Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement after the inclusion of $10.8 million for his NY-10 community project funding requests in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations bill:
“With the passage of the FY 2022 appropriations bill, I am thrilled to have secured nearly $11 million for nine incredibly important and deserving organizations in New York’s 10th Congressional District. These organizations play a vital role in our community, and I am proud to have fought for this funding to support their work.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and needless cuts to crucial domestic programs under the previous administration, many local organizations that work to improve the day-to-day lives of the people in our communities have been left severely underfunded.
I am pleased that the nearly $11 million will support programs that advance health and well-being for underserved patients, educate and feed our most vulnerable people, improve the safety of pedestrians, provide specialized mental health services for the LGBTQ community, deliver valuable training to formerly incarcerated students, and support our small businesses.”
Community Project Funding
Community Project Funding (CPF) is a new initiative by the U.S. House of Representatives that will allow Members of Congress to request direct funding for fiscal year 2022 and thereafter for projects that benefit the communities they represent. CPF is separate from federal grants and funding apportioned by formula to states or awarded by federal agencies.
The $10.8 million in federal funding that Rep. Nadler secured will be split between 9 community-based projects that are located across New York’s 10th Congressional District:
- $1,500,000 to the American Museum of Natural History for its Novel Analytical and Empirical Approaches to the Prediction and Monitoring of Disease Transmission project
- $775,000 to God’s Love We Deliver, Inc for its Client Relationship Management System project
- $1,000,000 to Hudson River Park for its Pedestrian Safety and Security project
- $350,000 to the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center for their Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services project
- $700,000 to the Maimonides Medical Center for their Brooklyn Parenting Center project
- $4,000,000 to the New York City Housing Authority for its project modernize and replace elevators in low-income housing
- $300,000 to New York University for its NYU Prison Education Program Community Research Project
- $134,000 to Columbia University for its High School Training Program for Small Business Accounting
- $2,000,000 to the William F. Ryan Community Health Center for its Mental Health Facility Expansion project
More information about these projects can be found here.
FY 2022 Appropriations Bill
The FY 2022 Appropriations bill includes $730 billion in non-defense funding–a $46 billion increase from FY 2021–as well as $13.6 billion to support Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s brutal invasion. The legislation is a critical down payment on the promises President Biden and Congressional Democrats made to the American people and includes significant investments to:
- Help Working Families With The Cost of Living: reducing costs by expanding child care and early learning programs to more working families, investing in America’s K-12 public schools, increasing the maximum Pell Grant award by $400, expanding access to homeownership, and bringing the promise of rural broadband to more communities
- Support the Vulnerable: meeting Americans’ basic needs by strengthening nutrition assistance, funding more affordable housing by providing over $65 billion for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and strengthening the social safety net. Rep. Nadler led the House appropriations requests for Section 8 Housing and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program, both of which received funding increases from FY 2021
- Create American Jobs: putting people to work in good-paying jobs rebuilding our infrastructure, helping small businesses grow and thrive, fostering the green energy jobs of tomorrow, and supporting high-quality job training and apprenticeship programs so every American can contribute and succeed
- Deliver Justice for Women and Girls: cracking down on gender-based violence with a long-overdue reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act
The legislation also addresses some of our nation’s biggest challenges:
- Confronting the Climate Crisis: through a renewed focus on environmental enforcement, pioneering funding for environmental justice, and historic investments in clean energy and climate science
- Strengthening Public Health: by rebuilding our health care infrastructure, establishing funding for President Biden’s new cancer research initiative, and confronting urgent health crises – including maternal health, mental health, substance misuse, and gun violence
- Rejecting the Previous Administration’s Senseless Border Policies: by prohibiting new funding for wall construction, family detention, additional ICE detention beds, and additional deportation officers.