi University Health and Wellness Center will be an integrated healthcare delivery center that includes counseling and mental health services, walk-in crises services, primary medical care including women's health, sexual health, emergency response, clinical laboratory, dispensing pharmacy, health promotion, and outreach, alcohol, and other educational programming. The integration of primary and behavioral health services has been the focus of recent trends in college health.  Taking a more integrated approach to wellness may provide the best foundation for a holistic circle of care.  Collaboration between counseling and health services may be instrumental in better detection and early treatment for a wide range of co-occurring disorders. Funds will be used for an on-campus renovation project to create a new 5,200 square foot Health and Wellness Center that will serve as a home for primary care and mental health services.  The new center will provide holistic patient care, including far greater access to mental health care, for thousands of New Yorkers who attend Adelphi University. 

 

Adirondack North Country Association 

Franklin County 

$2,837,000 

Workforce development for growing industries in New York's North Country region. 

 

AIDS Service Center of Lower Manhattan dba Alliance for Positive Change 

New York 

$1,000,000 

PATH to Jobs: Peer Alliance Towards Health to Jobs is a cost-effective, high impact investment of taxpayer funds in workforce innovation that is increasing the number of low-income New Yorkers who obtain vocational training and job placement opportunities in health and social service agencies across New York, supporting them in their trajectory from dependence on public benefits to economic mobility and independence, and strengthening our healthcare system in addressing health disparities and access inequities exposed and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County, Inc. 

Tompkins County 

$15,000 

"Through funding from NYS Department of Health and NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports, Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County is developing an innovative regional Open Access Detox and Stabilization Center as an accessible 24/7 point of entry to substance use disorder, mental health, and physical health care for a nine county region (Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, Tioga and Yates) in Southern Tier/Central New York, and beyond. This facility improves vital healthcare access and closes the gap in the continuum of care for substance use disorders in our region. The Council has already secured $12,699,000 in funding for this $12,944,154 project. We are now seeking investment from our federal government partners to help close the $245,154 gap in funding to fully equip the facility with necessary medical, technological, security, kitchen & dining, rehabilitation, and recreational equipment to ready it for Project. 
View a Project Launch Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjr9Z_9CteY 
 

Alliance of Communities Transforms Syracuse 

Onondaga County 

$400,000 

"Request funding to reduce violence in predominantly low-income urban communities through a unique model that's never been effectively employed in the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County. This is an evidence-based program that invests in and supports individuals and their families in creating security and stability while healing trauma and building the necessary behavioral skills to remain safe. ACTS is preparing to partner with READI (Rapid Employment And Development Initiative) created by Heartland Alliance Program to be implemented here. 1. Cognitive Behavioral therapy that seeks to modify the behavioral choices of formerly incarcerated individuals. This will result in 2. Skill Building and Support Services and 3. Ultimately formerly incarcerated individuals have the capacity to secure and maintain gainful employment. This will benefit the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County by reducing the number of violent crimes and deaths while increasing the City and County's workforce base." 

 

Alphapointe 

Queens County 

250 

Workforce development is a crucial function of the federal government to ensure adequate training for individuals to secure employment and for businesses to flourish with qualified workers. In a time when it is challenging to find enough trained individuals to do the jobs needed, leveraging the partnership of the federal government to bring together an underserved population -- those who are blind -- with opportunities to meet their full potential in employment is good policy. Alphapointe is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization employing a diverse workforce and offering services to anyone in need of an opportunity to reach their full potential through employment and personal development. 

 

ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter 

Onondaga County 

$39,000 

Purchase of Computer Tablets for supportive services for people with ALS.  

 

American Theatre Wing 

New York 

$500,000 

"The American Theatre Wing is a national organization that advances the full breadth of American theatre— commercial and nonprofit, on Broadway, off-Broadway and throughout the nation. Through the Tony and Obie Awards and our suite of linked programs, we create equitable opportunities for diverse current and future theatre-makers nationwide to discover the art form, deepen their knowledge, build networks of support, launch careers, and celebrate achievement. Through this funding opportunity the Wing seeks support to expand equitable access to theatre education in Title I schools across New York State through our Classroom Resources program. This initiative directly supports under-resourced public schools to purchase lighting and sound equipment, curtains, costumes, instruments, and other materials to create new, and enhance existing, in-school theatre programs. Schools are selected based on their commitment to building their theatre program, both onstage and off, and training students to work directly with their new resources. We have a track record of offering the Classroom Resources program to schools nationwide since 2016 and have successfully identified 56 school partners and offered support valued at over $750,000. With a programmatic earmark of $500,000, we would expand Classroom Resources in New York State, with opportunities specifically targeted to Title I schools state-wide. With this funding, we would partner with 20-25 New York schools during 2022-23, from the Bronx to Buffalo, making vital theatre programs possible that will immediately reach 20,000 students, with reach to exponentially more students with these durable educational investments." 

 

Arab-American Family Support Center 

New York City 

$100,000 

Address the increasing mental health needs of immigrants and refugees through community education initiative, Reclaiming Our Health (ROH), and individual mental health counseling. 

 

Arc GLOW 

Livingston County 

$104,000 

Funding for two wheelchair vans. 

 

Asian American Business Development Center 

Manhattan 

$80,000 

Through this program, AABDC has been able to provide technical assistance support to the Asian American small businesses. This funding will enable the technical assistance programs, while also expanding "matchmaker" role to connect the needs of small businesses to the recourses from corporations. We can then give many more small businesses access to our diverse network of advisors and experts, matched to their specific capacity-building needs. We will also have the ability to coordinate resources to allow for tailoring of solutions as well as cross-culturally competent attention to each entity seeking assistance. 

 

Auburn Community Hospital 

Cayuga County 

$2,365,000 

Purchase of medical technology, equipment, and infrastructure to support new Cancer Center. 

 

Aurelia Osborn Fox Memorial Hospital 

Otsego 

$2,000,000 

This project will vastly improve patient access in Central New York to critically needed mental and behavioral healthcare that is better designed to meet the existing and growing demand for in-patient mental health services. 

 

 

Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition 

Suffolk and Nassau County 

$25,000 

The LAHH program provides vital support and services for women undergoing life-threatening cancer treatments including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.  In many cases, the transportation services the BBCC provides enable women to complete their treatments in their entirety.  

 

Bank Street College of Education 

New York County 

$5,900,000 

Support for teacher residencies. 

 

Bard College 

Annandale-on-Hudson 

$250,000 

"The BardBac is a unique, full-scholarship pathway for adults to complete bachelor’s degrees from Bard College. BardBac students enroll full-time on Bard’s campus and enter a network of students from Bard’s other adult education programs—in libraries, community organizations, and prisons— who are doing college in unconventional places, often against considerable odds. We seek to fill a deficit of $250,000 to cover the cost of student books, select room and board scholarships for students in greatest need (5 next year, 8 the following, and 12 for years thereafter), and limited “commuter” meal plans for students traveling to campus to eat and connect with other undergraduates." 

 

Best Buddies International, Inc. 

Albany, Erie, Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Westchester Counties 

$270,000 

Best Buddies requests $270,000 to support the Best Buddies in New York Inclusion Project for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, which will create more inclusive communities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships, inclusive activities, and leadership training to prepare students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) for successful post-secondary outcomes. The project would involve 24 school-based Best Buddies chapters, including 12 new chapters in under-resourced communities in Albany, Bronx, Erie, Kings, New York, Queens, and Westchester counties, serve 500 students, provide leadership training to at least 100 youth, and include a minimum of 100 activities. 

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters 

Albany, Bronx, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Kings, Monroe, Nassau, New York, Niagara, Ontario, Orange, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Suffolk, Warren, Washington, Wayne and Yates 

$1,499,000 

"COVID-19 devastated New York's most vulnerable children and youth; those who are poor and from communities of color have fared worst through the pandemic. The devastating impacts on youth mental health have implications for future success in life, impacting behavior, academic success, long-term earning potential, and physical health. Whether kids are facing trauma because of child abuse, loss of a family member, or everyday anxiety about the virus, they need support now more than ever—all amid an increasing shortage of children’s mental health resources. The mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliates across New York State fill this expanding gap with an intentional focus on providing essential mental health support during a crucial time in the mentoring relationship. These programs provide vital “boots on the ground” preventative measures through caring, consistent one-to-one mentoring supports of young people and their families who are participating in our programs for more than one year, with the goal of sustaining mentoring relationships to better serve and meet their needs. Participation in various structured pull-out and out-of-school time activities benefit youth socially, emotionally, and academically, fostering resiliency in the face of great crisis with the long-term effect of redressing the impacts of generational poverty, institutional racism, and other systems of oppression. For every dollar invested in Big Brothers Big Sisters, $18 is returned back to society. Former Littles earn $315,000 more over their lifetime, breaking the cycle of generational poverty while also increasing tax revenue of $32,154 per person for New York State." 

 

Borough of Manhattan Community College 

New York 

$481,000 

BMCC's Cohort Experience for New Students (CENS) aims to replicate the success the college has achieved, in terms of student retention and success, through its existing cohort programs, for a larger cadre of incoming students. Student departure theory explains that quality integration into campus life through formal and informal engagement is the foundation for persistence and retention. Characterized by shared experiences, holistic supports, and continued engagement, cohort programs provide consistent contact opportunities between students, staff, and faculty, developmental programming, and the financial, social, emotional, and wellness support that has been shown to help keep students in school and on track to graduation. The CENS initiative, to be piloted for 500 incoming freshman in the Fall of 2022, will provide a newly envisioned baseline support structure for those who did not self-select into the existing cohort programs. Once enrolled, students will be assigned a support team who will guide goal achievement, address academic and financial difficulties, and ensure integration into the campus community. MetroCards, food vouchers, and stipends for textbooks will be provided as incentives and for those in need. Each student will have a personalized roadmap with program milestones that will complement enhanced supports and intentional tracking to keep them on the path to success. By incorporating these best practices gleaned from our other cohort programs, CENS will improve the student experience, streamline access to resources, and lead to improved overall student success. 

 

Borough of Manhattan Community College 

New York 

$585,000 

IHOPE is a comprehensive academic and workforce development initiative focused on recruiting, retaining, and placing individuals into healthcare and information technology (IT) jobs with family-sustaining wages and opportunities for career advancement. The IT and Healthcare Opportunities through Programs in Education (IHOPE), will serve up to 180 participants in academic year 2022-23, all from Upper Manhattan and surrounding communities, and will initially target single mothers and practicing home health aides, as well as justice involved and impacted residents, and individuals who have lost jobs as a result of the pandemic. The program will provide academic and career training, support, and credentials, while also providing wrap-around support services to help students deal with legal, social, emotional, and life-sustaining challenges, such as housing, childcare, and food insecurity, as they pursue their educational and career goals and transition to the workforce. Upon enrollment, students will meet with a career advisor who will help them identify their skills and career goals, types of employment available upon completion, opportunities for internships, and then create a map of their education and career pathway. Staff will support students to ensure they have access to the support services they need to help them complete the program and secure positions in their field after graduation. Students in the IHOPE project will receive: Industry-specific Technical Skills Workshops; Tutoring and Peer Mentoring; Basic Needs Support, including access to childcare, counseling services, emergency funds, food, and transportation; Access to Technology; Career Exploration and Support, including certification test preparation, interview skills, and job placements. 

 

Borough of Manhattan Community College 

New York County 

$325,000 

Academic, financial, and social-emotional support for students having been impacted by the justice system. 

 

 

BronxNet - Bronx Community Cable Programming Corp. 

Bronx County 

$545,000 

Expansion of workforce development training opportunities in media and related industries. 

 

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative, Inc. 

Kings County 

$989,000 

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative (BCC), in partnership with 1199 SEIU, the City University of New York (CUNY), Downstate Health Sciences University, Maimonides Medical Center, One Brooklyn Health, and community partners, seeks support for a healthcare workforce development program that will source from historically disadvantaged communities and advance workforce equity opportunities. Funding will support training and career advancement to address the critical nursing shortage, including pipeline development and connection to support services to help overcome barriers to training and long-term employment. 

 

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital 

Westchester 

$966,000 

"Neurorehabilitation is most effective when delivered as soon as clinically possible after the illness/incident, and reduction of time between the two is critical. Acquisition of new capital equipment/advanced technology, and construction of an outdoor mobility terrain park will help Burke meet that goal. To expand our rehabilitation program and prepare our patients (persons living with complex neurological disorders/SCI/SCD/stroke/brain injury) for life after rehabilitation, project addresses demands for immediate multidisciplinary rehabilitation services for the neurological patient population. Burke seeks to expand services for our catchment area, while focusing on eliminating health disparities for the historically medically underserved population living in Bronx County, especially residents living with neuro-challenges. New equipment will provide advanced rehabilitative therapies: exoskeletons and gait-analysis walkways provide individualized gait therapies; BITS 3.0 system & gait trainer treadmill combines visual/cognitive/motor/balance assessment, training, includes music-assisted therapy to promote better movements in neuro-challenged patients; VisualEyes assess/treat central/peripheral vestibular pathways; electrical stimulation cycle incites contractions in denervated muscle groups, reduces muscle atrophy and spasms, promotes muscle re-education. Construction of outdoor mobility terrain park (the first and only in our area) mimicking external community landscapes and barriers (curbs/ramps/hills/grassy/uneven terrains) in a secure setting allows patients to practice wheelchair and adaptive device training, walking, maneuvering in real-life situations, optimally preparing patients for transition back into their communities and make them more ready to function normally and participate in activities without issue. Goal is to impart knowledge and self-confidence that will provide patients the foundation to lead productive lives and live fearlessly.    

 

CAMBA Inc. 

Kings County 

$590,000 

This initiative will target community members living in the highest poverty census tracts of East New York, Brooklyn, where there is a poverty level consistently between 30-40%. Further, as our program services will be housed in five nearby community centers, four of which are in NYCHA developments, this Career Navigation Initiative will be immediately available to NYCHA residents who experience four times the unemployment rate of the city-wide average. Creating meaningful career paths that lead to economic stability and mobility for disaffected young adults will have myriad positive impacts on the local community, ranging from boosting the local economy to reducing crime rates. 

 

CareerWise New York 

Kings County 

$971,000 

The Creating Economic Mobility Through Modern Youth Apprenticeship project will convene employers and educators to build high-quality, competency-based, training, tools, and curriculum to aide in both the on-the-job training and related instruction apprenticeship requires. These tools and curriculum will service low-income students of color typically faced with excessive barriers to training, professional networks, and other things necessary to access the high-growth, high-wage careers of New York City, offering an opportunity for upward economic mobility and the chance to increase equitable access to top employers and careers locally.   

 

Carthage Area Hospital 

Jefferson County 

$4,000,000 

Carthage Area Hospital will build a new medical center to consolidate multiple locations into one building. 

 

Catholic Charities Community Services 

Archdiocese 

Bronx County 

$700,000 

Terra Firma is a groundbreaking medical-legal-mental health partnership between Catholic Charities Community Services (CCCS) and Montefiore Medical Center which addresses the complex and urgent factors affecting the mental and behavioral health of unaccompanied immigrant children. Housed in a federally-qualified community health center, the program provides psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups; primary healthcare; legal assistance for those in need of humanitarian immigration status; social programming such as English and nutrition classes, outings to museums, and recreational soccer; and referrals for additional social services. Unaccompanied immigrant children experience heightened rates of mental health conditions. Terra Firma offers not only traditional services by mental health professionals but also recovery support services and lasting solutions. By addressing immigration status as a social determinant of health, Terra Firma gets at the root of some of the main, underlying stressors that fuel depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions that disproportionally affect unaccompanied immigrant children. 

 

Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan & Ulster 

Sullivan County 

$390,000 

The surge of substance use disorder has been referred to as the epidemic within the pandemic.  Providing care for those struggling with the disease of addiction has resulted in an increased need for quality treatment and recovery programs, like those provided by Catholic Charities. At its Sullivan County campus, Catholic Charities offers a comprehensive continuum of treatment programming, including detox/crisis care, residential, supportive living, day rehabilitation, outpatient services, a mobile outreach team, and peer services. Unfortunately, when Catholic Charities assumed management of what was a struggling Sullivan County chemical dependency program in 2014, it inherited an aging facility in need of significant repairs and infrastructure upgrades due to many years of deferred maintenance. Making physical infrastructure improvements to this aging campus will make the program more welcoming and appealing and more conducive to client engagement and positive treatment outcomes, which, in turn, will result in increased utilization. 

 

Cayuga Community College 

Cayuga County 

$1,565,000 

Workforce development initiative for vulnerable people. 

 

Cayuga County 

Cayuga County 

$160,000 

Expansion of county-wide Mobile Crisis Team. 

 

Cayuga County 

Cayuga County 

$150,000 

Creation of a county-wide Youth Workforce Development program. 

 

Center for Disability Services, Inc. 

Albany County 

$2,000,000 

Federal funding will be spent on capital upgrades to the interior and exterior of the Center Health Care facility to ensure greater accessibility, safety, and expansion of services. In addition, funding will be spent on instituting a new electronic health records system which would include the design and development of the system, purchase of the software, training, and other start-up costs. 

 

Center for Educational Innovation 

Bronx County, Queens County, and Monroe County 

$2,000,000 

"The outcomes of this project will inform New York State policy makers on what is working to transform the State’s lowest performing schools. It will also create a blueprint for New York State on how the nonprofit sector can work together in a smart and effective way to empower educators, district leaders, parents, students, and community members to create a school transformation program that empowers the entire school community and beyond. Eventually, thousands and thousands of students across New York State will be impacted by the dissemination of the results of this project as well as the impact that can have nationwide. This project will work to eradicate the sources of inequities and create a plan to sustain change in 3 very different communities which together represent similar challenges to the rest of the communities currently serving students with schools identified in the 2021-2022 NYSED receivership list. This is a project that cannot wait. The economic benefits of investing in public education at the local, city, state, and national levels are well documented. We cannot eradicate inequalities in our State as long as we have low performing schools. The funding allows us to share responsibility with the district and school administrators, as well as the entire community in a true collaborative process with shared and distributed leadership, true collaboration, to create oases of opportunity in communities." 

 

Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, Inc. 

Kings County 

$500,000 

Support for workforce development workshops and job placement assistance. 

 

Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) 

Clinton County 

$5,000,000 

Replacement of emergency generator to ensure resiliency.  

 

Children's Institute, Inc. 

Monroe County 

$500,000 

Catalytic funding to address health and development inequities comprehensively among young children in New York State that have been worsened with COVID. 

 

Chinese-American Planning Council 

New York City 

$500,000 

"The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) requests $500,000 to support our AAPI Health & Outreach Initiative in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens, New York. This project will address the increased needs brought about by the pandemic, including the growing health and mental health needs of Asian American families and the rise in anti-Asian violence facing Asian American women and seniors.  With federal funds, CPC will expand and continue:   
1) Health and mental health outreach and education through culturally competent, language-appropriate supports that ensure community access to on-site and in-house mental health specialists, including the hiring of two social workers and a psychiatrist.  
2) Services and referral navigation for seniors, low-income families, and youth to facilitate access to local networked CBOs like Charles B. Wang, Hamilton-Madison House and other partners specializing in behavioral health, family counseling, and more.  
3) Neighborhood services to combat anti-Asian violence and support victims of hate crimes, working with partners like the Mayor's Office, DA's, NYPD, elected officials, and Black, Brown, and Jewish groups." 

 

City College of New York 

New York County 

$2,000,000 

The Charles B. Rangel Center for Infrastructure Workforce Training Project: The RC4IWD will train for construction and operations across multiple infrastructures, transport, energy, communications, water and wastewater, food, health in built environments with emphasis on digital skills for advanced forms of project management, system supervisory control and operations management. Experiential and simulation-based curriculum developed with industry stakeholders, extensive lab and remote-learning use of computers, smart phones, digital tools and apps. Coverage of GIS, BIM, SCADA, sensors and sensor arrays, working with data, AI and robotics. Community-based recruitment of trainees. Multi-media learning to facilitate the success of nonacademic learners. Focus on both entry-level positions and career paths. Opportunities for continuing work study through CCNY programs. 

 

City of Rochester, NY 

Rochester 

$500,000 

The City of Rochester would like to expand services and provide additional youth jobs to community members. The City would support both youth employment and young adult workforce development by gradually doubling the number of youth in the youth employment services programs, enhancing the effectiveness of the operations of the youth services unit, providing more activities for youth leadership and travel, and implementing short and long-term activities to help adults find employment. 

 

Clarkson University 

St. Lawrence County 

$10,000,000 

"The North Country of New York State has a rural health care access crisis, and is an underserved region, in part, because of the inadequate supply of health science and medical professionals. The expansion of Clarkson University's Lewis School of Health Sciences/Collins Hill Campus through this Health Professions Training & Research Facilities Renovations and Expansion Project is a well-planned project that has a broad regional impact, widespread support and will significantly improve the struggling healthcare infrastructure in the region.  These renovated facilities will produce additional health and medical professional leaders who will provide rural community healthcare services throughout the region. The North Country is the largest rural region in New York State.  New York State’s rural areas are home to many indigenous people, minority groups, veterans, and people living well below the poverty line—all people that deserve to have access to excellent healthcare and medical resources.  However, these rural regions are largely underserved by medical professionals because there is not an adequate supply of health science and medical professionals in New York State to provide coverage. This project is a significantly important piece of the solution to be able to adequately serve all people of New York State—including those that live in its rural regions—because it creates more medical and healthcare professionals to serve New York’s rural populations." 

 

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center 

St. Lawrence County 

$1,500,000 

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center (CHMC) seeks to expand their current Emergency Department (ED) to create three additional behavioral health treatment rooms, a dedicated waiting space for those in crisis, and upgrade existing treatment areas to meet current guidelines and codes for ligature resistance.  

 

Coarc 

Columbia County 

$180,000 

Technology modernization to support services for people with disabilities. 

 

Coarc 

Columbia County 

$1,000,000 

Maintenance for service programming headquarters.  

 

Cohen Children’s Medical Center/Long Island Jewish 

Queens County 

$25,000,000 

In order to better support our communities, we are planning to create a comprehensive regional center of excellence for community education and research, assessment, evaluation and treatment of the mental health needs of children and adolescents on the grounds of the Long Island Jewish campus that leverages the world class health care provided at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center (now ranked as a the #1 children’s hospital in NYS) and the nationally recognized behavioral health programs at Zucker Hillside Hospital and Northwell Health. The center would be a destination for the provision of inpatient, crisis care, urgent care, intensive outpatient and specialty ambulatory clinics located at an academic, tertiary center of excellence with additional conveniently located ambulatory care provided in a hybrid telehealth/in person/in school model in the community. The Center will incorporate one hundred and four (104) inpatient beds for children and adolescents.  

 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 

Nassau County 

$733,000 

Acquisition of simulation equipment and training materials for new Physician Assistant program. 

 

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health 

New York City 

$450,000 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US has suffered by far the highest volume of deaths of any nation in the world, nearly twice the next highest nation, and under-represented and marginalized communities in the US have borne a highly disproportionate brunt of this health burden.  There is a critical need to train and produce a new generation of more diverse public health and epidemiologic experts, emerging from local communities and trained at the highest level, in order to more effectively fight against emerging viruses, like COVID-19, and other health threats, ranging from cancer to opioid overdoses to gun violence.  The proposed NextGen Public Health Scholars Program is a 6-year “2+2+2 pipeline” education program designed to create this new generation of epidemiology and public health experts from diverse backgrounds and serve as a nationwide model to identify our most highly under-recognized and under-appreciated pool of potential young epidemiologists emerging from the nation’s community colleges.   

 

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund 

Carmel 

$315,000 

Since its beginnings in a successful 1986 effort to reverse the conviction of a comic book store employee for selling comics erroneously deemed to be obscene, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has offered help to retailers, creators, educators, librarians, students, parents, and fans concerned about the improper exclusion of works of comic art from the public square. As with book challenges more generally, objections to the comic books and graphic novels are ubiquitous, occurring coast-to-coast from California to New York. 
 
Committee for Hispanic Children & Families (CHCF) 

Bronx County 

$700,000 

Expansion of STEM afterschool programs 

 

Common Threads 

New York City 

$960,000 

Programming for evidence-based cooking and nutrition education. 

 

Community Memorial Hospital 

Madison County 

$3,882,000 

Facility improvements to provide a more compliant and safer environment with updated technology. 

 

Community-Word Project 

Rochester 

$35,000 

Continued support to Teaching Artists (TAs) Cohorts and provide a robust professional development menu that TAs can continue to rely upon as well as incorporate more hours into the program for electives. 

 

Compeer Rochester, Inc. 

Monroe County 

$25,000 

Support for mental health treatment for veterans. 

 

Cool Culture 

Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County, Richmand County 

$50,000 

"CityWide is a unique network of barrier-removing programming for families that includes: 450 partner educators whom we work to build cultural equity and participation, distribute Family Passes (to families with pre-K to first-grade children) connecting 50,000  families annually to unlimited free access to 90+ museums and cultural institutions. CityWide is one of the most robust programs of its kind in the country allowing Cool Culture families make over 180,000 museum visits each year across the city. The program also offers Family Festivals that reflect the interests and priorities of BIPOC families and communities; and multilingual resources that support cultural participation and engagement. To broaden our scope and deepen the impact of the CityWide program, we are in the process of creating a Cool Culture Digital Platform/App. With the goals to spread information and access, amplify activist voices and cultivate relationships across our community, the Platform will help to organize, complement, and document in-person creative gatherings and community-building experiences across our network. CityWide runs in conjunction with the Curators for Families program, which brings art to communities - virtually and in-person - including Harlem, Chinatown, and the Lower East Side in Manhattan; Corona and Flushing, Queens; and Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights in Brooklyn - to cultivate storytelling and relationship building between families, educators, museum professionals, and artists through the creation of place-based art and cultural projects." 

 

Covenant House New York 

New York 

Bronx 

$150,000 

CHNY is requesting $150,000 in funding to support continued enhancement of our CovWorks Vocational Training Program, serving young people in all of our residential programs, ages 18-24. Specifically, we plan to build out relationships with community partners offering vocational trainings, and employers offering jobs, in the fields that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ones that have remained steady despite economic disruption.  

 

Crouse Health 

Onondaga 

$1,009,000 

Crouse Health is requesting federal funds to enhance the rapid evaluation unit of the Emergency Department (ED). Crouse Health's facilities team will work with a chosen architect to reconfigure current space and build out into an adjacent area. The Emergency Department benefits the community by serving as a resource for ill and injured patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This universal accessibility can make it extremely difficult for patients and medical staff as patients arrive unscheduled at all times. Emergency Departments are increasingly busy across the country, including Onondaga and surrounding counties. The three hospitals located in Syracuse work together to maintain capacity as much as feasible. The increase in usage has a number of contributing factors, including the urgent medical needs of people who have put off medical care for the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

 

Cultural Museum of African Art (CMAA) 

Kings County 

$2,300,000 

CMAA's goal is to create a public-facing museum in the Bedford Stuyvesant community. Bed-Stuy has the largest concentration of African Americans of any neighborhood in the United States. Providing African Americans with access to their complete history, art and culture, going back to the very beginnings of human history, will empower the African American community with knowledge of self. Every group of people needs and deserves to understand their origins. CMAA has the evidence (Artifacts) to tell this story in the most substantive manner. 

 

CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at The City Colle 

New York 

$809,000 

Within the history of the United States, New York has long been synonymous with diversity. Home to the Finger Lakes, whose foliage demonstrates that multiplicity is our inherent nature; the Dominican Juan Rodriguez, a mulatto from Santo Domingo who settled on Manhattan Island among the Lenape people in 1613, becoming New York City's first immigrant; the Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants from the world came through as one; The Stone Wall Inn, where those rejected by society banded together to assert their right to dignity and belonging; and Woodstock, where love bonded people of all backgrounds before the eclectic sounds of rock & roll. These events, among others, repeatedly, show the world that variety and difference are our strengths—and that cultural diversity is one of our fundamental values, which we fiercely safeguard and defend—because these parts are what make us whole. The proposed CUNY CHLI proposes to further this tradition by emphasizing the legacy and cultural diversity that is so inherent to New Yorkers. It will make the abstract—concrete—and equip our teachers with the tools necessary to recognize the diverse cultural historical legacy of their students. Taking such action will pose us to honor difference and to foster greater understanding of our community at large. 

 

CUNY on Behalf of Hunter College 

New York County 

$792,000 

Learning and creative hub serving the Harlem community. 

 

Developmental Disabilities Institute 

Suffolk County 

$485,000 

DDI seeks funding in the amount of $485,000 for the replacement of the roof at our Early Childhood Center located at 1 Scouting Boulevard in Medford. DDI’s Early Childhood Learning Center offers a nurturing environment, utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to foster growth and development in early learners (ages 0-3) and preschoolers (ages 3-5) diagnosed with autism. We achieve a remarkable 88% placement rate of special education preschoolers into their home school district by kindergarten. This project will replace approximately 13,625 square feet of the roof that has not been replaced since before DDI acquired the building in 1998. The integrity of the roof has been compromised by weather and wear resulting in leaks and damage throughout the building. Leaks due to rain compromise the learning environment of our young children. In these Applied Behavior Analysis classrooms, many DDI students suffer from transitional issues. The difficulty with transitions is not intentional, rather the child struggles with making the cognitive adjustments necessary to their normal routines. As a consequence, transitions for children with autism are often accompanied by stress, anxiety, and frustration. Thus, when classroom areas, entrances and corridors must be blocked off due to leaks, it becomes unsettling and disruptive for our students who require predictability. Further, the Medford site has recently been renovated to add classrooms in order to expand access to learning for children with disabilities. The prevention of water damage is important for DDI to keep these new classrooms refreshed and safe.         
                                     

Dominican Women's Development Center 

New York 

$1,000,000 

DWDC works with the low-income immigrants residents in the Congressional District 13. According to the 2020 Manhattan’s Statement of Community District Needs, WH/I has a population of 190,020 residents with 50%+ being born outside the United States; 63% being Latinos and with Dominicans comprising the largest Latino group (53%) and the largest concentration of Dominicans in the United States. About 40% of WH/I households register a income below the poverty level, 52.5% are female and 80.4% are 18 years old or older. WH/I’s unemployment rate is 9.2% and the Latino’s population, which is increasing, registers one of the lowest levels of education in the NYC.  
 
 

Dorill Initiative, Inc. 

New York County 

$500,000 

Dorill Initiative is requesting $500,000 through the Community Project Funding to (1) help sustain our administrative operations which includes one full-time and nine part-time employees; (2) deepen our FREE interdisciplinary arts education programming in underestimated and overlooked communities across New York City; (3) grow our advocacy for transformative arts education and youth empowerment in New York State and; (4) expand our vision nationally and internationally for youth between the ages of 10-18 years old. 

 

D'Youville University 

Erie County 

$500,000 

Development of a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program. 

 

D'Youville University 

Erie County 

$1,143,000 

Purchase of equipment for health workforce development and education. 

 

East House 

Monroe County 

$913,000 

Stable housing for at-risk individuals to promote recovery from substance use disorders. 

 

Eden II Programs 

Staten Island 

$500,000 

Eden II Programs is seeking your support towards a new and innovative project that would require a significant capital allocation for the renovation and outfitting of a building in Staten Island, New York 

 

Eden II Programs 

Staten Island 

$500,000 

Eden II Programs is seeking your support towards a new and innovative project that would require a significant capital allocation for the renovation and outfitting of a building in Staten Island, New York 

 

EHS, Inc. (dba Evergreen Health) 

Chautauqua County 

$1,994,000 

Expand access to primary and specialty medical care, outpatient substance use and mental health treatment, and supportive services in Chautauqua County. 

 

El Museo del Barrio 

New York 

$1,000,000 

El Museo del Barrio, an East Harlem-based, Latinx arts museum, plans to expand bilingual, arts-based educational programming and develop new initiatives to meet the needs of East Harlem students in a hyper focused way. Funding would allow El Museo to offer subsidized programming for East Harlem schools; partner with schools to craft curricula that specifically address students’ needs; employ more multi-disciplined, teaching artists to serve as educators in each partnering school; expand cultural offerings that encourage learning beyond the classroom; and increase internal capacity to continue providing engaging and robust arts education. 

 

EmblemHealth, Inc. 

Queens County 

$900,000 

This program will be piloted in Queens and will target pressing and under resourced mental wellbeing needs, with a focus on home and family life, as well as challenges that are unique to New Yorkers. The education and support from this programming will fill a gap in care, create a path to access mental wellbeing services with reduced stigma, and provide culturally competent care to the diverse populations we serve, including parents, caregivers, children and teens, LGBTQ+ individuals, racial minorities, and essential workers. We know that mental wellbeing needs are critically important, especially in the current climate, and this project would allow Neighborhood Care to connect more people to education, resources, and support, and ultimately help improve the health and lives of New Yorkers. 

 

Emerald Isle Immigration Center 

Queens County 

$60,000 

Expand education and employment services.  

 

EnCompass: Resources for Learning, Inc. 

Monroe County 

$700,000 

Expansion of support services to students facing barriers to success. 

 

Exalt Youth 

New York County 

$906,000 

Expansion of programming to all five boroughs. 

 

Excelsior College 

Albany County 

$930,000 

Establishment of health sciences program for health care workforce development. 

 

Family Services Inc 

Family Services, Inc. 

$950,000 

Family Services Inc., a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, has embarked on a multi-faceted capital project in order to increase the safety, accessibility, and long-term sustainability of the Family Partnership Center (FPC), located in the heart of Poughkeepsie. The FPC houses Family Services’ human services programs as well as the services and programs of 22 related and complementary nonprofits, many of which provide behavioral health services, including Family Services’ Center for Victim and Safety Support, the SNUG social work component (gun prevention program), and the Finish Strong Wellness Center. The overall goal of this project is for Family Services and the related nonprofits housed in the FPC to remain in the aged building for multiple decades into the future. By engaging in asbestos abatement the building will remain viable and, eventually, enable other critical projects to move forward. 

 

Flushing Hospital Medical Center 

Queens 

$2,000,000 

Due to the age of the ICU, and to further enhance the patient experience and improve staffing capabilities, the unit would benefit from a full finish upgrade including new ceilings, wall finishes, floor finishes, new windows, new nurses stations, lighting enhancements and enhancements to the HVAC ventilation and air filtration systems.  

 

Flushing Hospital Medical Center 

Queens County 

$2,000,000 

The requested funds will be used to perform full finish upgrades to the hospital's intensive care unit including new ceilings, wall finishes, floor finishes, new windows, new nurses stations, lighting enhancements and enhancements to the HVAC ventilation and air filtration systems. 

 

Fordham University 

New York County 

$456,000 

Outreach to vulnerable populations. 

 

Fordham University 

New York City 

$477,000 

"Over 40 weeks in 2022, the Clinical Mental Health Services (CCMH) program is currently on track to provide free culturally appropriate and trauma informed telemental health counseling to a minimum of 80 youth in the Bronx. Youth are offered 10 free individual counseling sessions to address internal, external, and contextual stressors and develop coping skills. Sessions are offered in both Spanish and English. This proposal aims to expand CCMH’s operation from 40 to 46 weeks in 2023 to: 
(a) Offer free counseling sessions to a minimum of 200 youth and their guardians from low income families in NYC, particularly those living in marginalized Black, Latinx, Asian and immigrant communities. CCMH's tele-mental health model enables increased flexibility in scheduling, assisting guardians in accessing mental health services and resources more efficiently for their children and themselves. 
(b) Increase counseling groups tailored to the needs of the NYC community. In 2022, we have partnered with Sinergia to offer a virtual, bilingual group for boys with autism spectrum disorder to practice social communication skills, foster self-awareness, and self-esteem. This proposal expands our unique group offerings for youth across New York City. 
(c) Expand free presentations and workshops to guardians/caretakers, teachers, and community organizations working with youth on a range of mental health topics. For over 12 months, CCMH has offered workshops developed with input from these stakeholders to tailor them to their individual needs. This proposal expands these offerings to guardians, schools, and community organizations in all five New York City Boroughs." 

 

Freeport Union Free School District 

Nassau County 

$275,000 

The track at the Freeport High School is approximately 10 years old and while it has been well maintained, it is coming to the end of its useful life.  This area is widely used not only by our athletic teams and physical education programs, it is an area that is often used by members of the community to exercise.  Freeport is a suburban community with limited green space.  A resurfaced track will ensure a safe and inviting place for community members, students and staff exercise and participate in athletics. The renovation and upgrade of the track will increase the safety and usability of the track as well as reduce costs to the district in annual upkeep and repairs. The Freeport UFSD is seeking to create a to state-of-the-art track for the district and community members. According to the NYS of Health, obesity rates in NYS and across the nation has reached epidemic proportions. Creating communities that support healthy choices and accessibility to physical activity opportunities increase efforts to reduce and prevent chronic diseases. The percentage of New York State adults who are overweight or obese increased from 42% in 1997 to 63.2% in 2019. The percentage of New York State adults who have obesity increased from 16% in 1997 to 27.1% in 2019. Obesity among children and adolescents has tripled over the past three decades. Currently, a third of New York's children are obese or overweight. Obesity also disproportionately impacts specific racial and ethnic minority groups, including Hispanic and Black non-Hispanic adults who are the majority group in Freeport. They have higher prevalence of obesity and are more likely to experience worse outcomes from COVID-19. Freeport was one of the hardest hit communities on Long Island with COVID. Along with the risks for life-shortening chronic diseases, being overweight contributes to poor mental health associated with low self-esteem and depression. Promoting physical fitness activities (walking, running, jogging) with access to a safe and well-maintained track will help to decrease obesity and promote improved health for students and the community at large. The replacement of the track surface will improve the aesthetics of this widely used area and it will make the track safer to use by students and community members that often use the track.  

 

Freeport Union Free School District 

Nassau County 

$232,000 

Currently, the playground area students are using is separated into three sections including dirt, concrete, and rubber mulch. All three areas are not the most conducive for young children who utilize the space for outdoor learning and playing.  Our plan to renovate this space includes one ground covering that incorporates a padded turf playground surface, which meets all critical fall height safety requirements as well as appropriate playground equipment, seating, and interactive learning tools. Having playground space and equipment are very important for the development of early learners.   A playground helps young children with balance and teaches them to know where their body is in space. It also gives practice with fine motor skills (gripping the chain), gross motor skills (pumping the legs to swing higher), and coordination (putting it all together).  All children need playgrounds to explore and develop and to just be kids, especially those who live in poverty, where the local playground might be the only time they get to play.  Over 70% of our Freeport children come from low-income homes. The renovation will not only enhance the aesthetics of the area for the community, but it is needed mostly to address the safety and usability of the space. Additionally, research shows that outdoor learning has a variety of benefits on students' mental health and academic performance.  Students are often calmer and better able to focus when they learn in nature (outdoors) and teachers in Freeport have reported better behaviors and social interactions with fewer disciplinary issues when they incorporate outdoor learning/activities into students' school day. 

 

Freeport Union Free School District 

Nassau County 

$152,000 

Freeport High School aims to continuously improve its graduation rates and ensure students have adequate access to educational/career information to make informed decisions when planning their life after high school. The District seeks to increase the rate of college-going Freeport high school graduates and guide students to selecting lucrative careers and/or trades. The creation of a college and career center will promote a college-going mentality as well as offer a place where information and resources are readily available to students and their parents. The Freeport High School College and Career Center will focus on designing, implementing, and managing services, programs and systems that foster college and career readiness.  The Center would offer information about career paths and college including college majors, essays, and applications; financial aid; resume writing; college entrance exams and much more. It would house a variety of books, brochures and computer programs with specialized guidance materials, test registration forms and other relevant information and resources. 

 

Freeport Union Free School District 

Nassau County 

$1,000,000 

The Freeport UFSD is seeking to create a to state-of-the-art sports complex for the community to participate in sporting events and large gatherings. According to the NYS of Health, obesity rates in NYS and across the nation has reached epidemic proportions. Creating communities that support healthy choices and accessibility to physical activity opportunities increase efforts to reduce and prevent chronic diseases. The percentage of New York State adults who are overweight or obese increased from 42% in 1997 to 63.2% in 2019. The percentage of New York State adults who have obesity increased from 16% in 1997 to 27.1% in 2019. Obesity among children and adolescents has tripled over the past three decades. Currently, a third of New York's children are obese or overweight. Obesity also disproportionately impacts specific racial and ethnic minority groups, including Hispanic and Black non-Hispanic adults who are the majority group in Freeport. They have higher prevalence of obesity and are more likely to experience worse outcomes from COVID-19. Freeport was one of the hardest hit communities on Long Island with COVID. Along with the risks for life-shortening chronic diseases, being overweight contributes to poor mental health associated with low self-esteem and depression. Promoting athletic programs physical fitness through sports will help decrease numbers of premature death and disability for an increasingly large segment of New Yorkers.  The creation of this new sports complex will give students and the community access to a state of the art facility to partake in athletic programming. 

 

 

Friends Of Harlem Hospital Center 

Manhattan 

$1,000,000 

The Centering Model of care which includes Centering Pregnancy and Centering Parenting brings patients together for a form of participatory medical practice.  In Centering Pregnancy, 8-10 moms receive prenatal care in a group.  

 

Friends of Harlem Hospital Center 

New York County 

$4,000,000 

Capital Funding request for $4,000,000 towards our $8MM Capital Campaign to renovate the pasted developed Simulation Center for the NYC Health + Hospitals | Harlem. The recently opened Simulation Center at Harlem Hospital is one of the satellite centers of New York City's public hospital. 

 

Friends Of Harlem Hospital Center 

New York 

$1,000,000 

75 million Americans will be over the age of 65 by 2030. About 28 percent of older adults in the U.S. (13.8 million people) live alone, according to a report by the Administration on Aging of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mental and behavioral health is a critical and frequently unaddressed need in racial and ethnic minority communities. Blacks, Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Asian Americans are over-represented in populations that are particularly at risk for mental health disorders. Additionally, minority individuals may experience symptoms that are undiagnosed, under-diagnosed, or misdiagnosed for cultural, linguistic, or historical reason 

 

Fulton-Montgomery Community College 

Fulton County 

$50,000 

Fulton-Montgomery Community College (FM), serves an economically challenged area of Upstate New York. As New York has become a leader in supporting new agricultural methods, including federally-approved industrial hemp production, FM's been at the forefront of developing the hydroponic training programs necessary for growing the agricultural workforce. FM has worked collaboratively with local businesses to develop innovative and accessible programs that quickly train and provide certification to students entering the hydroponics field. Currently, FM's specialized hydroponics course takes place at a shared lab facility through Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (HFM BOCES) since FM lacks its own Hydroponics Lab on campus. FM can only use the HFM BOCES lab in the evening hours, after high schools students have been dismissed. As a result, the number and schedule of course sections offered each semester is limited. This constrains the number of students FM can enroll and train. Constraints on program offerings and student enrollment ultimately stalls FM's ability to scale the hydroponic workforce and meet the demands of expanding businesses in the region. FM is thus requesting funds to equip a Hydroponics Lab on campus. FM has already had great success in recruiting and enrolling these programs, especially across the adult student (25+) population. The addition of an on-campus lab will enable FM to scale the program and grow the workforce in a way that meets local, regional, and state need. It will also serve to attract new businesses and revitalize the struggling economy of FM's service area. 

 

 

Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes Inc 

Brooklyn 

$800,000 

“The plethora of community gun violence intervention initiatives being amplified at the local, state, and national level highlight programs that align with the  work G.-M.A.C.C Inc. has undertaken since March 20, 2012. We thoughtfully request that healing, support, and  community violence interventions for youth and young adults of color remain a priority. FY-23 Congressional funds can support our desire to expand our work as we continue to develop and enhance programs that interrupt the transmission of violence, support youth and their families create new opportunities for  youth leadership, and promote resilient communities. Our impact has been far reaching and we will benefit from support to continue our work. $800,000 to expand our school and community intervention work with evidence-informed conflict mediation, mentoring, and community workforce development services in conjunction with The Brooklyn Navy Yard and One Community. We also hope to hire additional credible professionals who can support “safe passage” for youth who are at high risk. This will allow us to expand our youth leadership initiatives: Jr. Violence Interrupters (JR. VIs) and E-Responders.” 

 

Garnet Health Medical Center 

Orange County 

$1,600,000 

Garnet Health Medical Center (Garnet) is requesting support in the amount of $1.6 million to install a new state of the art CT scanner as Phase I of a multi-phased project to modernize, reconfigure, and expand its existing Emergency Department (ED) to respond to increased demand for services, resolve capacity issues, improve turnaround time, and improve throughput. The total cost of the CT scanner project is $3.4 million with Garnet providing a match of $1.8 million to support the full completion of the CT Scan Room Project. Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, Inc., Rensselaer, Warren, 476, We want to install 4 cabins on current platform tent bases at Camp Is-Sho-Da and Hidden Lake Camp. 

 

Goodwill of the Finger Lakes 

Monroe County 

$608,000 

While we have responded to the overwhelming inquiries from our community by adding Community Connecters and Crisis Community Connecters to 211/LIFE LINE, we have not been able to increase staffing within the Resource and Quality Assurance team. This team is crucial to the 211/LIFE LINE program, and through an annual audit is responsible for ensuring the resources in our database are current, accurate, and culturally competent. This teams engagement with community-based organizations and human service providers is key to continuing to maintain and expand referral sources. These relationships enable us to Provide those contacting the program with the most appropriate services within their own community. In addition, this team is responsible for integrating our resource directory data with local health systems, allowing health care providers to directly access referral sources for their patients. 

 

Griffiss Institute 

Rome 

$3,887,000 

The Griffiss Institute (GI) proposes this Rome Cyber Academy pilot project to design, deploy, and test a potentially scalable model for a comprehensive United States Cyber Academy (USCA), configured as an online high school cyber security educational initiative targeting high school students in grades 9 through 12, coupled with increasingly advanced collegiate training, scholarship and research opportunities continuing through bachelor’s degree completion. The program will support expert instructors and program staff to: design and deploy 36 weeks of virtual education for high school students; integrate a rigorous cyberengineering curriculum at four, diverse SUNY colleges of engineering; provide hands-on support and mentorship for STEM students to navigate progressively challenging projects, internships, and advanced training academies for cyber operations and leadership development; and support student transition to cyber careers in industry and government. Project funds will also be used to support student travel and short-term housing to attend advanced training academies at Innovare Advancement Center in Rome. This pilot project introduces innovative methods to engage and elevate high school students; leverages all of the existing cyber talent development programs managed by the GI in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, including training academies, internships, virtual institutes, fellowships, scholarships and summer service programs; and creates connectivity and engagement across the academic landscape for STEM students from 9th grade to bachelor's degree completion and transition to cyber careers in the defense industrial base.  

 

Haitian Americans United for Progress 

Kings County, New York, Queens County, New York 

$365,000 

HAUP is applying for funding to support youth leadership and youth workforce programming. The youth in HAUP's service area's high need immigrant communities in Brooklyn and Queens are in need of youth development services to provide employment, training, and skills-building opportunities. The communities served by HAUP experience a range of specific needs stemming from a range of social determinants of health and co-occurring risk behaviors, including poverty, low educational achievement, poor quality housing and high rates of homelessness, mental health issues, and substance abuse socioeconomic disparities; related disparities include poor access to health care, poor community health, high rates of uninsured persons, high rates of substance use and alcohol abuse, extensive poverty, and high rates of crime and violence. As a result, the service area contains neighborhoods with some of the poorest and least-educated residents in NYC.  For example, the poverty rate in Crown Heights is 26.5% and 40.1% of residents receive public insurance. Youth in the service area face additional unique challenges and barriers. In 2018, Black and Latino youth reported rates of disconnection at roughly two times those of White youth. In 2017, homicide and drug use accounted for nearly a third of deaths combined among young adults aged 15 to 24. While homicide deaths decreased over 13% from 2010 to 2017, drug-related deaths tripled, and death by suicide increased over this time period. 
 

HeartShare St. Vincent's Services 

Kings County 

$2,000,000 

With a growing need for the expansion of health and mental health care growing exponentially, the adaptive reuse of 66 Boerum Place is an economic and prudent investment of taxpayer funds, allowing for other financial resources to used towards mission fulfillment and patient care, and fostering an opportunity to expand the delivery of services in Brooklyn. 

 

Helene Fuld College of Nursing 

New York 

$15,000,000 

This award is to provide financial aid to the more than 700 students enrolled at Helene Fuld College of Nursing (HF).  More than 90% of our students require financial assistance to enroll and complete their studies at Helene Fuld.  Unlike traditional nursing schools, our students tend to be older, non-traditional students looking to do well, while doing good.  Nursing is an opportunity for these students. Our students face challenging circumstances that include lack of financial means, remedial education needs, transportation issues, and many of them are single parents.  This award will allow HF to provide scholarships, substantial financial aid, and academic assistance to our students, allowing them to lighten their financial load, focus on their studies, and complete their nursing program. Helene Fuld College of Nursing is an independent single-purpose institution. Its mission is to provide a dynamic career ladder approach to nursing education to improve professional practice and contribute to the health of communities. 

 

Henry Street Settlement 

New York 

$500,000 

"Henry Street Settlement is respectfully requesting community funding to support our ongoing efforts to provide meaningful and holistic services to local youth. Henry Street’s Youth Employment Initiative, which is part of our larger Employment Services Division, connects young adults to meaningful work opportunities, provides wraparound social services and mental health counseling to youth and their families, and creates safe community spaces. With funding, Henry Street will be able to create more slots for our innovative Community COVID Response Team (CCRT) initiative where young local adults are recruited from across our youth development programs and the community at large and are engaged in meaningful work/career development opportunities. We will also be able to hire two Credible Messengers that can reach youth where they are and provide meaningful mentorship, navigation, and support as they attach to various high-impact opportunities across our agency, including job training/placement, HSE prep, college access services, social work/counseling, sports/athletics, and/or arts enrichment. Additionally, we will support an additional 10 youth in our innovative Rambler initiative, that teaches youth and young adults fashion design as a way to find their voice, tell their story, and ultimately increase key life outcomes. Conducted remotely, this opportunity enables youth to earn a stipend while designing their own individualized fashion design projects, using multimedia tools and drawing from their personal experiences as inspiration. All youth who enter our programs also benefit from connections to Henry Street’s range of wraparound services and mental health counseling." 

 

Herkimer County Community College 

Herkimer County 

$1,925,000 

Technology and equipment upgrades related to the development of a Public Safety Preparedness and Education Center. 

 

 

Hillside Children's Center 

Monroe County 

$150,000 

Ensure infrastructure to deliver digital behavioral health support. 

 

His Branches, Inc 

Monroe County 

$819,000 

Renovation of service delivery site. 

 

His Branches, Inc 

Monroe County 

$2,546,000 

Renovation, construction, and finishing of community health center. 

 

Hispanic Federation 

New York 

$500,000 

"Hispanic Federation requests funding for its Impulso Digital Access Initiative.  The funds will be used to establish Impulso Digital computer labs within three Latino organizations in underserved communities in need of digital resources and workforce development opportunities.  The establishment of these labs will facilitate the provision of critical community-based career and training services. The computer labs will feature state-of-the art computer workstations, high-speed internet, communications technology and a digital training space for use by community residents to access training and digital supports.  The funds will be used to equip the labs with laptops, mobile laptop charging stations, desktop computers and monitors and tables and chairs; and will also support purchase of software applications, associated licenses, digital security equipment and IT consultant fees. The established computer labs will enable the organizations to provide a range of supports and services to meet the employment and training needs of workers and the provision of related direct services.  The labs will offer digital skills courses responsive to the needs of area employers and equipping Latino families, and low-income community members with the tools needed to contribute to their success. HF will provide the organizations a 16-hour “Digital Job Readiness” curriculum to prepare participants with foundational digital skills in job readiness and digital literacy. The labs will also enhance the ability to provide community services in education, economic empowerment, civic engagement, and health, and will offer opportunities for individual and group learning." 

 

Historic Hudson Valley (HHV) 

Westchester County 

$300,000 

"HHV serves students and teachers through digital and on-site educational programs that explore northern slavery through the lives of enslaved individuals while demonstrating its impact on New York and the nation’s economic development. We offer learning tools and materials grounded in scholarly research and K-12 pedagogy that support classroom engagement with this crucial narrative. HHV proposes to expand its highly regarded programs and resources while ensuring that they remain accessible to all communities regardless of socioeconomic status. On-site interpreters would lead students—both on-site and virtually—in exploring the lives of the enslaved through demonstrations of their work and using historical documents as critical thinking prompts. Support would allow HHV to develop and provide a comprehensive, integrated, professionally-reviewed set of resources for teachers to incorporate into their teaching, such as curricula, lesson plans, videos, interactive multimedia, online content, activity and discussion guides, historical context, and access to primary source documents. We would work with consultants to ensure that these resources meet core standards. Teacher training would build capacity for NY teachers to use these resources and meet core standards effectively. As more teachers participate in HHV’s training, HHV’s online educational hub will also provide a space for teachers to share best practices, ask sensitive questions, and support each other. HHV staff would also attend national and regional education conferences to promote the resources and training available, further building capacity for this important work." 

 

Hofstra University 

Nassau County 

$750,000 

We request funding for the laboratory, simulation and experiential equipment necessary for the launch of Hofstra University and Doctorate in Physical Therapy. The funding the University requests will provide graduate students the ability to develop skills and learn in the classroom environment, using lab and simulation to practice. The purchases include a Three-Dimensional (3-D) Motion Analysis System; Electromyography (EMG); GAITRite System, a Virtual Reality System (used in rehabilitation by enabling the user/patient to become active participants in the virtual environment), Near Infrared Spectroscopy and an AMTI Balance and Force Plate. In addition, CAPTE requires that the program must have standard equipment commonly seen in physical therapy practice, the program must include several hundred pieces of equipment such as anatomical models, traction units, electrical simulation and ultrasound, paraffin baths, devices for tests and measurements, first aid and medical supplies, weight and strengthening equipment, balance and basic exercise equipment, assistive devices, cardiac monitoring and other medical devices. The University will be investing in the renovation of space for faculty and administrative staff offices, two dedicated combined classroom/Labs with treatment tables and equipment.  One classroom/lab is primarily for courses in orthopedics and musculoskeletal skills and the other classroom/lab for courses in neurological assessment and treatment, therapeutic modalities, Integumentary assessment and cardiopulmonary skills, storage space for each teaching classroom/lab. locker/changing areas. research space and student lounge space, that can be also used for students to meet for group projects and small group discussion. These spaces are all required for accreditation by CAPTE. 

 

Hofstra University 

New York County 

$50,000 

"In order to serve our community clients, the Saltzman Community Services Center is in great need of a system that provides electronic health records (EHR).  An EHR system would update our record keeping, scheduling and patient tracking in a manner that cannot be accomplished by the continued use of paper records.  An EHR system would create a way to efficiently create, maintain and store patient records.  The patients would be able to fill out forms in line before even coming to the Center so that clinicians would have demographic and clinical information before seeing the patient.  Once the patient is seen, the clinical assessment can be written up, immediately shared with the clinical intake team and a recommendation for services provided to the client in a very timely manner. The Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center at Hofstra University provides low-cost cutting-edge services to members of the local community.  These services include psychological assessment, individual, couple and family psychotherapy, speech-language therapy and audiological assessment and intervention. These services are offered to people throughout the lifespan. Over one thousand people are seen and over five thousand patient service hours are logged annually. No one is turned away because of the inability to pay for these much-needed interventions." 

 

Hostos Community College 

Bronx County 

$1,000,000 

Hostos Community College requests Community Project Funding to strengthen and expand our current dual/joint degree programs known as “articulation agreements” with four-year colleges and universities.  This includes existing partnerships as well as new ones that will ensure our students receive high-quality opportunities to continue their education and pursue advanced degrees in high-demand fields.  Current partnerships include articulation agreements with City College of New York (CCNY) in Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering programs, an Arts Administration degree program with Queens College, a NextGen Public Health Scholars program with Columbia University, and a proposed Game Design/Technology program with CCNY that is in the final stages of reaching an articulation agreement.  Hostos students deserve the opportunity offered by these pathways to four-year institutions. 

 

Hudson River Museum FY23 

Westchester County 

$170,000 

"Social justice, equal access to education, and opening the pipeline of opportunity to our young people strengthens our collective future in New York State, with positive impact experienced locally, state-wide, and nationally. Funding the Junior Docent Program is in the best interest of the taxpayer because it provides much-needed social and emotional support, and academic enrichment to at-risk teens and engrains responsibility, professionalism and hands-on training for the future workforce. This award-winning program—which has been recognized by The White House with a Coming Up Taller Award—provides access to safe, high-quality, in-person learning, bringing the teens exceptional, relevant, and thought-provoking cultural experiences, while showing them how to play an active role in the important conversations and changes in our global society. The HRM is committed to offering paid work opportunities to the Junior Docents so that the teens are not forced to choose between this important leadership training experience and other paid positions outside their area of interest. Many of the teens use their earnings to supplement their family income.  The Junior Docent Program fosters positive behaviors in an exciting and supportive environment, surrounding students with peers, mentors, and diverse professionals who are stakeholders in their future. The program cultivates confident young thinkers, many of whom are the first generation in their family bound for college, to see themselves in leadership positions, and to embrace the opportunity and social responsibility of helping the next person rise up following in their footsteps.  

 

Hudson Valley Community College 

Rensselaer County 

$600,000 

Expanded course offerings in the academic and workforce development programs. 

 

Hudson Valley Community College 

Saratoga County 

$2,065,000 

"Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) is undertaking a workforce development project which will update and increase its current educational footprint in Upstate New York by increasing the enrollment capacity of education and skills training in high-demand health science, STEM and skilled trades programs. This project includes a combination of laboratory renovations to the current facility that has reached capacity and construction of an additional building which will allow the college to increase enrollment and update technology for high-demand programs in STEM, health sciences and the skilled trades. The goal of the revitalization of the existing laboratories, and the construction of a new two-story, 14,500 square foot building adjacent to the current facility, is to increase the enrollment capacity of education and skills training in high-demand health science, STEM and skilled trades programs by 10-20% beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. The HVCC North project will allow for expanded course offerings in the academic and workforce development programs vital to NYS industry partners, GlobalFoundries, General Electric and Regeneron. Increased program offerings will allow a greater number of employees to take needed courses in areas of growing workforce demand including Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Clean Energy Management, Solar and Wind Technology, Biomanufacturing and Biotechnology, and Computer Science. The laboratory spaces will also support a larger number of New York State (NYS) Registered Apprentices, allowing for a collaborative “Apprenticeship Center.” 

 

ICD International Center for the Disabled, Inc. 

Bronx County 

$245,000 

Support services for out-of-school youth with disabilities. 

 

ICD International Center for the Disabled, Inc. 

New York County 

$500,000 

ICD respectfully requests federal funds to support 50 youth and adults with disabilities in New York City through career training that results in industry-recognized certifications that can be used to seek and sustain career track employment. 

 

Island Harvest 

Suffolk County 

$775,000 

"Island Harvest’s Workforce Skills Development Institute will include end to end program curricula from technical skills training to employability training (resumes, cover letters, interview skills) and wrap-around services (salary/transportation/childcare stipends) designed to address barriers to program completion.  We are collaborating with industry employers to understand their employee needs so that we can identify skills gaps and design high-impact training experiences. At the present time we have developed a strategy, working model, budget, and staff structure to support training and placement of 45 candidates per training module. The first module is scheduled to begin in the 3rd quarter of 2022.  Program participants will complete 2 tracks- a non-technical track focusing on “Skills for Life” (soft skills, computer skills, literacy skills) and a technical track either in Warehousing and Inventory Control or Re-Packing Machinery Basics. Over the course of 8-12 weeks participants will attend training for up to 5 hours per day. Upon program completion, participants will receive an Island Harvest Certificate of Workforce Readiness, in addition to the certifications included in each of the tracks (for example: food safety, OSHA 10-hour safety training, forklift operation, HAACP). The Workforce Skills Development Institute is located at Island Harvest’s Melville facility, where our food bank’s active warehouse will serve as the “classroom” for a variety of industry related skills, training opportunities, and hands-on work experience. Generous funding for the Workforce Skills Development Institute will support program staff salaries, program equipment, training materials, education supplies and training instructors." 

 

James Gaines Creative Outlet Arts in Education 

Kings County 

$1,700,000 

Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet, a Brooklyn based cultural arts organization is proposing an Arts In Education residency in all five boroughs of New York City, including Brownsville, East New York, Flatbush, Bushwick, Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island, Harlem, Gunhill Point, South Jamaica, East Bronx, and West Brighton. They will serve a total of sixteen under served, Title 1 schools made up of elementary and secondary public schools, creating strong bonds with students and developing their innate artistic talents. Our theme is cultural diversity & inclusion. Students will use the arts to learn about their own heritage and history, empowering them to learn about their peer's similarities and differences, while creating dialogue of acceptance and inclusion through the arts. Dance, theater, music, visual art, lecture demonstrations, field trips and performances will be our educational foundation. Our proposal is the following: we will provide dance, music, theater and visual arts teaching artists in sixteen schools for five months, they will host staff development workshops made up of diverse teaching artists who will create the artistic & cultural content as well as meet with school principals and the teachers in the schools to gain an understanding of the curriculum enhancing the student's educational and artistic training.  Additionally, we will offer full scholarship to students wanting to further their arts education with Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet as they will invite all of the Public School Arts In Education students to join our Saturday training program. 

 

Jewish Home Lifecare, Manhattan 

New York County 

$438,000 

TNJH respectfully requests from Senator Gillibrand $438,025 in Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) to expand our GCD Young Adult model. The requested funding will enable TNJH to implement a GCD Young Adult externship program at a partnering skilled nursing facility, thereby training, preparing and placing a total of 30 out-of-work, out-of-school young adults (ages 18-24) for employment as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). This expansion of the GCD Young Adult program will position TNJH's effective model for scaling and aligns with our replication strategy to 10X our impact by 2025. 

 

Jewish Home of CNY 

Onondaga County 

$256,000 

With the goals of improving residential care and safety, the buildings and program space on our campus where low and moderate income seniors and individuals with developmental and cognitive disabilities reside and are served are in significant disrepair and have outdated, obsolete and inefficient fixtures and accommodations.  the structures, built as early as 1935, 1950s, and 1970s are in dire need of renovation and building equipment is in need of replacement.  The housing sites serve as a safety net for many frail and indigent seniors and are a community resource for many non for profit agencies.  Maintaining affordable housing and housing with supportive services allow seniors to remain independent and age in their place of choice.  In addition, we need to upgrade and enhance our technology capabilities.  Technology can provide real value and utility in the care and hospitality for our community seniors.   

 

Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, Inc. 

Queens County 

$325,000 

Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center proposes to create space through renovations and alterations to house a Diabetes Wellness Center to serve the residents of the communities it serves.  The Wellness Center will provide a comprehensive array of diagnosis, engagement, education, peer support groups, culturally and ethnically sensitive nutrition education and guidance, diabetes management tools and a coordinated provision of appropriate primary services (podiatry, dental, cardiology, ophthalmology, etc.) to primarily a low-income and disenfranchised community that suffers from an exceptionally high rate of Type 2 Diabetes often left undiagnosed.  This leads to an inordinate and unacceptable number of residents who are then sentenced to unnecessary health and life risks, including amputations.  The use of Federal Funds to address the growing pandemic of diabetes across the nation will also assist in reducing the health care disparities currently existing in low-income communities such as those served by JPFHC by including self-management techniques and provisions for at-home self-monitoring.  Additionally, there will be space for active support groups and family participation.  Outreach will be conducted throughout the community and referrals will be accepted into the program with JPAFHC serving as a medical home.  Culturally targeted behavioral change strategies will also be utilized to improve the outcome for patients diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes. 

 

Junior Achievement of Central Upstate New York, In 

Monroe County 

$522,000 

The JA Discovery Center helps solve some of this Region's most pressing needs, including unprecedented generational poverty and a lack of skilled workers in a variety of industries including Optics/Photonics/Imaging; Next Generation Manufacturing and Technology; Agriculture/Food Production. By providing an authentic, memorable and sequential educational experience at formative ages, youth will be informed of the career opportunities that exist in our community and they will develop the skills necessary to be successful in the workforce. There is a saying that it is "hard to be, what you cannot see." JA Discovery Center students see first-hand what their role can be in our economy and they better understand the importance of staying in school to achieve future success. In national studies, JA Discovery Center alumni are more socially mobile, with  60% of alumni moving from low income in youth to middle/upper income as adults, and JA students report a higher level of confidence in their ability to graduate. JA alumni also start businesses at a rate of 2.5X that of the general population 

 

Keuka College 

Yates County 

$1,500,000 

Keuka College will create a new community facing rural outpatient clinic that will allow Keuka College to offer primary health care, counseling, athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and wellness services to both on-campus students and residents in the surrounding community. 

 

Le Moyne College 

Onondaga 

$1,234,000 

Syracuse has struggled for decades under a crushing rate of poverty that far exceeds that of other municipalities.  In 2019 its poverty rate was more than double that of New York State as a whole and nearly triple the national rate of poverty.  Moreover, it leads the nation in child poverty among communities of 100,000 people or more.  At the same time, local employers throughout the tech sector cannot attract or recruit the talent needed for growth and expansion.  The recent opening of the new 5G campus and manufacturing facility in Syracuse (the first of its kind in the nation) has created additional demand for such technology-related talent. 

 

Legal Momentum 

New York 

$199,000 

Legal Momentum proposes to use the requested funds to develop a training program led by, and for, low-wage women workers. Our Worker Empowerment Collaborative would consist of a peer education training program on workplace rights and legal protections for women working in low-wage industries in New York. 

 

Lehman College (CUNY) 

Bronx County 

$460,000 

Provide a consistent and secure food sustainability to undergraduate and graduate students. 

 

Lewis County General Hospital 

Lewis County 

$4,460,000 

"Lewis County General Hospital is requesting Federal Appropriation Funds to purchase necessary surgical equipment for the three operating rooms and one procedure room in the surgical pavilion that is part of the hospital's capital project. Lewis County General Hospital allocates approximately $3 million annually for capital purchases.  Without additional grant funding the plan is to use this funding solely for the purpose of purchasing the necessary equipment for the new surgical addition." 

 

Lexington Vocational Services Center, Inc. 

Queens County 

$100,000 

"LVSC is seeking $100,000 in congressionally directed spending to fund a job placement specialist and part-time job coach to help Deaf New Yorker’s achieve economic self-sufficiency through employment.  LVSC is struggling to recruit these vital positions due to the “great resignation" and the American Sign Language (ASL) skills required to serve DHH workers.   The job placement specialist plays a vital role in helping Deaf individuals find employment commensurate with their strengths, goals, and capabilities. The specialist maintains relationships with LVSC’s current employer network and secures relationships with new employers to support DHH clients’ career interests. The specialist plays an important role in educating employers on the talents of our DHH workers, as well as assuaging any concerns regarding communication. The job placement specialist helps Deaf clients by reviewing their resumes and job applications and works closely with the client’s job coach and employer during the first ninety days of employment to ensure the appropriateness and success of the placement. Job placement specialists maintain close contact with the NYSED’s ACCES-VR counselors to ensure clients are meeting monthly and quarterly employment milestones. The job coach supports DHH clients in all phases of supported employment from initial counseling through job placement. The job coach accompanies DHH clients on job interviews, acts as a communication facilitator, and supports clients in maintaining employment. Recruiting a job placement specialist and coach can be challenging, as these professionals must be fluent in ASL in addition to understanding the unique culture and needs of the DHH population." 

 

Liberty Resources, Inc. 

Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Monroe Counties 

$615,000 

This Spending Request is for funds to purchase a fully integrated Electronic Medical Record, NextGen Software, to be utilized within the Liberty Resources Integrated Healthcare Clinic, the largest Integrated Clinic in CNY, serving over 15,000 individuals each year.  CMS, SAMHSA and HRSA are seeking highly integrated care delivery for the Medicaid/Medicare population and this purchase will support this effort resulting in Quality Improvement and coordinated integration thus improving health outcomes, and lowering costs. 

 

Lifetime Assistance, Inc. 

Monroe County 

$486,000 

Lifetime Assistance is seeking to change the paradigm of what people with developmental disabilities in the greater Rochester region can do. We want to level the playing field and bridge the gaps created by lack of access to technology to break down barriers that prevent people from achieving equity in all aspects of their lives. People with intellectual/developmental disabilities have incredible capabilities. They also are more likely to have little or no access to technology that can facilitate critical functionalities and mobility, hearing/vision, independent living, skill development and employment, and access to communication and information, all of which provide for healthier, and more independent lives and equal participation in society. With the appropriate assistive and adaptive technology devices, the sky is the limit to what people with disabilities can do. With greater and improved mobility, there is also less reliance on staff, a major concern due to nationwide staffing shortages. To achieve our goal, we are proposing a major expansion in the use of a range of proven technology to be embedded in key service areas and Day Services, Residential Services, and vocational settings.  By incorporating technology use into these areas, we can reimagine abilities and continually reinforce skills so that they build upon each other and become integrated into all aspects of daily living activities. 

 

Lifetime Assistance, Inc. 

Monroe County 

$654,000 

We support a growing number of people who live and work in the community, but the three emerging populations of people we support who need a more supportive environment - people with autism, those who are medically frail, and those who have dementia and other age-related conditions - requires a change in how we deliver services, which in turn requires significant renovations at our Weiland Road Day Services Center. Our Day Services Centers, including Weiland Road provide health care services and Mental health services. Our nursing staff, behavioral specialists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Speech Therapists provide extensive services to support each persons physical and emotional well being. Services received through Lifetime Assistance enhance the quality of life through preventative and reactive care.  needs to be a quieter, calmer environment that is conducive to learning and personal growth, promotes learning and communication, enhances self-direction and minimizes stimulation overload. Open spaces will make the site more welcoming to the community and useful for the people we support. In addition to space renovations, state-of-the-art assistive technology, including mobility and accessibility equipment, are essential to effectively support people’s evolving needs and help them gain more control over their lives.  Through technology, people with disabilities can achieve things that previously were not possible, and that is why these improvements will help us achieve our vision to help the people we support reach their full potential. 

 

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, 

Bronx County 

$4,000,000 

Replacement of 200 end-of-life hospital beds 

 

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center 

Bronx County 

$4,000,000 

Improvements to conference facilities for workforce training and education. 

 

Literacy Inc. (LINC) 

New York City 

$800,000 

To fund a community literacy model and partnerships to distribute books and literacy information to families. 

 

Livingston County 

Livingston County 

$250,000 

The Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation desperately needs to upgrade its outdated EMR system in order to stay technologically relevant and to increase efficiencies and resident care. Federal funds for the purchase of this EMR system are critical to providing top-notch health services to the disadvantaged, underserved and special populations. This new system will ++increase access to health care through the use of the latest technological advancements. 

 

Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth, Inc. (LIGALY) D 

Nassau County 

$500,000 

Funding will allow the organization to hire more staff and increase the number of schools that are provided free trainings. 

 

Long Island University 

Brooklyn 

$570,000 

In order to provide better remote care to New Yorkers across Long Island, Brooklyn, and the greater New York State area, LIU proposes to establish a Telehealth Center at LIU-Brooklyn. The telehealth center would span across all healthcare-focused divisions at LIU, including Psychology, Nursing, and Social Work. Specifically, the Telehealth Center would support the ongoing collaboration between LIU’s Psychological Services Center and the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System. This partnership works to address the gap in access to services and clinical workforce needs to provide specialized mental healthcare services to Veterans in both rural and urban areas across New York State. LIU’s research capacity will assist the VA system in expanding access to and improving quality of tele-psychology care for veterans. The Telehealth Center will also support training and workforce development for clinical psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other care professionals both at LIU as well as through collaborations with other organizations and regional partners. 

 

Loretto Adult Community, Inc. 

Onondaga 

$1,950,000 

Loretto Adult Community, Inc, the largest provider of Post-Acute, Long-term Care beds in the region, seeks $1,950,000 to fund urgent capital improvements at the Sedgwick Heights facility, in a historic district of Syracuse, NY. The Sedgwick Heights community provides a safe, supportive, and affordable environment in a homelike setting for up to 150 older adults who are primarily low-income, medically eligible for nursing home placement and eligible for Medicaid. The post-acute and supportive services provided ensure all residents have access to the care they require.  

 

Loretto Health & Rehabilitation Center 

Onondaga 

$500,000 

In order to meet an urgent community need, as well as the stewardship priority of enhanced facilities that provide high-quality care, Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center seeks $500,000 to upgrade the 12th floor of the Cunningham Skilled Nursing Facility to upskill 30 beds to expand access to geriatric psychiatry and advanced memory care. 

 

Maimonides Medical Center 

Kings County 

$3,095,000 

"The Maimonides Medical Center Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Unit will be a 22-bed unit to support patients who are 12.5 years old to 17 years old staffed within the existing Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) building (with appropriate renovations). The investment in this unit would be used for the development of the construction and infrastructure only. Planning, Design & Construction: The investment of this plan will be dedicated to the planning, design and construction of the unit. The fifth floor of the CMHC building, a 9,200 square foot space, will be converted into the unit. No construction has started yet. The 22-bed Maimonides Medical Center Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Unit will consist of single-bed rooms to accommodate the increase in LGBTQIA+ adolescent patient population (i.e. 22-patient rooms) and questions on gender and sexual preference. Clinical & Educational Programming: In order to enhance the experience of the adolescent patients on the unit, the Maimonides Medical Center Adolescent Psychiatric Unit will provide a variety of clinical and educational programming for the patients. Clinical programming will include psychopharmacology, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, family therapy and psychoeducation, and recreational therapy.  In collaboration with the New York City Department of Education (NYDOE), we will be providing 2-classrooms that can accommodate up to 11-students each and will be staffed by 3 teachers from the NYCDOE. These classrooms will provide an environment for learning for 3-hours per day to ensure that these adolescents continue to further their education while receiving quality, mental health care." 

 

Maimonides Medical Center 

Kings County 

$1,649,000 

The requested funds will support the expansion of the Community Care of Brooklyn (CCB) Navigator, a one-stop shop for all care management and social service referrals in Brooklyn. 

 

Make the Road New York 

Kings, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk and Westchester Counties 

$400,000 

"Through this project Make the Road New York (MRNY) will provide adult education services to immigrant communities including: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) - To help students develop their English language speaking, listening, reading, math and writing skills, to be able to secure jobs, pursue education and training, and navigate life in the U.S. Citizenship Preparation (civics) - To prepare students to pass all parts of the naturalization exams so that they can naturalize and engage civically; Digital literacy - to provide the skills needed to function effectively with technology to advance in the workforce, access community information and opportunities and support their children’s success. This project will support outreach and intake to connect 600 students to classes. It will sustain civics instruction for 100 students, including the two additional classes opened with Community Project funds in FY22 Students in the program are supported by program staff to set educational and career goals, overcome barriers, and connect with further education, training, and employment. Students are assessed for needs for other services, and case managers connect students to a range of services. Additionally, funding will support our Volunteer and Digital Literacy Manager to train and support 30 volunteers who provide individualized support to students. They will provide staff training and promote the integration of digital literacy instructional activities into classrooms. Lastly, this project will enable us to purchase 110 laptop computers and six laptop carts to integrate digital literacy skill building into instruction across sites." 

 

Manhattan College 

Bronx County 

$1,000,000 

Critical improvements to Smith Auditorium to make it a state-of-the-art venue for community-based organizations. 

 

Maria College 

Albany County 

$770,000 

Development of a virtual reality hub to educate Registered Nurses. 

 

Mary Cariola Children's Center, Inc. 

Monroe County 

$4,000,000 

Consolidation of campuses.  

 

Massena Hospital 

St. Lawrence County 

$4,000,000 

FY2023 Congressional Funding will be utilized to expand the Emergency Department (ED) at Massena Hospital, from six exam rooms to twelve. The new ED will include updated behavioral health rooms with ligature risks removed to ensure patient safety, renovations of existing space to meet current DOH code/guidelines, larger exam rooms to improve support for patients of size, a more centralized approach with regards to exam room locations surrounding the nurse station, updated registration area for patients as they arrive at the ED, and updated flooring throughout the space. 
 

Medaille College 

Orleans County 

$401,000 

"Federal funds will be used to operate the Albion Educational Initiative. Budget items include salaries and benefits for a Program Director, program faculty and program tutors. All those employed by the program will be Medaille employees. Class instructors will be Medaille adjunct professors, and will be provided a stipend for their work. Program funds will also be used for student supplies, basic student needs, textbooks and computers (as allowed by the facility). The program will serve up to 40 students during the academic year. Classes will be held in-person on the Albion campus. Because travel will be required between the Albion facility and Medaille's Campus in Buffalo (approximately 50 miles apart), program funds will be used for travel/mileage reimbursement. Finally, Medaille will contract with an outside evaluator to conduct a program assessment of learning outcomes related to Medaille's accreditation, awarded by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. " 

 

Mentors Inspiring Boys & Girls (MIB&G) 

Monroe County 

$119,000 

Scholarship funding for school year programming. 

 

Mercy Comprehensive Care Center 

Buffalo 

$1,280,000 

"Funding would allow for the purchase of a 3D mammography machine for the Mercy Comprehensive Care Center, in Erie County NY. Located in the heart of a public housing project and serving Buffalo’s poorest zip codes, this project would bring the best technology to women in this community.  This funding would also support purchase of a mobile 3D mammography unit which would serve women at the Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Clinic, located in the heart of a public housing project in the city of Niagara Falls and serving Niagara County’s poorest zip codes, AND would be deployed to rural communities along Lake Ontario to ensure access to this technology. 82% of Niagara County’s land is rural. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the U.S. (some kinds of skin cancer are the most common). Finding breast cancer early reduces the risk of death from the disease by 25-30% or more. A number of studies have found that 3D mammograms find more cancers than traditional 2D mammograms and also reduce the number of false positives. Women of color, as well as women with less education and lower incomes, have had less access to 3D screening mammograms compared to white women and women who are more educated and well-off financially. (JAMA: “Comparative Access to and Use of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Screening by Women’s Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status.”)" 

 

Monroe Community College 

Monroe County 

$1,181,000 

Every year, approximately 853 precision-machining, 1037 mechatronics, 600 automotive, 1200 HVAC and 1330 electrical-mechanical-optical-related jobs in the Greater Rochester area go unfilled*. FASTEC Pathways will allow learners to explore and/or easily change technician career paths, earn and complete more short-term credentials in less time, and find more immediate employment.  It will provide positive education experiences that build confident learners who embrace the lifelong learning necessary to remain relevant in dynamic and in increasingly I4.0-oriented workplaces. The FASTEC Pathways approach will positively impact at least 500 full-time equivalent learners in the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes area annually.  MCC's partnership with secondary schools and Career Technical Education centers such as BOCES provides learners with access to equipment and instruction that they do not have access to currently.  This project supports Monroe County government's Bring Back Monroe initiative. 

 

Montefiore Medical Center 

Westchester 

$5,010,000 

"Provide funding for the first year start-up costs associated with establishing five additional satellite behavioral health clinics in schools in high need/underserved areas in Westchester County, in the following school districts:  New Rochelle, Elmsford, White Plains, Yonkers and Mount Vernon, to address the mental health needs of school age children, offering comprehensive mental health treatment—individual, family, and group therapy, psychiatric assessment, medication management, teacher consultation, outreach, community referral, and crisis intervention.  Providers will also work with families around access to concrete services such as housing, legal, health insurance, food/nutritional assistance, and other important community linkages. These critical services are currently not available on site in the schools, and community access to comprehensive mental health services is limited. The staffing model includes a Site Program Director (a licensed clinical psychologist), a licensed social worker, a part time psychiatrist and a registered nurse with support staff of a patient/family navigator and senior clerk.  By integrating and coordinating care on multiple levels with teachers, school administrators, guidance counselors, and social workers, the school and clinic can work together to address mental health concerns, ultimately resulting in positive academic outcomes by optimizing the school experience for each student." 

 

Multicraft Apprenticeship Preparation Program, Inc 

Rochester 

$600,000 

"The purpose of this project is to ensure that the Multi-Craft Apprenticeship Preparation Program, Inc. will continue to provide a vital service to the Rochester area Building and Construction Trades Council and the Rochester Community in order to stem the rampant and growing level of entrenched poverty.  The level of poverty juxtaposes against a backdrop of a significant current and anticipated shortage of construction tradesmen. The M.A.P.P., Inc. model shines through as a viable “Ladder Out of Poverty,” while simultaneously providing on-ramps into an industry desperately in search of quality apprenticeship candidates -- particularly those of color. Among our target population, the depth of poverty (approx. 40%,) and alarming unemployment rate (approx. 17.8%)--not to mention the pervasive underemployment—amongst this demographic in the City of Rochester, combined with challenging participation (30%) and operational targets (10%) in the construction industry we seek to enhance our capacity, broaden our reach and extend the opportunity to a wider base of participants. This opportunity provides successful participants with Direct Entry placement into state certified Union construction apprenticeships. The various trades include, but are not limited to, the Electricians Local Union #86, Masons Local Union #3, Sheet Metal workers Local Union #46, Operating Engineers Local Union #158, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union #13, Painters and Glaziers DC4, Laborers Local Union #435, Roofers Local Union #22, Carpenters Local Union #276 and the Insulators Local Union #26." 

 

Museum of the City of New York 

New York county 

Serving Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond counties. 

$100,000 

Requested funds will support critical operational expenses including: new and existing full-time and per diem Museum Educator salaries and benefits to develop, lead, and evaluate these initiatives; technology and digital infrastructure costs including website hosting, video production, and editing; marketing and communications efforts to ensure the widest possible reach; and licensing fees including image rights for first-hand resources. 

 

Nazareth College 

Rochester 

$709,000 

Nurses are critical to comprehensive  patient care, and with the shortage of healthcare workers exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing needs of medically underserved communities, the need for highly-qualified nurses has never been greater. Robust, state-of-the art clinical simulation experience gives student nurses comprehensive hands-on experience in a safe environment to prepare for the many challenges they’ll encounter. This project will prepare highly qualified nurses to enter the workforce ready to serve the unique medical needs of today’s communities.   

 

New York City Ballet 

New York County 

$100,000 

New York City Ballet (NYCB) conducts three distinct multi-workshop residency programs in New York City public schools for 1st - 5th graders: Ballet Tales, Project Ballet, and The Nutcracker Project. NYCB Teaching Artists, in collaboration with classroom teachers, introduce students to NYCB's repertory, engage them with themes in the choreography and music, and focus on dancemaking through collaborative creative writing and movement. In addition, Teaching Artists attend diversity, equity, and inclusion training at the beginning of the school year. This training is well-received by Teaching Artists, and based on this positive feedback, NYCB's education staff has made several changes to the curriculum to encourage students to bring their own creativity, voice, and perspective to the residencies. All residency curricula support federal, state, and city dance education standards. In a typical season, student matinees, two of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker in December and one of mixed repertory in February are a key component of all residency programs, bringing NYCB's choreography and music to life and giving students an experience of attending a performance at the David H. Koch Theater. The final component of the residencies is the culminating performance at the students schools, during which they are able to showcase all they have learned by performing the dances they have created together. 

 

New York Community Hospital 

Kings County 

$3,830,000 

As part of a system wide strategic partnership between New York Community Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center, both parties agreed to work collaboratively to enable New York Community Hospital to provide state of the art cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology services. The requested funds will be used for construction required within New York Community Hospital and the purchase the necessary equipment to allow the cardiac catheterization lab to function and provide state of the art cardiac services to the residents of Southern Brooklyn. 

 

New York Edge, Inc 

New York City 

$850,000 

Afterschool programming for children throughout New York City. 

 

New York Medical College 

Westchester 

$1,800,000 

Americans everywhere expect schools to provide safe learning environments. Schoolchildren in underserved and low-income communities deserve and need equity in safe learning environments, which in turn requires equity in protection from potential threats to their safety, inside and outside school. Teachers, school leaders, and staff deserve protection as well, but training in disaster and terrorism preparedness and response is often limited to a few schools and mostly in more affluent areas, leaving schools and parents in diverse communities without the needed training to protect their children and neighborhoods. New York Medical College is uniquely suited to fill this gap through its locally and nationally recognized program for disaster preparedness in schools. 

 

New York State Network for Youth Success, Inc. 

Rensselaer County 

$241,000 

"The Network for Youth Success is the only organization dedicated to increasing access to and improving the quality of afterschool, summer, and expanded learning for school-aged youth across NYS. While there are other organizations that seek to legitimize and improve the field, as the lead organization in NYS, our responsibility is to improve synergies, develop quality assessment tools and accreditation standards, and share best practices. We are requesting $240,795 to promote equitable access to comprehensive afterschool and Community Schools to combat learning loss and increase career readiness through connections to STEAM. With the majority of New York’s ARP-ESSER funds directed to LEAs, capacity and technical support are urgently needed. In response to requests from our Community School Network, this will include developing a communications campaign on behalf of Community Schools to promote the efficacy of the community school strategy; allow leadership to leverage the strategy for more collaborative resources and financial support; and increase utilization of school-community partnerships to support student success. As the lead agency for the National Girls Collaborative Project, which works to increase gender equity in STEAM through afterschool, we will hire a STEAM Coordinator to provide technical assistance, quality assurance, and professional development for afterschool programs. This would include strengthening relationships between NYS’s STEM Ecosystems, STEM Hubs, and 15 Regional Afterschool Networks to encourage collaboration and share STEAM resources/best practices; establishing new partnerships with STEAM experts and role models; and expanding existing STEAM professional development offerings (Click2SciencePD, for example)." 

 

New York StateWide Senior Action Council, Inc. 

Albany County 

$125,000 

Outreach efforts to connect aging population with services. 

 

New York Stem Cell Foundation, Inc. 

New York 

$6,800,000 

"NYSCF is building a new 23,500 square foot state-of-the-art medical research facility at the Hudson Research Center at 619 W 54th St. in Manhattan, where the NYSCF Research Institute is currently located. This NYSCF Translational Stem Cell Research Facility, representing an expansion of the existing NYSCF Research Institute, will include a Clinical Research Laboratory for personalized cancer therapy development, specialized facilities for the development of cellular therapies, and automated stem cell production and manipulation systems for discovering new drugs for patients, among other capabilities and technologies. This Facility will enable and accelerate critical research efforts and partnerships, including the NYSCF Ethnic Diversity Biobank, a resource that will enable new therapies to be researched and developed using the genetic diversity of the human population. The funds requested will be used for the construction of the NYSCF Translational Stem Cell Research Facility." 

 

New York Sun Works, Inc. 

New York 

$2,400,000 

"We are seeking funding to bring hydroponic farm-classrooms to 60 public schools in the communities hardest-hit by Covid, which are also some of NYC’s most underserved neighborhoods. The funding will provide a full set of hydroponic equipment and supplies to create a classroom lab, as well as curriculum, comprehensive training and weekly support for one year. The 20,000 students we will reach, many of whom were already among NYC’s most vulnerable, experienced some of the most harmful social and economic impacts of the pandemic, including the trauma of family illness, increased food and housing insecurity, and more extensive learning loss than their peers in more affluent communities. Our program responds to students’ needs by providing inquiry-based science and sustainability education that’s aligned to NYC and NYS science standards and tailored to how students learn best: through hands-on, active learning. As they grow food from seed to harvest, students study core science disciplines, water conservation, climate change, and gain essential skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration, building a foundation for future pathways in STEM and sustainability careers and closing the race-based gaps in access to STEM education.  In addition, the experience of growing food and nurturing plants in the classroom supports students’ social-emotional well-being, a crucial benefit after the losses students have faced on so many fronts over the past two years. " 

 

New York Theological Seminary 

New York 

$660,000 

As an institution focused on non-traditional high-quality theological education, New York Theological Seminary's mission is to prepare faith and thought leaders to engage in relevant, restorative, and revolutionary ministry.  

 

New York Theological Seminary 

New York 

$660,000 

As an institution focused on non-traditional high-quality theological education, New York Theological Seminary's mission is to prepare faith and thought leaders to engage in relevant, restorative, and revolutionary ministry. New York Theological Seminary is seeking resources to support the launch of our Center for Mental Health Equity. Faith and community leaders are often the first point of contact in times of crisis. Based on this basic need, CMHE focuses on training faith and community leader in health care knowledge and policy with a focus on mental health through education, research, advocacy, and outreach.  

 

New York Theological Seminary 

Westchester County 

$500,000 

For the past 40 years, NYTS has offered the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) program at Sing Sing Correctional Facility. Through this program, NYTS contributes to the work of de-carceration through education by preparing students for careers in faith, leadership, chaplaincy, community development, and public policy advocacy. This work assists in the fight against poverty by equipping students with an advanced degree and the life skills necessary to secure and retain employment to support themselves and their families. The only graduate degree offered in a New York State Prison, the program has graduated more than 520 men, boasting a recidivism rate of less than 10% over the entire life of the program and less than 1% for those released over the past five years compared to the 43% recidivism rate in the state. We are hoping to endow and scale this program up by offering it at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for women. 

 

New York University College of Dentistry 

Brooklyn 

$500,000 

There are approximately 22 million veterans in the U.S. today, of whom 9 million are enrolled in the VA Health System. However, only 1.2 million veterans are eligible to receive dental benefits through the VA. The VA provides limited dental services, for which veterans must meet strict criteria for outpatient dental care to be covered under the VA Benefits Package. As a result, many veterans without dental insurance simply abandon the search for care, leading to dental neglect and worsening conditions that too frequently leave the veteran with no recourse other than to seek costly emergency care. The requested funding will be used to provide preventive education and comprehensive dental care to thousands of Veterans in the New York City area who are not eligible to receive those services through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The program provides preventive education and dental care at no out-of-pocket cost to the Veteran. 
 

Niagara County Department of Mental Health 

Niagara County 

$349,000 

"The Mental Health office will be relocated to a new facility in the City of Lockport. It will be located near public transportation, walking and biking and easily accessible by car or ride-share with ample parking. It will be located near other services such as health care, pharmacies and grocery stores. The new renovation will include: 
Masonry, Acoustic, Millwork, etc... to reconfigure the space 
Gas lines, electrical, plumbing and fire suppression as well as HVAC work 
Painting and trim work 
The new office will be laid out in such as way as to increase the size of the offices so that staff can now work with larger groups such as families. The new space will also have a large group meeting room that can accommodate health and wellness activities and other group classes. A lactation room will be added to the new layout." 

 

Niagara University 

Niagara County 

$999,000 

Niagara University seeks federal funding of $998,500 to support design costs (A/E fees) associated with a 45,000 sq. ft. building expansion to the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences, a facility that was completed in 2013 with Gold LEED certification. The proposed expansion would bring together faculty and students in mathematics, psychology and nursing disciplines, under one roof, in state-of-the-art laboratories that will foster innovation, collaboration, and enhanced integrated research opportunities. The proposed academic project will enable Niagara University to continue attracting students from throughout the United States and internationally, and maintain its position as a primary economic contributor to Niagara County and the WNY region; Niagara University currently generates an estimated fiscal impact of $240 million stemming from direct spending, including construction projects, labor compensation and the spillover impact from student and visitor spending. 

 

North Country Community College 

Saranac Lake 

$950,000 

This proposal would complete a full update and upgrade our three nursing labs (one at each campus location), and fully upgrade our Nursing building on the Saranac Lake campus, where the lab is centrally located, with a goal of strengthening the skill set and pipeline of well-prepared nurses for hospitals and community providers.  

 

Northside Center for Child Development 

New York 

$500,000 

Northside Center for Child Development (Northside) requests $500,000 to expand the behavioral health services we provide to children and families living in poverty in New York City. The services that are currently offered by Northside are: Behavioral Health Clinic, Early Childhood Mental Health, Clinic in Schools, and the Special Needs Unit. The funds requested will be used for salaries for clinical staff as we expand our programming; including an Assistant Director for Behavioral Health, a Senior Research Consultant, and additional social workers.  

 

NPower Inc. 

Kings County & New York County (Brooklyn & Harlem locations) 

$700,000 

Our tech fundamentals program provides unemployed or under-employed young adults who have a high school diploma or GED with 20 weeks or more instructor led virtual tech training and a 7 week paid remote or in-person internship. The program, also, provides for project-based learning and apprenticeship experience where trainees are equipped with industry-recognized certifications designed to fast track their tech careers and provide strong income earning potential. 

Nubian Directions ii Inc., Dutchess County, 1125, Renovation of multi-purpose facility to support job training for at-risk youth. 

 

Nuvance Health – Vassar Brothers Medical Center 

Dutchess County 

$1,000,000 

The project is to expand the existing NICU to increase the bed count to (21) twenty-one licensed infant care spaces.  

 

Nyack University 

New York 

$2,000,000 

Nyack College is a private liberal arts school located in New York, NY.  The college's in-person and online programs prepare minority, first-generation and underserved students for the workforce. Nyack has prioritized improvements to the physical, programmatic, and student service offerings for incoming and current students in an effort to improve recruitment and retention at the college. These improvements have been identified as a critical strategic opportunity by new college president, Dr. Rajan Mathews and his leadership team, as an imperative to meet the needs of Nyack's traditionally underserved student population.  Building design components must present a seamless and welcoming pathway to academic instruction and effective student support services. To better serve existing students and improve the recruitment of new students, Nyack seeks to renovate its entry way to create attractive pathways to student support services space, student-usable social space, and classrooms. 

 

Nyack University 

New York County 

$400,000 

Improve recruitment and access to coding boot camp. 

 

NYC H+H/Elmhurst 

Queens County 

$1,300,000 

Existing cooling cladding is dislodging from steel framing and is posing a potential hazard to staff accessing the roof and pedestrian traffic along Flushing Avenue. 

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Kings County 

Brooklyn 

$400,000 

Multiple floors in the D Building main patient tower are in need of an upgrade to ICU level/standards.  Patient flow; Med Surge Plan requirements require the Hospital to upgrade the doors. Stability of patient flow and patient safety significantly improved with the ICU door upgrades. 

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue 

New York County 

$4,000,000 

Construction and expansion of ICU beds to treat patients with neurological issues. 

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue 

New York 

$40,000,000 

As the primary referral site for cardiac surgery for all 11 public hospitals in New York City, Bellevue is the main, and sometimes primary resource for underserved New Yorkers with cardiac conditions.  Due to the substantial increase in the number of cardiac cases and the need to serve the underserved population, Bellevue proposes to construct a cardiac rehab center.   Our patients will benefit from our future cardiac rehab which will improve their quality of life and result in a faster recovery time.  This will increase our access to patients in need, intake capacity, and restore much needed access to treatment, and help to address the disparities in the health care system based on race, language, insurance, and financial status. 

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue 

New York 

$10,000,000 

As a referral site for mental health care for all 11 public hospitals in New York City, Bellevue provides care for the underserved New Yorkers with mental health issues.  As a result of the increased amount of Mental Health issues due to Covid, our population of patients has increased over the capacity of our 18th Floor CPEP temporary location.  The current pandemic has spotlighted the need for more mental health care in New York City.  This is evidenced by the need for more increase of inpatient and outpatient mental health services.   This need is compounded by the increase of homelessness throughout the city and our prison population.  As a consequence of this unprecedented demand, many vulnerable residents in the city, including the uninsured, homeless, immigrants, and people of color are not getting care in a timely fashion. 

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island 

Kings County 

$3,900,000 

Construction of Collaborative Education Center at Coney Island Hospital. 

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem 

New York 

$966,000 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem is the largest hospital in Central Harlem, providing healthcare services to the residents of Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx. Located in Central Harlem at 506 Lenox Avenue at 135th Street. Our 14th floor currently does not have telemetry capabilities for patient monitoring. This system is critical to providing CCU/Telemetry monitoring to our Critical Care Patients. 

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem 

New York 

$1,500,000 

"NYC Health + Hospitals | Harlem is pleased to submit for consideration, a capital project funding request for $1,500,000 to replace all of our Ultrasound machines throughout our hospital. 

  

Ultrasound machines are vital to maintaining the standard of care for our patients. This equipment is required to help to diagnose and care for patients using high energy soundwaves to look at soft tissues and organs within the body without unnecessary exposure to radiation.   This equipment is especially important to monitor pregnant patients. Our ultrasound machines have been deemed end of life by the manufacturer.  Because of the age of the equipment, the manufacturer no longer supports repairs and service." 

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County 

King's County 

$4,000,000 

The current LINAC machine is approximately 20 years old and is beyond the end of its useful life. Replacing this unit is critical to providing optimal care for cancer patients who are treated at KCH, hence it is important that the hospital replace the current system with a new one. Doing so will require making the space ready to accommodate the new unit as well as an area that is functional and aesthetically pleasing to patients.  

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County 

King's County 

$4,000,000 

The C-Ground Transition Unit will support the overall ED operations.  The C-Ground pediatric ICU/ED will provide a balanced flow of patients through the Emergency Department and improve patient care.  The upgrade will facilitate the critical need to logistically expand the ED overall by creating a functional ED/ICU in the C-Ground space. 

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County 

Kings County 

$250,000 

The current LINAC machine is approximately 20 years old and is beyond the end of its useful life. Replacing this unit is critical to providing optimal care for cancer patients who are treated at KCH, hence it is important that the hospital replace the current system with a new one. Doing so will require making the space ready to accommodate the new unit as well as an area that is functional and aesthetically pleasing to patients. 

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County 

King's Count 

$4,000,000 

The Emergency Department Trauma Room Expansion/Upgrade project fulfills the need for a clinical and operational trauma center in the existing Kings County Hospital Emergency Department.  This project will increase the number of treatment stations in the room; increase surge capacity and meet compliance requirements and equipment upgrades.  

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County 

King's County 

$4,000,000 

In alignment with the CMS/Joint Commission guidelines for providing quality and to continue to meet the standard measure of care for the patients, we urgently need this funding to positively impact Health outcomes; Clinical processes; Patient safety; Efficient use of healthcare resources; Patient perceptions of their care Population and public health 

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County 

King's County 

$4,000,000 

Upgrade critical components of the Kings County Hospital Operating Rooms. The existing floors are End of Life; constantly in need of repair and a compliance/infection control issue. The OR suite and inner core doors are all in need of upgrade and door hardware upgraded to OR compliance requirements/mandate. 

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens 

Queens 

$1,500,000 

We propose to develop an Emergency Transition Team (ETT) focused on bridging the gaps in our current models to engage these high-risk patients in care leading to reduced re-admission, better outcomes for patients, better quality of life for our patients, and better community integration 

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens 

Queens County 

$4,000,000 

The Queens Hospital roof is over 20 years old. The age and wear and tear on the roof shows; there are leaks and during hurricanes and other high-wind events, it is a safety hazard.  

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull 

Kings County 

$2,600,000 

Due to roofing deficiencies, the shafts were flooded leaving all three elevators out of service.  Emergency request made to OFD to secure funding for shaft mold remediation/repair and elevator modernization.  

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull 

Kings County 

$500,000 

Renovation and modernization of X-Ray Unit. 

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull 

Kings County 

$400,000 

Current system needs to be upgraded to provide a platform to improve patient safety, improve patient satisfaction and improve efficiency. 

 

NYC Mission Society 

New York 

$1,325,000 

 "The Mission Society’s Power Academy program is an after school and summer academic enrichment program reaching over 1,400 K-8 school students at five schools in Manhattan and the Bronx. Power Academy helps young people develop a deeper understanding of their skills, capabilities, and interests in an effort to create well-rounded students with strong academic, social, and emotional skills and the ability to advocate for themselves and others. Our Level Up program serves more than 1,400 over-age and under-credited students across seven transfer public high schools and young adult borough centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Level Up addresses the academic opportunity gap in the under-resourced communities we serve and lowers barriers to high school graduation, attending college, and employment. Funding will be used to provide Mission Society students with enriching school time, after-school, and summer programs that offer academic advisement; career and college counseling; literacy, STEM, and arts activities; mental health services; and paid internship experiences. Currently, our programs are facing a $1,324,126 budget gap during a time when our services are more needed than ever. Mission Society’s students require additional academic support to help address the learning loss that resulted from the pandemic school closures, which is particularly crucial as many of our students were already academically disadvantaged as a result of attending under-resourced schools. We are also focusing more than ever social emotional learning practices to address some of the mental health and social needs that arose from the pandemic." 

 

NYS Energy Research and Development Authority 

Albany County 

$5,000,000 

 "As reported in NYSERDA’;s 2021 Jobs Study published on behalf of the New York State Climate Action Council’s Just Transition Working Group, demand for clean energy jobs is expected to increase more than 60 percent from 2019 to 2030, adding at least 211,000 new jobs in New York State.  The vast majority of these 211,000 new jobs fall within the four sectors of focus.  Included within each of these sectors are a myriad of job types, such as the following: 
Building Electrification (Greater than 114,000 jobs) 
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 
Solar (Greater than 30,000 jobs) 
Solar Site Assessors (Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical Products) 
Machinists (Computer Numerical Controls or CNC) 
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 
Advanced Manufacturing (Greater than 43,000 jobs) 
Offshore Wind (Greater than 14,000 jobs) 
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 
Other studies project even more total economy employment beyond these four cornerstone clean energy sectors in New York; thus, these forecasts are conservative. The State is preparing for significant job growth and workforce transition in support of the unfolding clean energy economy. NYS needs to support workers that can fill these jobs addressing professional and technical training needs while helping reduce other barriers to employment for targeted populations.  This proposal will support 200 new workers in a model that can easily be expanded." 

 

NYS YMCA Foundation 

Statewide 

$250,000 

This funding would be used by the NYS YMCA Foundation to support safety around water education, lifeguard trainings and certifications, and learn to swim programs at YMCAs located throughout the state of New York. There are 37 YMCA association located in NYS, with approximately 128 branches locations, with additional partnerships with school districts, towns and municipal governments.  
 

NYSARC Inc., dba ACHIEVE, Chenango County, 10, Installation of a multisensory room. NYSARC Inc., Ulster, Greene, Putnam Counties Chapter 

Ulster County 

$296,000 

 The project would focus on creating a direct entrance to our primary clinic location in Kingston, NY. Our current entrance requires patients to navigate through programs that are not directly affiliated with the clinic. It additionally requires individuals to navigate through multiple hallways and corridors, which can present a hardship to individuals with mobility concerns. The creation of the new entrance would provide an open waiting area that would be accessible to individuals utilizing wheelchairs. It would also allow patients to access a larger elevator that would accommodate individuals using wheelchairs, along with their caregivers. Additionally, this project includes the addition of equipment that would allow our providers to support a broad range of individuals and make that support easier for our patients to access. Specifically, the addition of new medical equipment at our Kingston, NY location would allow our medical providers to support patients with higher needs out of this location. Currently, patients with greater need (i.e., limited mobility or issues related to obesity) may need to travel to our office in Carmel, NY (Putnam County) to have access to certain medical technology. In addition to these improvements, we have elicited feedback from our patients and hope to make additional improvements based on this feedback. This includes increasing the availability of technology needed for telehealth, and upgrading our Sensory Room (which is used regularly as part of Occupational Therapy and Behavioral Health Services, often for individuals with Autism or Dementia). 

 

NYSARC, Inc. NYC Chapter 

New York, Bronx, Queens, Kings and Richmond 

$394,000 

AHRC NYC seeks to launch a staff training, enrichment, and professional development system (STEPS) for which it is currently developing a targeted training curriculum and a structured mentorship program.  

 

NYSARC, Inc. NYC Chapter d/b/a AHRC NYC 

New York City 

$1,444,000 

 "AHRC NYC will address the need for expanded access to behavioral health services for individuals with IDD and for tests and evaluations to determine NYS OPWDD eligibility for the thousands of individuals who desperately need services by renovating and expanding clinical space to create the Clinical Center for Disability at AHRC NYC. 
Funding will support: 
Construction of 5,471 square feet clinical space, including 16 rooms: 12 consultation, one rehab, two group therapy, and one “Safe Room” to stabilize patients experiencing acute behavioral health issues. Two additional Clinical Social Worker Autism Specialists for one year plus autism and IQ diagnostic and testing materials. Salaries for these two specialists will be the only ongoing expense and will be funded with revenue from additional evaluations and therapies. Computers, webcams, and speakers for telehealth for greater access to and coordination of care, balancing telehealth options with in-person visits for greater flexibility, important for complex patient populations. Additionally, this equipment will facilitate group training and workshops. AHRC NYC will establish an online collaborative IDD learning community by accessing the University of New Mexico’s Project ECHO framework, a tele-mentoring and distance learning program, to create its own ECHO Neurodiversity learning community. AHRC NYC staff, external IDD expert service providers, and medical and mental health care providers from across NYS will be invited to meet on a regular basis to discuss topics related to the mental health needs of the IDD community, using real case studies, and share information and best practices on treatment options and resources." 

 

NYU Langone Hospitals 

New York 

$2,000,000 

 "The Cohen Military Family Center (MFC) at NYU Langone was founded in 2012 to address the unmet mental health needs of veterans and military families. Over the past decade, the MFC has provided treatment for mental health diagnoses and a co-occurring substance use disorder diagnoses to over 3,200 veterans/military service members and their partners, children, and parents. Services include comprehensive psychiatric assessment and individual, group, couples, and family therapy, with medication management, including FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorders, is available as needed. Problematic substance use is approached from a harm reduction stance, meeting the individual where they are to best address their needs. All of our services are offered both in person and through telehealth, which has greatly increased the accessibility of mental health care treatment throughout the state of NY. Services are rendered to veterans/active duty service members and their families who are unable to access care from the VA, many of whom are also low-income.  In the last two years, there have been significant increases in demand for our culturally competent services aimed at addressing the mental health needs of families in the most need of care. The funding requested would help the MFC meet the increased demand for mental health services among veterans and military families and would allow the MFC to target outreach to underserved areas throughout New York State by hiring behavioral health providers." 

 

Old Forge Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc 

Herkimer County 

$500,000 

Construction of a new ambulance station. 

 

On Point for College 

Onondaga, Oneida, Oswego, Herkimer, Madison, Courtland, Cayuga Counties 

$700, 000 

Racial equity issues are deeply intertwined with economic opportunity. Students from low-income communities, in which Black, Latinx/Hispanic, Indigenous, and New Americans are disproportionately represented, face many barriers to completing a post-secondary degree. Of the students from these communities who attain a Bachelor's degrees, 90% of are able to lift themselves out of poverty. On Point for College helps students overcome challenges to reach their goals of college completion, workforce skill development, and job placement. Our work gives students the opportunity to take advantage of the economic benefits that can come from a post-secondary degree. 

 

One Brooklyn Health System 

Kings County 

$7,000,000 

 One Brooklyn Health System member hospital Interfaith Medical Center (IMC) is expanding its currently constrained emergency department (ED) that was last renovated more than 30 years ago. These renovations will enable IMC to renovate its ED with a modern, improved layout that will enhance patient care and improve patient satisfaction as well as patient safety. At project completion, the medical and psychiatric emergency departments of Interfaith Medical Center will be fully renovated to provide improved healthcare to the entire One Brooklyn Health service area, including Brooklyn and NYC residents. The upgraded infrastructure, equipment and technology will enable the system to provide even better care to patients with some of the worst health outcomes in the NYC. The system will also be better prepared to be nimble and responsive to another surge or pandemic-level event. As one of the areas in NYC that was tremendously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, our safety net system has demonstrated how all its member hospitals and especially its emergency departments immensely contribute to the provision of vital medical and psychiatric care for one of the most vulnerable communities in NYC and NYS. The total cost of the OBH Interfaith Medical Center (IMC) Emergency Department Modernization project is approximately $28.4 million, and construction will take slightly more than two years to complete. OBH requests $7,000,000 in Community Project Funding to address budget shortfalls resulting from COVID-related surges and delays including supply chain and labor shortages as well as market inflation for materials and labor. 

 

One To World, Bronx County 

$100, 000 

Expansion of Global Classroom programming. 

Oneida Health Systems, Inc. d/b/a Oneida Health, Madison County, 977, Renovations to an existing building located on the main campus of Oneida Health for multi-use care/testing center and HRSA-funded Behavioral Health Integration and Intensive Outpatient Program. 

 

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, Inc. (OBT) 

Kings County 

$54,000 

At the height of the pandemic, New York faced two major public health and safety issues: COVID-19 and gun violence. The new uptick in gun violence threatens the steadily declining rates we have seen in the past decade. According to NYPD, there was a glaring 97% increase in shooting incidents. They recorded 1,531 incidents in 2020 compared to 776 cases in 2019. With the dramatic increase of gun violence, it is pertinent to provide deterrent programs for youth adults.  

 

Oswego Health 

Oswego 

$500,000 

Oswego Health has been a critical part of the health system of Central New York for over 140 years, caring for New Yorkers regardless of income or other factors. Ensuring quality care for residents of Central New York is a benefit to the entire state. Oswego Health is a point of pride for New York state, consistently ranking in the top 5% in the country for patient safety according to Health grades. Furthermore, in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, Oswego Health received the Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades. Oswego Health also earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. In this tradition, the Fulton Medical Center provides care to the residents of Fulton and the improvements associated with this project will remove a blighted warehouse and offer community enrichment opportunities. 

 

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation 

Nassau County 

$575,000 

We are seeking funding to support the construction of a dedicated group study/collaboration area and classroom for workers.  Using underutilized space on our lower level, our plan is to create one large area that can be divided into three distinct areas, using a movable wall.  One area would be a dedicated group study space for workers who are attending college to utilize for studying and for access to distance learning classes. The second area would be a small classroom which would be utilized for training classes such as new employee orientation, volunteer pre-service training, and college classes that are to be offered onsite at Parker by Nassau County College. These rooms are intended only for collaborative study, classes, or other related uses. The third area would be a patient simulation lab which allows virtual experiences to prepare learners for patient care. 

 

Partnership to End Addiction 

New York 

$293,000 

"Partnership to End Addiction seeks to bring our telehealth and mobile Helpline services to more Black parents and caregivers living in New York State whose child (of any age) is struggling with this disease. This project falls squarely within the priorities of the Biden Administration and the National Drug Control Strategy's focus on addressing our national addiction crisis and ensuring that more people who need treatment receive it.  It also will help to address the recent spike in overdose fatalities in the Black community. For this opportunity, the Partnership will: (1) initiate a discovery and engagement process with leaders and organizations in New York’s Black communities to identify needs and effective communication strategies; (2) create, acculturate and curate content of value for this population; and (3) share this content through our family support channels in collaboration with the partners we identify through this process.   This project will benefit not only New Yorkers but ultimately the entire nation as we take what we learn in New York and apply it to our work nationally. Families that engage the Partnership report a high degree of satisfaction with our services (87%) and improved knowledge and self-efficacy to help their loved one. This can lead to better health outcomes and reduced stress for families. Black families especially need this support. The Partnership’s many years of collaboration with the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) will also increase the impact of our work." 

 

PEN America 

New York County 

$500,000 

PEN America requests support for our 2023 World Voices Festival, involving dozens of events presenting more than 100 writers hailing from over 30 countries alongside leading American authors and thinkers. The Festival introduces and distributes educational resources and knowledge by promoting global literature to the many cultural and linguistic communities, including tourists, that make up New York.  

 

Per Scholas 

New York 

$1,200,000 

With the support of Congressionally Directed Spending, Per Scholas will create accessible pathways to high growth careers in Cybersecurity. Funds will enable Per Scholas to train 210 New Yorkers who would otherwise be excluded from tech careers - people of color, women, those without college degrees, or those from households with limited means - double what Per Scholas could achieve without this investment. With CDS support, we will launch two new initiatives to increase accessibility to communities of color: “Bridge to Cyber” training and Cyber Satellite. This project will facilitate the launch of at least 150 careers in cybersecurity each year and infuse $6.2M in new earnings into struggling New York neighborhoods.   

 

PLAY Sports Coalition 

New York 

$250,000 

The PLAY Sports Coalition is a nonprofit organization that represents nearly 4,000 youth sports leaders across the country. We would like to expand our training and professional development offerings for youth sports nonprofit leaders, particularly those serving youth in and around New York City and underserved communities. The members of our coalition face a variety of challenges that can be addressed through on- and off-field training and development, sharing of best practices related to youth health and safety, and youth development principles. Providing capacity to youth sports leaders allows them to better serve the families in their communities, leading to better physical, emotional, and mental health outcomes, better educational outcomes, and fewer interactions with the criminal justice system. PLAYS leadership team is composed entirely of volunteers, as is its board of directors. We have expertise, access to a network of leaders and experts in the field, and a strong coalition of members that provide opportunities for youth to play sports. However we have limited resources to deliver programs to build the capacity of these organizations in order to increase participation. 

 

Premium Health, Inc. 

Kings County 

$2,083,000 

This project will thus improve access to and quality of care across the continuum of mental health promotion for the underserved populations 

 

Rebecca's Little Survivors Foundation Inc 

Richmond 

$1,000,000 

Rebecca's Resilience Project also known as RRP will develop and implement an advanced technological system to expand programming that address social emotional learning, crime prevention, mental health tangible coping tools, financial tech literacy, environmental awareness and justice and education as well as our new maternal health inequities program in communities of color throughout Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx. 

 

Recovery All Ways 

Monroe 

$650,000 

To build a culture of health, CCA and Recovery All Ways will provide a new site where outreach, engagement, case management, and wraparound support for persons with substance use disorder (SUD) can continue. 

 

Refuah Health Center, Inc. 

Sullivan County 

$2,000,000 

"This project involves the construction of a permanent, state-of-the art outpatient health care facility in South Fallsburg to help address the significant and dire healthcare needs faced by Sullivan County. The facility will expand and enhance RefuahHealth's ability to provide high-quality, integrated, and affordable care to the residents of Sullivan County. Access to high-quality, affordable healthcare is a critical need in Sullivan County. The county currently ranks 60 out of 62 for health outcomes in New York. Sullivan County has the highest rate of premature deaths in the state - contributors to high mortality include accidents, drug overdose and largely preventable chronic disease, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. The construction of an expanded, permanent, state-of-the-art health care facility in South Fallsburg will address a critical access issue and improve health and wellness for the entire county. " 

 

Research Foundation of CUNY on behalf of LaGuardia 

Queens County 

$405,000 

"LaGuardia Community College's Plumbing 1, Electrical 1 and HVAC 1 Training Programs connect people living in poverty in our region with skilled employment opportunities through skills-building training that will prepare students for in-demand occupations. There is a need for talent pipelines into the industry to maintain our residential, commercial and physical infrastructure needs for the region’s prosperity for decades to come. LaGuardia has a successful track record of providing training in electrical, plumbing and HVAC. However, the college does not currently have the internal capabilities to deliver these skill trainings on-site and to scale. Programs are currently offered at off-site locations which make it extremely difficult to provide expanded training to meet local community and employer demand. This also creates limited scheduling options which are not supportive of the daytime or weekend training schedules which are critical for many of the constituents we serve who are under-employed incumbent workers. Establishing a Workforce Development Training Center on campus would give us the needed flexibility to begin offering more classes and serve more students." 

 

Richmond University Medical Center 

Richmond County 

$3,000,000 

"Richmond University Medical Center delivers 3,000 newborns annually. Approximately 600 are admitted annually to our highly acclaimed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The unit is one of the best in NYC and the Northeast; our NICU survival rate is of 997.2 out of every 1,000 births as verified by the Vermont Oxford benchmark tool. Richmond University Medical Center's NICU accommodates 25 infants; however, the footprint is very small--3,600 SF. The NICU renovation will bring it up to current ADA and FGI space requirements at 7,950 sq. feet. We will maximize the quantity of private rooms and will incorporate bays/cubicles as required to meet 25 infant stations, affording more privacy and comfort for families.  Other areas that will be expanded include infant nutrition areas, parent handwashing areas, lactation support rooms, soiled, clean, equipment and med rooms, and staff support areas including lounge, lockers, and toilet areas. We will also expand the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)  to accommodate current space requirements for 3 cribs. This will require bringing the PICU unit to 2018 FGI code to provide the current square footage requirements for the redesigned PICU from 190 a SF PICU footprint to 900 sq. ft. unit." 

 

RISE Housing and Support Services, Inc. 

Saratoga County 

$2,359,000 

"Federal funding will be used to support pre-development and construction of a second story addition, as well as the reconfiguration of the first floor of RISE’s existing main office building. This 5,200 square foot expansion and first floor reconfiguration are vital for optimizing the existing space and facilitating the proposed HOMEBASE program. 
The first floor will be gutted and office space reconfigured to accommodate the growing level of staffing required to adequately serve the vulnerable populations in Saratoga Springs and the surrounding communities. A second-floor addition will be constructed to move administrative staff out of program areas, prioritizing first-floor space for direct-care staff to facilitate in person service provision. 
When complete, HOMEBASE will include: 
Cafe;/Kitchen: A space to serve and enjoy a meal, and to be additionally used for life skills workshops/pre-vocational classes. Computer Room: Vital for teaching computer skills, explaining cyber safety, online learning, and job searches. Will be used for workshops as well as free internet access. Workshops: Dedicated spaces for skills classes, including money management (banking basics, budgeting and saving, on-line banking, financial services), home management (grocery shopping, sewing, cleaning, hygiene), community awareness (social interactions, local resources). Living Room: A large open central area for participants to interact, relax, and enjoy a safe space. There will be games, books, a television, a pool table, and a foosball table. Studio: 2,000 sq/ft art studio. We will also partner with local art therapists to provide art therapy groups to participants as well as members of the wider community." 

 

Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association 

Monroe 

$250,000 

The Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program (FLYAP) matches students to local advanced manufacturing businesses in an effort to bridge the gap between youth and the industry. There are currently hundreds of companies in the greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region looking for skilled workers. FLYAP introduces local students to these careers and prepares them for the modern-day workforce through job shadows and paid co-ops. These careers and Apprenticeships offer competitive pay, a pathway out of poverty and career advancement opportunities. The Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program is a one-of-a-kind career exploration program that is becoming the model for other regions across the state. 

 

Rome Memorial Hospital, Inc., d/b/a Rome Health 

Oneida 

$1,650,000 

Rome Memorial Hospital, Inc., d/b/a Rome Health seeks funding to purchase a high speed 64-slice CT Scanner to support rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke. Rome Health is pursuing designation as a primary stroke center to save lives and prevent life-limiting disabilities. Stroke mortality and hospitalization rates in Oneida County are significantly higher than the state average. Centrally located in Oneida County with a population of more than 232,000, Rome Health's service area extends north into rural Lewis County with a population of nearly 27,000 people.  

 

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Erie County 

$2,100,000 

Roswell Park will use funds to pay for 50% of the equipment cost to purchase a new Adaptive Radiation Therapy LINAC. 

 

SCO Family Services 

Queens 

190 

SCO’s belief in leveling the playing field for young people ages 16-26 (TAY) requires a model that recognizes the importance of acknowledging the complex trauma that many of them have experienced and working with them first to meet basic needs of food, shelter, housing, economic stability, physical and mental health before setting aspirational goals. Targeting the most pressing Social Determinants of Health helps reduce the inequities that young people experience. The small wins achieved by addressing critical needs first ensure people feel seen, heard, and valued based upon what they need versus what the program needs, building trust and momentum to think beyond the crisis and toward the future.  
 

SCO Family Services 

Glen Cove 

$241,000 

According to data provided by the Bureau of Early Intervention at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Black children are less likely to be referred to EI than children of other races. Moreover, once referred to EI, Black and Latinx children are less likely to make it through the enrollment process. These two trends are particularly acute in Brownsville and surrounding neighborhoods in NY-09. In 2018, nearly 54 out of every 1,000 white children in NYC received EI services. Only 32 out of every 1,000 Black children in Brownsville received EI. The disparities in EI enrollment persist to this day. Inequitable access to CPSE is perhaps even greater for Brownsville than the inequities in the EI system, while the citywide trends by race demonstrate barriers to access for Black and Latinx children, who comprise the majority of children in Brownsville. NYC Department of Education (DOE) District 23, which encompasses Brownsville/Ocean Hill, is unique among the DOE’s 32 Districts in its lack of access to CPSE services, demonstrating deep, systemic flaws in CPSE processes. According to a 2021 report on CPSE during the 2019-20 school year released by the DOE to NY City Council, District 23 ranked 31st or 32nd in its CPSE referral rate, its percentage of referrals deemed eligible, its percentage of referrals that hosted an IEP meeting, and its percentage of referrals deemed eligible for services who had attained those services by the end of the school year  

 

SEPA Mujer, Inc. 

Suffolk County 

$228,000 

SEPA Mujer is requesting funds to support and expand the three GIRLS A.C.T. programs: 1) Summer Intensive Youth Leadership Academy in collaboration with the Suffolk County Department of Labor; 2) Latina Youth Leadership School Council to begin in the Patchogue-Medford High School; 3) Youth Leadership Chapter Meetings open to young Latina students from school districts located in our 4 chapters in Suffolk County. GIRLS A.C.T. utilizes SEPA’s own curriculum that focuses on 1) Leadership Development/Community Engagement;  2) Workforce Development; 3) Wellness Education; 4) Academic Success. GIRLS A.C.T. helps guide young Latina women to become future leaders in their schools and local communities, empowers them to be voices for change and equality and provides them with the skills needed to be successful in the workforce and create stability in their personal lives. The overall goal of the GIRLS A.C.T. program is to provide protective factors and knowledge that equip young Latina women to be proactively engaged in planning for stable futures and community engagement. Funds for GIRLS A.C.T. will be used to increase internal capacity for project staffing, in addition to transportation, college tours, workforce training, and administrative expenses.  

 

Siena College 

Albany County 

$497,000 

Educational equipment for nursing labs. 

 

Silicon Harlem's C-Better Foundation 

New York 

$2,000,000 

"PROJECT OVERVIEW 
The Future Ready Workforce Training (FRWT) program is a project to train 500 underserved adults in classroom and virtual instructions. We provide a hands-on controlled physical testbed for our trainees, in partnership with the City College of New York in District 13.  
Trained technicians have the potential to earn $65,000/year to improve neighborhood base telecommunications infrastructure and prepare NYC for the next generation of advanced services.  
COURSE CURRICULUM: 
1. Skills for designing, deploying, communicating, and monitoring infrastructure that impacts District 13 
2. Future ready hardware and software impact on infrastructure 
3. 50 hours of a combination of skill-based curriculum and one on one mentoring 
4. Training is focused on fundamentals in infrastructure, technology, and design implementation of community networks in NYC 
5. In collaboration with industry partners, the skill-based training ensures the required skills for certification as Network and Infrastructure Technicians 
KEY MEASUREMENTS INCLUDE: 
% of trainees completion 
% of trainees certified 
% internships and job placement" 

 

St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction 

Bronx County 

$2,500,000 

Federal funds will assist in the acquisition and build out of the Harm Reduction Institute. 

 

St. Ann's Warehouse 

Kings County 

$250,000 

St. Ann's Warehouse, a four decade old cultural organization located in Brooklyn Bridge Park is applying for funding to support two distinct sets of educational activities to engage young people:  the relaunch of St. Ann's popular Youth Empowerment program and an education initiative in conjunction with a deeply moving public art project Little Amal: The Promise of America, which promotes hope and tolerance for displaced people.  Working with the NYC Department of Education we will develop arts education programming to reach hundreds of New York City public school students and youth from local community centers with multidisciplinary workshops, performances, and special events.  With Little Amal, there will be actions and activities throughout the  five boroughs that entail visual art making and performance activities.  Main theme of the educational programming will be the current global immigrant and refugee crisis and the plight of displaced people throughout the world.  It is the theme of Little Amal and the main theatrical event of the season The Jungle, a play about a refugee camp in Northern France that St. Ann's will present for six weeks in the winter of 2023. 

 

St. Barnabas Hospital (dba SBH Health System) 

Bronx 

$7,000,000 

"St. Barnabas Hospital, a safety net institution located in the Bronx, NY, respectfully requests consideration of $7,000,000 in community project funding that will allow us to purchase much needed medical equipment, including x-ray machines, microscopes, anesthesia machines, ultrasounds, and specialty equipment to support dental, colorectal, podiatry fields. As an independent hospital in a poor urban community, our resources are limited; all of the equipment to be purchased through this project is more than 10 years old with lifespans exceeded. 

 

St. Francis College 

Kings County 

$830,000 

St. Francis College (SFC) will utilize congressionally directed spending to upgrade technology in our nursing simulation lab, which is used by both SFC's nursing students as well as community partners in healthcare and K-12 education. Aligned with the goals of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), the simulation lab improves the quality of SFC's nursing education program and prepares future nurses to offer exceptional, compassionate care across NYC. 

 

St. John Fisher College 

Monroe County 

$1,200,000 

Few schools have needed resources to blend students’ love of athletics with success in school. The first issue is motivation. As noted by Muhammad, Students didn’t know their why; Why come to school? Why do things to succeed? Athletics gives them a why. Within Rochester, 30% of residents live at or below the poverty line, which is double the state average. As a mirror of this poverty, almost all students in the Rochester City School District are financially disadvantaged (89%) and many will be the first in their family to attend a 4-year college. However, 50% of the high schools in the district are in receivership. While the overall high school graduation rate hit a high of 71% in 2021, only 56% of students earned a Regents diploma. According to the Principal of Monroe High School, Jason Muhammad, athletics may serve as a key motivator to improve these statistics. As he observes, Data from the Rochester City School District reflects the national trend: the more sports students play the higher the Attendance Rate, the higher the Graduation Rate, the higher the overall Grade Point Averages, and the lower the Suspension Rate. By partnering with St. John Fisher College, students will gain experience in the expanding field of biomechanics through the development of the Laboratory for the Enhancement of Athletic Performance (LEAP lab). 

 

St. John's Riverside Hospital 

Westchester 

$4,000,000 

"St. John’s Riverside Hospital (SJRH) seeks $4 million in Congressionally Directed Spending consisting of two components: 
   a) $3 million to be used for capital improvements and Emergency Department expansion, reducing current severe overcrowding and providing a separate, more private, less stressful, quieter and more welcoming space for ED patients with less acute conditions; and 
   b) $1 million to be spent on community-driven ED staff training to improve the quality of care received by the 70% of our ED patients who are people of color, reduce implicit bias, promote health equity, and help link ED patients to services addressing social determinants of health and increasing access to appropriate sources of primary care. 
Note: As much as 80% of a person’;s health is determined by the social and economic conditions of their homes and communities. Establishing interventions for high-risk populations, like the ones we serve, starts with identifying the most critical needs and then leverages demographic and economic data to address these social determinants and effectively treat the whole person.  This grant will build a foundation, allowing SJRH to move into more effective treatments for the whole person within our community. " 

 

St. Joseph's College New York 

Kings County 

$879,000 

The Cybersecurity and Science Technology Initiative at SJC Brooklyn will address an urgent need for digital fluency and security among our future workforce and in our community - including seniors and immigrants. 

 

St. Joseph's Health 

Onondaga County 

$1,500,000 

St. Joseph’s seeks to double the number (from 300 per year to 600 per year) of enrollments at one of the largest hospital based nursing colleges in the United States. Even prior to COVID, NYS and the country faced a growing crisis in terms of our nursing and allied health professionals workforce pipeline. The situation was only exacerbated by the hundreds of thousands of retirements and exits from the healthcare workforce brought on by the stress of the pandemic. The requested $1.5M in funding would complete phase one of the College of Nursing expansion project, including the procurement of local engineering and other necessary approvals and permit applications, architectural and construction contracts and support, project management support and phase one site development. Subsequent funding is tentatively committed pending fulfillment of phase one. This funding would move the project forward which has been stalled as result of financial constraints incurred by the pandemic.   

 

St. Joseph's Health 

Onondaga 

$252,000 

There is a high demand for cardiac sonographers in the Central New York region and a lack of the resources to provide this specialized service for patients.  Health care facilities regionally struggle with the ability to attract, hire and retain cardiac sonographers from the distant areas that offer the specific training required.  Many of the highly sought cardiac services in our organization and surrounding organizations that attract patients and physicians to the area, heavily rely on the services provided by the limited resource of cardiac sonographers.  The result of this is cardiac sonographers are often overworked, the recruitment is highly competitive, scheduling of surgical procedures is delayed and patients sustain long wait periods for echocardiograms.  As the cardiac service line continues to flourish, the burden of this deficiency becomes more evident. 

 

St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center  

Monroe County 

$602,000 

This Community Project Funding request will assist St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center to make necessary infrastructure and technology improvements, supporting patient-centered healthcare.  

 

State University of New York at Stony Brook 

Stony Brook 

$5,000,000 

Funds will be used for capital improvement, facilities, and equipment for the Innovation Gateway - a regional hub serving Long Island innovators to expand technology growth and workforce development.   

 

Sunset Park Community Safety Initiative 

Brooklyn  

$250,000 

Sunset Park Community Safety Initiative aims to decrease the occurrence and effects of violence and anti-Asian bias in Sunset Park through self-defense and bystander intervention trainings; community awareness and solidarity-building campaigns; SafeWalks patrolling; and safety accompaniment.  
In 2021, anti-Asian hate crimes in NYC increased by 343%—and Sunset Park is the NYC neighborhood with the highest rate of reported anti-Asian hate crimes. After the April 12, 2022 subway attack, public safety has become a growing concern among even more residents. Although the city has increased police presence, long-term neighborhood safety will come from visibly building solidarity and providing concrete tools to help the most vulnerable in our neighborhood protect themselves and each other.  

SUNY Binghamton 

Broome County 

$1000,000 

Civil Rights education programming and community outreach. 

 

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University 

Kings County 

$1,850,000 

Purchase of medical equipment for a new birthing center and two comprehensive health care practices. 

 

SUNY ESF - Moon Library 

Onondaga 

$1,300,000 

SUNY ESF is seeking federal assistance to enhance its Moon Library. This reimagined library would include spaces for quiet and group study, collaboration, and more effective student support services.  

 

SUNY Old Westbury 

Old Westbury 

1,871,000 

"The central focus of this proposal is the creation of an inclusive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career preparatory center at SUNY Old Westbury: 
The Old Westbury STEM Center for Engagement, Entrepreneurship Camp; Inclusion (OW-STEM). 
OW-STEM aims to: Engage students from underrepresented backgrounds, on a campus with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, in STEM-related fields to set them on a trajectory towards successful STEM-oriented careers. 
The Center will feature: 
Cutting-edge, inquiry-based STEM pedagogy featuring work with complex data sets from active research efforts 
A fully integrated learning community structure to provide a holistic and comprehensive educational experience 
A central focus on green jobs and the green economy throughout every aspect of the curriculum of the center. 
A business incubator and multiple entrepreneurship opportunity for students 
A state of the art “Maker Space” for project-based student activities 
Robust career and industry partnership to facilitate internships for students 
 

SUNY Upstate Medical University 

Onondaga County 

$1,100,000 

With $1.1 million in federal support, along with Upstate’s own funding commitments and pursuit of state funds, we anticipate that the Upstate Suicide Prevention Center will be able to serve at least 600 youth and young adults annually over the next five years—in outpatient settings and in 50 school districts across Central New York—through innovative evidence-based treatments, expanded telehealth counseling, and care collaborations with community agencies (e.g., CONTACT Community Services), medical providers and school counseling centers. 

 

SUNY Upstate Medical University 

Syracuse 

$898,000 

A growing number or Lyme and other tick-borne diseases are increasingly endemic in the US, particularly in places like upstate New York, yet many cases go long-undiagnosed and under treated due to a lack of health care infrastructure specifically devoted to these illnesses. Under one roof, the SUNY Upstate Multidisciplinary Lime and Tick-Borne Disease Treatment Center will combine the research, diagnostic expertise, clinical specialists, and medical education resources that sufferers of these insidious diseases need, when they need it most. 

 

Syracuse University 

Onondaga 

$5,000,000 

Syracuse University is requesting $5 million the Quantum Technology Center to enable New York State and Central New York to become an epicenter of research, training, and advanced manufacturing of quantum technology. The new center will provide a pathway for existing companies and new startups to interact directly with researchers in this cutting-edge field.  Additionally, the center will serve as an active training platform for quantum-related industry professionals, thereby enabling New York State to develop a next-generation quantum technology workforce. The center will build upon planned regional investments for a local semiconductor chip fabrication facility. 

 

Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center 

New York City 

$5,000,000 

Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center proposes to create the first Montessori Inspired Lifestyle Advanced Memory Care Unit in Manhattan. Federal funds will support gut renovation of 7,604 sq. feet of space to create private and shared rooms for 28 adults with advanced dementia. The objectives of the project are to 1) improve the environment of care, and 2) implement the evidence-based Montessori Inspired Lifestyle (MIL) model of care. 

 

The Aaron & Marion Gural JCC Inc. (GJCC) 

Nassau County 

$300,000 

The program will provide trauma-counseling to 300 unduplicated individuals. 

 

The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence 

Jefferson County 

$331,000 

Renovation of residential facilities for people with developmental disabilities.  

 

The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence 

Jefferson County 

$331,000 

Renovation of residential facilities for people with developmental disabilities.  

 

The Arc of Rensselaer County 

Rensselaer County 

$200,000 

Art Cart: using federal funds to purchase a Class C Motorhome to customize a mobile art studio and art gallery, showcasing the artistic talents of people with disabilities.  We want to use the Art Cart to partner with local schools and libraries to connect with children and community members to offer integrated art classes with artists from our art program supporting people with disabilities.  

 

The Center for Discovery, Inc. 

Sullivan County 

$925,000 

TCFD has already secured a combination of public and private capital funding to transform the former Frontier Insurance Building in Rock Hill, NY into the statewide Children’s Specialty Hospital. The Center now seeks funding to procure the furniture package and complete this urgently needed facility. Furnishing the Children’s Specialty Hospital will be a good use of taxpayer funds because it will expedite the opening of this critical resource, advance the treatment of children with complex disabilities, and improve the continuum of care for families in need across New York State. 

 

The Children's Village 

Westchester County 

$1,850,000 

This initiative will support behavioral health programming for youth served by The Children's Village. 

 

The Chris S. Owens Foundation 

Kings County 

$3,000,000 

To support gun violence prevention and intervention services. 

 

The College of Saint Rose 

Albany County 

$500,000 

Development of microbiology laboratory for careers in healthcare, forensic science, and related industries. 

 

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science  

New York County 

$500,000 

STEM outreach program for under resourced youth.  

 

The Crenulated Company Ltd dba New Settlement 

Bronx County 

$320,000 

Expansion of health and wellness services to seniors in the South Bronx. 

 

The Floating Hospital, Inc. 

Queens County 

$1,041,000 

NYC has one of the largest homeless family populations in the US. Homeless families and those living in public housing are significantly less likely to complete a referral from a primary care medical provider. Lack of transportation, lack of childcare, lack of disposable funds, lack of education and a general lack of understanding of the need for specialty care renders traditional specialty referrals largely unhelpful. Studies have shown that increasing chronic condition screening through on-site specialties reduces acute care later on. 

 

The HOPE Program 

Bronx County 

$850,000 

Job training and skill development for low-income jobseekers. 

 

The Institute of Family Health 

New York 

$412,000 

The Institute for Family Health, one of the largest federally qualified community health center (FQHC) networks in New York State (NYS), is seeking funds to enhance our efforts to prevent opioid overdose deaths in underserved communities in New York City (NYC). The need to prevent opioid overdose deaths in NYC cannot be overstated. According to the NYC DOHMH Unintentional Drug Poisoning (Overdose) Deaths in NYC in 2020 Epi Data Brief, there were 2,062 overdose deaths in NYC in 2020, and the rate of overdose death increased from 21.9 in 2019 to 30.5 per 100,000 NYC residents in 2020. Fentanyl was present in 77% of overdose deaths in 2020; the most common substance involved in overdose deaths for the fourth consecutive year. Further, according to a new NYC DOHMH report released in April 2022, there were 1,233 confirmed overdose deaths in NYC during the first two quarters of 2021, compared with 965 overdose deaths within the same period in 2020. The report states that more New Yorkers die from overdose than homicides, suicides and motor vehicle crashes combined, and that Bronx and Harlem neighborhoods have the highest rates of overdose death in NYC. Additionally, according to the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) 2021 Opioid Annual Data Report, 2,939 overdose deaths involving any opioid occurred among NYS residents in 2019, and there has been an overall increase of 200.2 percent in the number of overdose deaths involving any opioid from 2010 to 2017. 

 

The Jamaica Hospital d/b/a Jamaica Hospital Medica 

Queens County 

$1,905,000 

The requested funds will be used to purchase and install critically needed surgical robotics system, including the da Vinci Xi Single Console System, da Vinci Sim Now Simulator, E-100 generator and da Vinci Xi Integrated Table Motion (da Vinic System Upgrades).  These advanced surgery systems will enable our hospital to successfully perform more complex surgeries for patients whose health has decreased significantly due to the inequalities they face in healthcare, advancing health equity in our community.   

 

The Jamaica Hospital d/b/a Jamaica Hospital Medica 

Queens County 

$2,400,000 

Jamaica Hospital operates the busiest Level 1 Trauma Center in New York City, the closest acute care hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center to JFK, and operates a critical Stroke Center and STEMI Program.  In addition, as a financially distressed safety net hospital,  Jamaica Hospital serves a high volume of low-income individuals covered by Medicaid. Taken together, the hospital receives a treats a high volume of complex surgical cases. Due the hospital’s financial distress, related to the inadequate reimbursement received for the medical services provided, it does not otherwise have access to funding for this essential surgical equipment that will benefit patients by providing access to high-quality surgical equipment that is better equipped to handle complex surgical cases. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the significant health and economic inequities, and deeply rooted institutional disinvestments, that have persisted across the communities of color and low-income neighborhoods of New York, including the communities served by Jamaica Hospital. These communities experience higher rates of poverty, higher chances of being uninsured, and poorer health outcomes, and were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in higher COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths. In light of this recent and historic experience, it is essential to support safety net hospitals, like Jamaica Hospital, in order to ensure its patients have access to state-of-the-art surgical equipment and access to equitable healthcare in New York. 

 

The Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services 

Bronx County 

$225,000 

Secure housing for individuals with behavioral health conditions. 

 

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community 

New York 

$350,000 

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) requests $350,000 to support Center Works, an LGBTQ-specific economic empowerment program that pairs case management with career services and support. Center Works expands and enhances the economic justice services, dramatically enhancing the economic stability for LGBTQ New Yorkers most in need.   

 

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community 

New York 

$857,000 

 The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) requests $856,350 to purchase an energy-efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to replace the hot water heating and condenser cooling systems installed in 2001. The HVAC system will provide climate control for The Center’s entire 30,000 square foot building which is utilized by 300,000 Center visitors and program clients annually. 

 

The Manufacturers Association of Central New York  

Onondaga 

$733,000 

IDEAS for High Tech Growth will provide training and guaranteed employment for the marginally employed, unemployed and workers who were displaced by the pandemic in entry level Manufacturing Technician positions and entry level Software Development positions. These high-skilled, high- paying career pathways provide equitable access to all New York State residents regardless of their prior education or experience. This comprehensive approach will match the demand for a highly skilled workforce in support of strategic and emerging technologies in New York State, such as semiconductor manufacturing, clean energy, information technology and the associated regional supply chains to these industries. 

 

The Mount Sinai Hospital 

New York County 

$2,000,000 

Set to be completed in 2024, the new ED will have the capacity for 122,000 patients annually, as well as modernizations to enhance operations, improve patient experience in a person-centered way, and increase the community's capacity to receive care for serious and life- threatening illness and injury. The clinical treatment space will be expanded by 8,500 feet, doubling the current amount of space for critically ill adult and pediatric patients. The new emergency department will incorporate best practices currently in place, ensuring effective patient management and flow as well as increased readiness to care for patients with high consequence infectious diseases, such as COVID-19. 

 

The Neighborhood Campaign 

Monroe County 

$750,000 

Funds will be used to support the Community Planning Committee, consisting of misrepresented voices from the neighborhood. The Neighborhood Campaign is led by a Community Planning Committee with two (2) Co-Chairs, working with City of Rochester Mayor Malik Evans and Monroe County Executive Adam Bello to create a neighborhood data collection hub that pays neighborhood consultants to collect assets, needs and priority strategies across the social determinants of health. The planning committee has decided to establish ownership over the data that is being collected, through the development of a Community Internal Review Board (IRB). This Community IRB would be chaired by one of our Co-chairs and would contain representation from Planning Committee members, neighborhood consultants, City and County representatives, and other key data collection representatives in the region. Data would be made available to those organizations and community members looking to collaborate with neighborhoods to apply for grants, create advocacy agendas, and design effective strategies to elevate those most affected by the social determinants of health. 

 

The New School 

New York County 

$646,000 

Strengthening mental health support for young people in higher education. 

 

The Salvation Army Empire State Division 

Albany County 

$572,000 

Development of the Campus of Hope for supportive services. 

 

The Society of United Helpers (United Helpers) 

St. Lawrence County 

$1,072,000 

The Salvation Army Empire State Division, Albany County, 572, Development of the Campus of Hope for supportive services. To serve more patients in Canton effectively, United Helpers requests $1,072,240 to hire six mental health clinicians and expand its clinic and Care Coordination program. The average caseload for each clinician is 80; with the requested grant funding United Helpers will be able to serve an additional 480 patients each year. United Helpers will also expand the existing clinic building to accommodate the growing number of patients. 

 

The YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood 

New York 

$300,000 

"The Center for Workforce Development at the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood (the Y) will include SYEP, a New York City-funded summer workforce development program for approximately 1,000 14-24-year-olds, run by the Y since 2013, and Work. Learn. Grow., a New York City-funded workforce development program for students during the school year. In addition, the Center will offer residents 18 and up certified vocational training, job skill-building including personal finance, internships, career coaching, and ESL instruction. The program will leverage an existing relationship with an established, East Harlem vocational training school for adults. The program’s first offering will be Commercial Driver License (CDL) training to provide jobs and address post-covid supply chain issues. The program will evaluate efficacy with data such as time to certification and job placement. Federal support for this workforce development program helps overcome age, language and geographic barriers to provide community members with effective, high-quality job training and placement. 
 

Town of North Hempstead 

North Hempstead 

$250,000 

The Town of North Hempstead seeks $250,000 in Administration of Community Living, Aging and Disability Services Program funding to expand Project Independence services to new neighborhoods and senior citizens. Almost 25 percent of North Hempstead’s residents are 60 or older, and the percentage of senior citizens is growing, especially those aged 75 and older. The town-wide Project Independence program provides social work assessments, nursing services to help seniors maintain and monitor health and medications, intergenerational activities; and transportation, recreational and volunteer services. Project Independence is integrated into the TownStat/311 system so that calls for assistance can be handled expeditiously, follow-up services occur, and a data base is developed so that responses can be tracked and needs analyzed. 

 

Under 21 d/b/a Covenant House New York 

Bronx 

$150,000 

Covenant House New York proposes to continue implementation of a robust mental health and substance use reduction program within our Shelter and Transitional Housing programs. We implement individual and group interventions utilizing a multitude of evidence-based practices, all aimed at serving youth and young adults experiencing homelessness, ages 16-24. In the proposed project, we will be able to continue implementation of this program with the addition of personnel support; including two Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC); to our program. Funding will also allow us to expand our services in the Bronx, reaching additional youth who live in our transitional housing programs. CHNY’s mental health programming implements multiple evidence-based practices, notably Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a substance-use focused intervention known as SBIRT, which stands for Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment. Funding from the proposed project will support implementation of SBIRT, as well as allow us to build out our individual and group therapy programming to reach additional youth. The added support from proposed project funding will allow us to ensure that youth can continue to remain safely housed in the community and continue working on a plan to achieve independent and permanent housing, ultimately lowering the incidence of youth homelessness in New York City. 

 

Union Community Health Center 

Bronx County 

$674,000 

"The proposed MCHC will be built on the ground floor of UNION 2021 Grand Concourse location, in a building now being completely renovated.  This ground floor location comprises 3,800 sq. ft., and allows for easy street level access for mothers with strollers and carriages. Inside, five pediatric exam rooms, one OB/GYN exam room, one pediatric dental chair, and one behavioral health consultation space, will collectively set a new standard for integrated Maternal/Child Health services.  In consultation with a healthcare architect, the space will provide the latest and most mother child friendly functionality and aesthetics.  Predominantly a walk-in no appointment necessary program operating seven days per week, the MCHC will set a new standard for access to healthcare on the patient’s schedule, not the providers. In the event mom and child require more advanced care, they need only travel up the elevator to more advanced pediatric, OB/GYN, Dental, or Behavioral Health Services. Access to healthcare and vital resources, starting before birth and extending throughout life, is the first step to overcoming generations of systemic racism. UNION’s proposed comprehensive MCHC will focus on eliminating the racial and health equity disparities impacting women and children in one of the nation’s poorest congressional districts in the country. For over 110 years, UNION has elevated the health of the patients it cares for implementing outcome focused care and successfully treating the high rates of childhood asthma, obesity, diabetes, oral health, mental health and other key health disparities experienced in the Bronx community. " 

 

United Health Services Hospitals, Inc. 

Broome County 

$4,311,000 

The UHS Improving Access to Child Care project will acquire an existing site in Johnson City, NY and renovate it into a NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) licensed-child care center (Center) serving up to 82 children, ages infant to pre-school, of UHS employees and community members. 

 

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County 

Erie County 

$100,000 

Expansion of Work/Life Solutions programming in Western New York. 

 

University at Albany 

Albany County 

$3,500,000 

Funding to build a 5G-based surgical testbed and to support applications to demonstrate true tele-surgery.  

 

University at Buffalo 

Erie County 

$187,000 

Implementation of a teacher residency summer academy. 

 

University at Buffalo 

Erie County 

$10,000,000 

The Western New York COVID Recovery Center will provide health care and education related to COVID and its long-term effects to the region's most vulnerable, while also serving to connect people with critical healthcare and needed social services. 

 

University of Rochester 

Monroe County 

$10,000,000 

To strengthen our region’s core healthcare infrastructure and make it more resilient and accessible to address current and future needs of the community and improve health equity, the University of Rochester Medical Center is seeking $10 million in federal support for the engineering, design, construction, renovation, and capital equipment needed for the $641 million modernization and expansion of Strong Memorial Hospital Upstate NY’s largest safety-net, teaching, trauma center and acute care psychiatric hospital and trauma center.  This project will create a new ED approximately three times the size of the existing space, 112 new private single patient rooms for a total of 40 new inpatient incremental beds, and expanded diagnostic and treatment spaces. It will enlarge Greater Rochester's only full-service trauma facility to allow us to provide the most advanced care to the most complex traumatic injuries 24/7, 365 days a year. The project also responds to increased demand for services and calls from the community to expand the availability of high-quality mental health and addiction services for people of color and those with low-incomes, particularly for those in crisis, by expanding the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, including both adult and pediatric units, for improved mental and behavioral health care. The project will enlarge the region’s only full-service trauma facility and expand our Pediatric ED to serve the region's children. It will also create a new state-the-art biocontainment decontamination unit and modernize the Special Pathogens unit to ensure an expanded and well-equipped facility to respond to the next pandemic. 

 

Urban Health Plan, Inc. 

Bronx County 

$1,000,000 

Renovations to program centers.  

 

Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc. 

Monroe County 

$510,000 

The Urban League of Rochester’s (ULR) Workforce Development Reentry programming serves adults with justice system involvement by providing holistic services that include adult education/literacy, occupational skills training and credentialing, personal development, job readiness, case management and employment that helps them successfully obtain career ladder jobs in high growth industries and supports their successful transition back into the community. Reentry services meet the unique needs and developmental stage of participants with each individual developing an Individual Employment Plan with customized goals. The focus of occupational training is to provide individuals with training that aligns with their career interests and results in attainment of an Industry Recognized Credential which improves their employment prospects. The proposed services will contribute to individuals’ ability to obtain and keep career ladder jobs that lead to intergenerational wealth building that assist individuals and their families move out of generational poverty which has disproportionately affected People of Color in the City of Rochester. The requested funding would help sustain and enhance ULR’s reentry services as ULR transitions between funding sources and works to expand its partnerships in industries such as construction, advanced manufacturing and clean energy that are currently experiencing high growth and demand for workers. 

 

Utica University 

Oneida County 

$735,000 

"A cyber range is a controlled, interactive technology environment where cybersecurity students learn how to detect and mitigate cyber-attacks using the same kind of equipment that they would utilize in industry or the workplace. Cyber ranges create a safe training and learning environment where professionals and students can practice responding to a large range of security incidents, test incident plans, and learn how to efficiently work on a response team. The ability to practice in a safe environment and closely monitor their progress, builds skill and confidence in the participants and allows faculty, trainers, and employers to see exactly where further education/training is required. 

 
Utica University’s proposed 1,300 square foot Cyber Range will consist of both physical and cloud-based components. In the physical space, the range will provide twenty (20) mobile computing stations that allow a variety of configurations to support team and individual activities. This project is for the procurement of technology and equipment for this space. A video wall will allow participants and observers to monitor activities in the room and support instructional activities. Conversational style seating will provide space and opportunities for participants to engage with instructors and each other in a more personal and intimate setting, while the large open floor space can also support auditorium-style seating for up to sixteen (16) people. Distance learning students will join activities in the Cyber Range using a combination of video conferencing and Utica’s learning management systems." 

 

 

Valley Health Services 

Herkimer County 

$5,000,000 

Construction of a new, state-of-the-art, 160 bed skilled nursing facility with a 20 bed neurobehavioral unit and a 20 bed memory care unit in Herkimer County, NY will address a significant unmet need in upstate New York. The new facility will focus on services needed most by the community and will address current service gaps such as end-of-life care, dementia care and specialized units for sub-acute, clinically complex residents and those with neurobehavioral conditions. Once the new facility is constructed, Upstate New Yorkers will be able to access neurobehavioral services locally, close to family and friends, and will no longer need to access those services out-of-state or in the New York Metropolitan Area, where even the capacity there for neurobehavioral care is insufficient to meet what is essentially a statewide demand for those services. 

 

Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, Inc. 

Queens 

$250,000 

The Teen Center College & Career Readiness Program offers free college and career readiness instruction to underserved high school students living in Queens. VBGCQ serves members of the Long Island City and Astoria communities, many of whom live in one of the nearby NYC Housing Authority residences or qualify for free or reduced price lunch. Our services are essential as research shows that children from low-income households are eight times less likely to obtain a bachelor’s degree than children born into higher-income families (US Census Bureau, 2014). The Teen Center/Academy works to lessen this opportunity gap so that all children, regardless of income, race, or family background, can have equal opportunity to choose the college or career path that is right for them. 

 

Venture Foundation, Ltd 

Rockland County 

$500,000 

Venture Foundation plans to redevelop an existing outdoor program space that serves those in the care of Venture Together, specifically those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), as well as the general community. 

 

Villa of Hope 

Monroe County 

$1,000,000 

Clinic stabilization and outreach for mental health support.  

 

Village Birth International 

Onondaga County 

$420,000 

Expansion of postpartum services. 

 

VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impair 

Rockland County 

$250,000 

Funds will support the instruction of 100 blind youth from the ages of 10 to 26 participating in residential training programs that take place at VISIONS Center on Blindness (VCB) in Spring Valley, New York. VCB is a 37-acre fully accessible campus in Rockland County, which houses a Vocational Rehabilitation Center (VRC) that is the focal point of this program. The VRC was created in 2017 to fill a critical gap for blind Youth In Need; who have completed high school, are unsure about college or vocational training and/or withdrew or failed in college. The VRC is a 16,000 square foot, 32-bed, two-story wheelchair accessible building designed specifically for residential programs for participants with vision loss, and offers a state-of-the-art technology and computer center, a fully equipped training kitchen and laundry facilities, classrooms and meeting rooms, dining hall and several lounges promoting informal gatherings and peer support. The VRC houses all programming supported by this project. Blind youth supported by this funding may participate in residential training programs that focus on pre-vocational skills, pre-college readiness, technology training, and vocational skills training. All training programs also incorporate the learning and reinforcement of independent living skills such as safe travel through Orientation and Mobility training (O&M) and life skills through Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT). Licensed social workers are also an integral part of every residential youth program, and provide support for the mental health of youth participants, with individual and group counseling and connection with community resources upon completion of programming.  

 

Visiting Nurse Service of New York 

New York City 

$1,529,000 

Federal funds would be used to support the VNSNY Home Health Nurse Residency Program (HHNRP). VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impair, Rockland County, 250, Funds will support the instruction of 100 blind youth from the ages of 10 to 26 participating in residential training programs that take place at VISIONS Center on Blindness (VCB) in Spring Valley, New York. VCB is a 37-acre fully accessible campus in Rockland County, which houses a Vocational Rehabilitation Center (VRC) that is the focal point of this program. The VRC was created in 2017 to fill a critical gap for blind youth in need; who have completed high school, are unsure about college or vocational training and/or withdrew or failed in college. The VRC is a 16,000 square foot, 32-bed, two-story wheelchair accessible building designed specifically for residential programs for participants with vision loss, and offers a state-of-the-art technology and computer center, a fully equipped training kitchen and laundry facilities, classrooms and meeting rooms, dining hall and several lounges promoting informal gatherings and peer support. The VRC houses all programming supported by this project. Blind youth supported by this funding may participate in residential training programs that focus on pre-vocational skills, pre-college readiness, technology training, and vocational skills training. All training programs also incorporate the learning and reinforcement of independent living skills such as safe travel through Orientation and Mobility training (O&M) and life skills through Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT). Licensed social workers are also an integral part of every residential youth program, and provide support for the mental health of youth participants, with individual and group counseling and connection with community resources upon completion of programming. The HHNRP is a two-year evidence-based program that helps newly graduated registered nurses (RNs) gain the necessary skills and competencies to deliver effective care to homebound patients. RNs have a combination of classroom and experiential learning in the community, supported by preceptors and a clinical management team. 

 

Voces Latinas 

Queens County 

$14,000 

"Voces Latinas proposes the development of a culturally responsive Center of Excellent for Mental Health for the Latinx community. Voces Latinas is a 19 year-old culturally responsive community agency with the mission to empower, educate, and connect immigrant Latinx with culturally competent services and resources to address HIV/STI prevention, gender-based violence, mental health, and immigration needs.   Through our programming, we reach 8000 individuals per year, serving 4000. Our expertise accessing our community lies in our years of experience in the identification and understanding of the immigrant experience and the barriers that come along with such an experience. Our staff and Board are representative of the target population as most are from the community and have experienced similar journeys as our clients. We propose the development of a center of excellence in mental health because there is currently, nor has there ever been, a center focusing on addressing Latinx mental health care in the area of Western Queens where over 60% of its residents are Latino/Hispanic.  Through our years of personal and professional experience, we know the current medical model does not serve our community because insurance is not always obtainable. Our center will ensure everyone, regardless of insurance or immigrations status, will be seen. We propose a comprehensive program that includes a culturally competent outreach team, a team of patient navigators, and a team of mental health providers.  COVID has unfortunately exacerbated the need for mental health. Our program will assess for other needs, providing holistic care and connection.  

 

Watertown Urban Mission, Inc. 

 Jefferson County 

$125,000 

The Jefferson County Homeless Project proposes a low-barrier homeless shelter community. 

 

Weill Cornell Medicine 

New York 

$5,000,000 

The CCTU studies the safety and efficacy of promising new treatments for people who are living with HIV as well as strategies for HIV prevention and cure. Its mission has also expanded to include COVID prevention and treatment trials. Through clinical trials, patients may gain access to new treatments not yet available to the general public. The information learned from these studies ultimately improve the health of people who are living with HIV infection. CCTU is co-located with Center for Special Studies (CSS) at NewYork-Presbyterian, a NYS Designated AIDS Care Center where persons living with HIV and AIDS receive the highest quality multi-disciplinary health care extending to the psychological, social and spiritual needs. The project at 49 W 23rd Street would expand CCTU's space by enlarging critical lab space and increase its ability to participate in existing trials and take on additional trials to better support its patient population. The project will also provide ancillary space, such as a dedicated procedure room/exam room and administrative space to support the center's growth in trials. This location is ideal as it is located in an environment with a high need for HIV-related interventions and where several key populations are well represented. The CCTU has a rich network of clinical, public health and community partners that create innovative interventions across the four pillars of ending the epidemic and is already conducting rigorous implementation research and evaluation activities. 

 

Wells College 

Cayuga County 

$1,900,000 

Relocation of data center for campus safety. 

 

Westchester Community College Foundation 

Westchester 

$1,674,000 

"Requested funds will be used to purchase equipment for three new engineering lab spaces on campus: a Materials Lab, a Fabrication Lab, and a Surveying Lab.  Our goal is to provide modern spaces for our students to train in preparation for advanced study and employment in a broad range of in-demand technological fields, contributing to the biotech innovation represented by the Lower Hudson Valley.  Updated engineering labs will allow for expanded curriculum development and faculty training opportunities, as well as expanded partnerships with regional employers. While all three spaces will be crucial for the development of our students, we are particularly excited about the opportunity to create a Fabrication Lab (FabLab) space on our campus.  The overarching goal of fabrication labs are to provide access to the tools, knowledge, and support to educate, innovate, and invent technology to allow anyone to make almost anything.  We aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment for novice users and designers to come explore and learn new skills relating to their intended profession.  This will work in conjunction with the current course workload and further build upon students’ desire to tinker with their own ideas as they attain new skills.  This will fuel their desire to learn, become an advanced user, and teacher to new novice peers.  This will not only aid in their job readiness with tangible hard skills but also soft interpersonal skills such as team building, mentorship, and planning. " 

 

Westchester Community College Foundation 

Westchester  

$265,000 

Westchester County's healthcare and social services industry generates $9.4 billion in sales annually and employs nearly 90,000 people in more than 11,000 businesses. As a catalyst for continued economic development in the region, healthcare is transforming to better meet the needs of individuals with a focus on community health and value-based care. Projected job growth in healthcare is driven by trends such as telehealth, outpatient care, hyper-local offices, data analytics, exercise and fitness, and preventive care to keep people healthy. Westchester Community College seeks funding for a future-ready, mind-and-body exercise center with state-of-the-art equipment, which serves as a learning laboratory for its academic programs, a fitness center for its college community, and a community-based resource for healthcare, bioscience, and social services professionals who are researching and shaping next-generation practices in public health that enable individuals to achieve their optimal human performance, health, and wellbeing. 

 

William F. Ryan Community Health Center, Inc. D/b/ 

 New York County 

$1,151,000 

"All six floors of the Ryan Health I NENA facility are heated and cooled by an HVAC system that consists of five Roof Top Units (RTUs).  The RTUs are almost 20 years old and are at the end of their working life.  These 5 RTUs heat and cool all six floors of the facility.  As described in the Needs Statement, the facility must upgrade the system in order to meet New York City regulations.  In addition, a new HVAC system will significantly improve air purification and filtration, which will assist in infection control  as COVID continue to spread. New lighting is also required throughout the facility.  LED lighting is an energy-saving alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs last much longer that incandescent bulbs and they put out the same amount of light using significantly less energy.  They are important for the environment and saves money.  This lights are also necessary to come into compliance with the New York City regulations." 

 

Yeshiva University 

New York County 

$500,000 

Support for immigration law clinic for law students at Yeshiva University's Cardozo School of Law. 

 

YMCA of Central New York 

Onondaga County 

$1,000,000 

 "This project will enhance and expand youth development services across the YMCA of Central New York association that serves the area of Onondaga County with eight locations. The first strategic priority of the YMCA of Central New York is a focus on youth development with the three following organizational strategies: 
Provide innovative programs and services that strengthen youth and families. 
Be a community leader for leadership and skill development for teens. 
Extend our offerings of high quality programs and practices that nurture cognitive, social-emotional and physical development of all young people from birth to career. 
At the Y, we believe everyone deserves a chance, no matter who you are or where you’re from. That’s why we offer programs and services to help everyone reach their full potential. That is why we offer youth development programs across the Onondaga County area to all youth, regardless of the ability to pay. Additional funding focusing on teens will allow for the traditional programs such as after school and day camp to enhance, update and expand their reach and for the following youth development programs to achieve a 25-35% increase in the number of youth served: Y-Achievers, Power Scholars Academy, Youth & Government, Leaders Club, Academic Support 
The Y believes that young people deserve every opportunity possible to learn, grow and thrive. By connecting kids to their potential, purpose and each other, the Y empowers kids and teens to shape the communities of tomorrow, today." 

 

YMCA of Greater New York Operations Project 

New York County 

$10,000,000 

This funding would enable the Y to continue to serve local communities through time-tested Y programs, such as aquatics, family activities, youth sports, after school care, and senior services and build up the Y's workforce at all 23 branches and two YMCA Counseling Services sites. 
 

You Gotta Believe Older Child Adoption 

 Kings County 

$100,000 

Expand foster boarding home program.