Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Deliver an Additional $10 Million to Manhattan in FY24 Spending Bill; A Total of Over $110 Million Secured for Local Projects in Manhattan

Apr 23, 2024

Today, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that they secured an additional $9,972,000 for local projects in Manhattan in the most recent FY2024 funding bill. This funding will help increase access to health care and education services, arts programs, and more. The senators personally secured funding for these projects as congressionally directed spending requests. 

“I am thrilled to bring home an additional $10 million in federal funding to Manhattan, totaling over $110 million to support local projects for Fiscal Year 2024. These federal dollars are proof of the federal government at work for NYC,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This critical funding will invest in mental health care and educational services, cancer centers, and youth mentorship programs for underserved communities. The funding will also do incredible work to help preserve our city’s rich and diverse history by supporting artists, musicians, and museums. I’m proud to have fought for these important projects, and I’ll continue to work tirelessly to make sure families, workers, artists, and businesses in Manhattan have what they need to thrive.”

“I’m proud to bring home over $100 million in federal funds for critical investments in New York’s communities,” said Senator Schumer. “This additional $10 million will support Alliance for Positive Change’s program to improve health outcomes for low-income, marginalized women with substance use disorder; it will help upgrade CUNY’s Emergency Operations Center for maximized emergency preparedness; and funds will be used to restore Harlem Arts Alliance’s pre-pandemic services including professional development workshops and legal assistance for Harlem’s artists and creative businesses. These funds included in the federal budget bill are supporting projects that will make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers. I won’t stop fighting to deliver the resources needed to support the organizations that help our communities flourish.”

A full list of funded projects is below

$1,500,000 for Skills-Based Workforce Development at The City College of New York:

Funding will support workforce development for low-income New Yorkers and train them for highly skilled jobs in the most in-demand occupations.

$1,200,000 for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for a New Advanced Scanner:

Funding will support the purchase of the Total Body Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Computed Tomography (CT) scanner, the first of its kind approved for clinical use in the U.S.

$1,000,000 for Carnegie Hall for Youth Music Education:

Funding will support expanded recruitment, innovation, and improvement of music education through Carnegie Hall’s NYO2 program, a free orchestral training program that brings to New York up to 80 young American instrumentalists ages 14-17, with a special emphasis on recruiting students from communities historically underrepresented in the field of classical music.

$1,000,000 for the Hispanic Federation’s Efforts to Support Vulnerable Populations:

Funding will support the Hispanic Federation’s Project Esperanza initiative to provide integrated support services, emergency assistance, and culturally and linguistically relevant public education to vulnerable New Yorkers.

$1,000,000 for the City University of New York’s Emergency Operations Center:

Funding will support upgrades to facilities, equipment and technology at the City University of New York’s Emergency Operations Center.

$1,000,000 for SAGE’s New York LGBTQ+ Elders Virtual Programming Initiative:

Funding will allow for the creation of a virtual programming pilot in New York State for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning (LGBTQ+) elder community.

$588,000 for the W.A.R.M. Center for Holistic Healing:

Funding will help create the W.A.R.M. Center for Holistic Healing for poor, underserved victims of domestic violence, which will improve access/availability to critically needed, culturally appropriate, trauma-related therapies and services in the least restrictive environment and with the greatest degree of sensitivity.

$500,000 for the Chinese-American Planning Council for Mental Health Support Services:

Funding will support the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Immigrant Mental Health Support Services program in New York City to address the post-pandemic communitywide impacts and growing mental health needs of Asian American individuals and families and the rise in anti-Asian violence.

$500,000 for the Alliance for Positive Change to Improve Mental and Behavioral Health Access for Women:

Funding will support the Alliance for Positive Change’s Women Accessing Options for Opioid Management (Options) program, which advances health equity by helping low-income, marginalized, cisgender and transgender women overcome barriers to health, safety, and quality of life by providing evidence-based, trauma-informed harm reduction and substance use/mental health treatment services.

$500,000 for El Museo del Barrio’s East Harlem Cultural Access Initiative:

Funding will support El Museo del Barrio’s East Harlem Cultural Access Initiative to expand bilingual, arts-based educational programming and develop new initiatives to respond to the growing needs of East Harlem students by subsidizing museum visits and classroom residencies, developing curricula and resources, and offering residencies to Latino teaching artists.

$388,000 for Columbia University’s Project Start Right:

Funding will support underserved first generation & low-income college-bound youth within northern Manhattan and West Harlem communities and provide the mentoring, academic enrichment, and social, emotional and financial support needed to complete a college degree.

$350,000 for the Harlem Arts Alliance to Support Local Artists and Creative Businesses:

Funding will help restore Harlem Arts Alliance’s pre-pandemic services, including professional development workshops, legal assistance, and promotional services, to Harlem’s artists and creative businesses.

$300,000 for Read Alliance to Expand Tutoring Programs:

Funding will support Read Alliance’s expansion of tutoring programs into additional parts of New York.

$146,000 for Apicha Community Health Center’s IT Modernization Project:

Funding will support Apicha Community Health Center’s modernization of its IT infrastructure to provide greater redundancy, performance and reliability to staff so they can better serve patients with life-saving primary care and other health and supportive services.

Previously announced funding listed below:

$90,000,000 for the Lexington Armory National Guard Readiness Center:

The funding will be used for a much-needed rehabilitation of the historic Lexington Avenue Armory in Manhattan to support military training, administrative, and logistical requirements. After completion of this top to bottom rehabilitation, the armory will provide a professional military presence and a state-of-the-art mobilization station while efficiently supporting unit training, equipment modernization priorities, and talent management objectives, and it will serve as the epicenter of the state’s civil support response capabilities in Manhattan.

$4,000,000 for the National Urban League to Renovate the Urban Civil Rights Museum in Harlem:

The funding will be used to support critical renovations for the Urban Civil Rights Museum in Harlem. These renovations will allow for over 15 permanent new hires for the Urban Civil Rights Museum, and the museum will commit to hiring low- and moderate-income individuals for 51% of those positions.

$1,750,000 for The Metropolitan Museum of Art for Security Enhancements:

The funding will support upgrades and enhancements related to counterterrorism, as well as vehicular and other threats to The Met’s public plaza. The enhancements include the construction of new security barriers, including bollards, retractable barriers, and other physical impediments to vehicular access, and upgraded surveillance systems to protect the millions of visitors and commuters who pass through The Met plaza annually.

$1,400,000 for the Center for New York City Neighborhoods Homeownership for All Program:

The funding will be used to support the City for New York City Neighborhoods’ Homeowner Rescue Package, which aims to both preserve and create homeownership opportunities in New York.

$1,250,000 for the American Museum of Natural History for Climate and Biodiversity Research & Education:

The funding will support a comprehensive initiative at the American Museum of Natural History to drive cutting-edge research in climate and biodiversity. This initiative will form the foundation of new engagements with students, teachers, and the museum’s 5 million annual visitors on next-generation climate and biodiversity education approaches.

$1,000,000 for the New Museum of Contemporary Art Capital Expansion Project:

The funding will support a 55,000-square-foot capital expansion of the New Museum that will double the number of visitors served and undo limitations of the current building, such as alleviating the overwhelmed circulation capacity with improved public circulation, enhancing indoor air quality and energy efficiencies, and increasing open air spaces via terraces. The expansion will create new jobs, attract national and international tourists, and drive additional city and state tax revenue, acting as a catalyst for the Bowery’s economic revitalization.

$1,000,000 for the West Harlem Environmental Action WE ACT Environmental Justice Center:

The funding will support capital improvements, construction, and operating costs for a WE ACT Environmental Justice Center located in Harlem.

$1,000,000 for GrowNYC’s New York State Regional Food Hub:

The funding will be used to help complete construction on GrowNYC’s new food distribution facility, the New York State Regional Food Hub. This new facility will contribute to a more resilient and sustainable New York food system by providing distribution opportunities for local farmers and growers while increasing the availability of fresh, healthy foods in underserved neighborhoods and communities in NYC.

$963,000 for John Jay College of Criminal Justice:

The funding will be used to establish a Digital Forensics and Cybercrime Investigations Lab to enable students, information technology professionals, faculty experts in computer science, and others to conduct cutting-edge research in critical national security-related issues.

$850,000 for an Elevator Modernization Project for the High Line:

The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long elevated park on the West Side of Manhattan and serves as a destination and resource for over 8 million New Yorkers and tourists annually. The funding will be used help repair and modernize its five passenger elevators to standards that will allow them to remain functional for the next 30 years, helping to move millions of visitors from street level to park level, three stories in the air.

$500,000 for The Public Theater for the Anspacher Theater Preservation and Rehabilitation Project:

The funding will be used to restore the damaged plaster ceiling in the Anspacher Theater, a New York City and national historic landmark.

$500,000 for CareerWise New York-Modern Youth Apprenticeship Training Program:

The funding will be used to improve and expand CareerWise New York’s front-loaded training and curriculum to help up to 1,000 youth apprentices succeed in tech, finance, and business fields.

$500,000 for Not Another Child’s (NAC) Survivor Support System:

The funding will be used expand therapeutic services to families impacted by gun violence and provide capacity-building support and trainings to survivor-led organizations, strengthening the survivor support system in NYC through a model that can be replicated nationally.

$200,000 for Manhattan Together, a Metro-IAF Affiliate:

The funding will be used to train volunteers to act as early interventionist in their institutions to aid individuals with mental health or substance abuse issues, and to identify policy solutions at the local level to help steer individuals in crisis away from the criminal justice system and into a community-based care model.