Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $58 Million For Community Projects Across The Hudson Valley, Including Critical Water System Upgrades, Safer Pedestrian Crossings, And Key Community Services

Mar 12, 2024

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that they have secured $58,162,535 for critical local projects across the Hudson Valley in the soon-to-pass FY2024 spending bill. This funding will provide critical federal resources for various local projects, including for critical water system upgrades, safer pedestrian crossings, and key community services. The senators personally secured funding for these projects as congressionally directed spending requests.

This over $58 million investment will support critical community projects across the entire Hudson Valley. From helping breathe new life into our cities with initiatives like the Yonkers Greenway project to investing in better sidewalks to a new community outreach center in Rockland to upgrading our aging water infrastructure, and so much more, we are ensuring a better future for all Hudson Valley residents,” said Senator Schumer. “As majority leader I always fight to deliver big for the Hudson Valley and this over $58 million federal investment will not only bolster key infrastructure and enhance critical services, but pave the way for an improved quality of life in the region with valuable economic opportunities and new, good-paying jobs. I’m proud to deliver this major investment that ensures the resilience and longevity of our Hudson Valley communities for years to come.”

“These are critical investments that will help revitalize the Hudson Valley,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Today, we are committing to putting millions toward upgrading our roads, modernizing our water infrastructure, and promoting economic development. I’m proud to have fought to secure this funding, and I’ll continue to work tirelessly to make sure Hudson Valley families, workers, and businesses have what they need to thrive.”’

A full list of funded projects in the soon to pass bill is below: 


$8,000,000 for the Town of Ramapo to make improvements in pedestrian safety and install new sidewalks.

$7,500,000 for Putnam County’s Pedestrian Improvement Project to enhance accessibility, safety, and ADA compliance by implementing a comprehensive pedestrian improvement plan, including the construction of sidewalks.

$2,000,000 for the Town of Mamaroneck to transform an unregulated, accident-prone intersection into a more efficient traffic roundabout at the intersection of Interstate-95, Madison Avenue, New Jefferson Street, and Maxwell Avenue.

$1,500,000 for the City of Kingston to raise the road on two portions of East Strand that experience flooding during spring tides, making travel difficult or impossible for residents of and visitors to the City’s historic Waterfront District and surrounding neighborhoods.

$1,500,000 for the Village of Kaser to widen Route 306 between Rita Avenue and Maple Avenue and to install turning lanes and traffic and crossing signals.

$1,070,000 for the City of New Rochelle to complete detailed plans and environmental review to support implementation of the master plan to transform a regional train station and multi-modal transit center into a welcoming, safe, pedestrian-oriented site with improved access and circulation, sustainable design features, amenities, and inviting green spaces.

$1,000,000 for the Village of New Square to establish a public transportation system, improve bus shelters within the Village, and purchase three commuter transit buses.

$800,000 for the Town of Haverstraw to construct sidewalks and repave roads, which are in disrepair and potentially hazardous.


$4,116,279 for the Yonkers Greenway and South Broadway Rehabilitation to construct a 3.1 mile recreation and transportation path through distressed southwest Yonkers and the intertwined rehabilitation of the South Broadway (Route 9) commercial arterial.

$1,600,000 for the Community Outreach Center Inc.’s Resource Hub for Disadvantaged Children, Adults, & Seniors in Rockland County to conduct critical facility improvements, in order to increase the safety, accessibility, and long-term sustainability of its services and programs as well as those of the 20 human services organizations located in the building, providing critical behavioral services and other services directly addressing social determinants of health.

$1,050,000 for the Youth Opportunity Union in Dutchess County to establish a visionary multipurpose community center in the city of Poughkeepsie.

$1,000,000 for the Poughkeepsie Family Partnership Center to make facility improvements at the Family Partnership Center in Poughkeepsie that will enable the center to welcome more residents to benefit from their programming.

$1,000,000 for Camp HASC Programmatic Rooms to construct new, state-of-the art buildings at Camp HASC in Parksville, NY to house the programmatic rooms serving individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD), autism and/or physical handicaps from Sullivan County and from across the country.

$815,000 for the Town of Mount Pleasant to acquire and implement a Computer Aided “CAD” Dispatch system for the dispatch and Record Management System “RMS,” as well as to replace and upgrade radio communications equipment.

$500,000 for the Village of Tivoli to expand the Tivoli Firehouse for essential rescue, fire, medical and mutual aid support to thousands of residents.

$500,000 for the County of Westchester to purchase 95 new electric and hyper-diesel electric buses.


$2,000,000 for the Town of East Fishkill to construct an additional ionization treatment of a water main interconnection to distribute and serve water to an area that needs clean, safe drinking water.

$2,000,000 for the Village of Monticello to replace an aging water treatment plant that is struggling to meet regulatory requirements in order to provide water to Village residents.

$2,000,000 for the Town of Somers to facilitate primary drinking water regulations by constructing a water main in the core of the Somers community and address severe risks to public health by addressing PFAS MCL exceedances in the Business-Historic Preservation District.

$2,000,000 for the Town of Carmel for site preparation for the construction of a new Water Treatment Plant.

$2,000,000 for the Village of Kiryas Joel to make Water Treatment Facility Improvements to establish a reliable, safe and adequate public water supply for the Village of Kiryas Joel’s residents, now and into the future.

$2,000,000 for the Town of East Fishkill iPark Water District to create a new water district for East Fishkill’s iPark.

$1,595,000 for the City of Yonkers CT Compliance Monitoring Stations Construction to construct disinfection compliance monitoring stations at three water system entry points to ensure adequate virus and bacteriological inactivation to comply with the 1989 Surface Water Treatment Rule.

$1,500,000 for the Town of Putnam Valley to replace the Oregon Corners Sanitary Sewer Pump Station with an entirely new structure, which would minimize odor to the public, increase capacity, and eliminate flooding issues.

 $1,237,000 for the Town of Kent to proactively complete the engineering and design phase for the rehabilitation of the Lake Carmel Dam.

$1,000,000 for the County of Sullivan to advance critical water and sewer infrastructure upgrades along the Old Route 17 Economic Development Corridor.

$1,000,000 for Rockland County Sewer District No. 1 to make improvements to sewer treatments by placing three mechanical type bar screens which the District utilizes daily, as well as upgrade the existing screenings building.

$1,000,000 for the Town of Ulster to replace a water tank.

$1,000,000 for the Town of Ossining to upgrade the community’s water distribution system and completely replace the Town’s old cast iron mains on the North State Road.

$1,000,000 for the Town of Pawling to construct a municipal sanitary sewer service along the Route 22 corridor in the Town of Pawling.

$959,752 for the City of Middletown to replace 7,200 linear feet of aging 24-inch low pressure water transmission main along Route 211 and Wickham Ave from Tall Oaks Drive to Highland Ave.

$959,752 for Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson to construct a new 8″ water main to replace an insufficient 2″ water main.

$959,752 for the Village of Rye Brook to rehabilitate Rye Brook’s sanitary sewer system, which needs immediate repair and experiencing high levels of inflow and infiltration.