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Schumer and Clinton Announce Funding for New York City

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: Schumer and Clinton Announce Funding for New York City
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Statements & Releases - Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York

For Immediate Release

December 17, 2007


Alex Detrick (Schumer) (202) 224-7433

Clinton Press Office (202) 224-2243


Funds Included as Part of the Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Expected to Pass the House Tonight and Senate Tomorrow

WASHINGTON, DC—Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed funding for projects in New York City included in the Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The omnibus bill, which includes 11 appropriations bills, will go before the House and Senate for final passage this week before being sent to the President for signature.

“This is great news for New York City,” said Schumer. “These funds will go toward vital programs that strengthen New York’s infrastructure, improve New York’s educational resources, and help New Yorkers in need. From advancing critical transportation projects and creating job outreach programs to enriching cultural institutions and beautifying the surrounding environment, these funds cover important, worthy programs that will ensure that New York remains a wonderful place to live for all its citizens.”

“I am proud that these funds will help support critical investments in New York City, from strengthening community programs for our children to supporting the city’s colleges and universities to cleaning up our waterways. I’m pleased that my colleagues in the Congress have joined me in recognizing the importance of these investments in New York’s people, economy, and infrastructure,” said Senator Clinton.

The Omnibus Appropriations bill includes funding for the following projects for New York City:

• John Jay College Criminal Justice Center, NY - $305,500

• John Jay College, New York, NY, for the Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies - $178,000

• Gay Men’s Health Crisis Center, NY, NY, for an anti-meth program for substance abuse reduction and counseling - $303,150

• Abyssinian Development Corporation programs for at-risk youth, NY, NY –


• Abyssinian Development Corporation, NY, NY, to support and expand youth and youth adult after-school and summer programs - $446,500

• Alianza Dominicana Inc. programs for at-risk youth, NY, NY - $188,000

• BAM Youth and Community Initiatives, Brooklyn, NY - $282,000

• Coalition for the Homeless At-Risk Youth Services Program, NY, NY -


• Covenant House Regional Training Center Program, Brooklyn, NY - $47,000

• Harlem RBI, Inc. Delinquency Prevention, NY, NY - $141,000

• Mother Cabrini High School POWER Program, NY, NY - $47,000

• Mother Cabrini High School, NY, NY, for an after school program for at-risk youth - $178,600

• Parent Corps, New York University Child Study Center, NY - $47,000

• Polytechnic University, NY Large Scale Network Forensics - $376,000

• The Doe Fund, Inc., Ready, Willing, and Able, NY - $564,000

• American Ballet Theater, NY, to provide disadvantaged and at-risk youth a hands on opportunity to create, produce, and execute all aspects of an original performance. Formal evolutions of these programs have demonstrated reduced truancy and delinquency - $178,600

• Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy at York College

- $188,000

* North General Hospital, Emergency Department Renovation and Expansion Project in Upper Manhattan - $670,085

* Abyssinian Development Corporation – Family Displacement Prevention Program - $143,449

* Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library Learning Centers - $478,492

* Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Hall National Music Education Program - $383,187

* Hospital for Special Surgery, Clinical Facilities Expansion and Modernization Project - $478,492

* Second Avenue Subway, Phase I - $167,810,300

* Staten Island West Shore Light Rail Phase II Study - $220,500

* Where to Turn, Hands and Hearts, Staten Island, NY for the construction of a 9/11 living memorial - $458,640

* Northern Manhattan Coalition for Ecnomic Development for business outreach center, New York, NY - $275,000

* Brooklyn College Entrepreneurial Center - $282,000

* LaGuardia Community College, Emerging Designers Unit - $282,000

* Dredging of New York and New Jersey Harbor - $86,577,000

* Orchard Beach protection - $2,141,000

* NYC Watershed protection - $476,000
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