March 11, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Reveal Hudson Valley And Westchester To Receive Over $10 Million For Local Projects In Bipartisan Funding Package; Includes Funding For Broadband, Water System And Housing Upgrades, Infrastructure Projects And More

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand revealed that the Hudson Valley/Westchester region will receive over $10 million in funding from the omnibus funding package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 for critical local projects.

“From finally replacing the Lake St. Bridge in Newburgh to bridging the digital divide to boosting affordable housing in Westchester these project will address some of the most critical infrastructure, public health, and community needs across the Hudson Valley,” said Senator Schumer. “This funding means jobs, gun violence prevention programs, new community centers, and so much more. I am proud to deliver this major investment in the Hudson Valley’s future.”

“From upgrading water systems and affordable housing to providing broadband to funding infrastructure projects, these resources will lay the groundwork for the Hudson Valley’s future,” said Senator Gillibrand. “I am proud to have worked to secure these millions in funding to address some of the Hudson Valley’s most pressing problems and I’ll keep fighting to bring federal dollars back home to New York.”

The senators said that these projects include:

$1,750,000 for the City of Newburgh. Funding will be used for the Lake Street Bridge replacement project. 

$829,594 for the Town of Ghent. Funding will be used to provide broadband for unserved homes and businesses in the Towns of Ghent, Canaan, New Lebanon, and Austerlitz.

$430,000 for the Samadhi Anti-Gun Violence Prevention Program. Funding will be used for operational expenses, primarily for hiring and training staff members, and will also cover administrative costs, rental of office space, advertising, promotion, computers and community events.

$1,200,000 for the Town of Yorktown. Funding will be used for Phase 1 of the Sewer Extension Project in Hallocks Mill Sewer District.

$300,000 for Nuvance Health in Poughkeepsie. Funding will go to the Northern Dutchess Hospital of Nuvance Health to upgrade patient safety and monitoring equipment in its Neugarten Birth Center.

$1,200,000 for Family Services Inc. in Poughkeepsie. Funding will be used on a capital project 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 20 related and complementary non-profits, many of which provide behavioral health services.

$2,000,000 for a New Center of Excellence for Women's Health at Refuah Health Center, Inc., in Spring Valley. Funding will be used for a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the provision of accessible, high-quality, affordable health care for women, with a particular focus on infertility services for an underserved population.

$375,000 for the Westchester Membership Fund for Aging. Funding will provide for operational expenses and to purchase equipment and services for five new senior-center TIPS sites for remote telehealth monitoring and follow-up services for approximately 500 seniors.

$500,000 for the New Rochelle YMCA. Funding will be used for an educational program to fill the achievement gap exacerbated by COVID-19. It will bring tutoring, arts, dance and other enhancements to children of color and those economically disadvantaged.

$1,100,000 for the O&W Rail Trail project in Sullivan County. Funding will be used for the construction of a planned bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the Neversink River to connect two existing segments of the Sullivan O&W Rail Trail, resulting in a contiguous 13-mile section from Mountain Dale, a hamlet in the Town of Fallsburg, to Ferndale, a hamlet in the Town of Liberty. Development of an additional on-road segment will link up with the existing Liberty Rail Trail, resulting in nearly 18 miles of trail through five hamlet and village centers in the Sullivan County Catskills.

$250,000 for the Village of Port Chester. Funding will be used to replace the original heating system in Village Hall with a geothermal heating and cooling solution. This project will provide a greener and more environmentally conscious system and result in long-term cost savings.

$500,000 for Westhab Inc. in Yonkers. Funding will be used for the SoYo Preservation project, which will deliver critically needed capital improvements and repairs to sustain 79 units of affordable housing in 9 multi-family apartment buildings in Southwest Yonkers owned and operated by Westhab.

$308,000 for the Town of Mamaroneck. Funding will be used to renovate the Town of Mamaroneck’s Senior Center’s lobby, activity room and three-season porch.