Representative Ritchie Torres submitted the following proposals for consideration of FY 24 Community Project Funding.

This year, the Appropriations Committee allowed each Member the opportunity to request 15 projects for consideration. After reviewing over 100 applications, Representative Torres selected projects that met Committee eligibility standards, including but not limited to, cost, timeline, and community support.

Inclusion on this list does not guarantee funding. The office will be in touch regarding next steps in the application process.

Project Name: Army Corps Harlem River Feasibility Study

Request Amount: $600,000

Intended Recipient: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Address: 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278

Purpose: The funding would be used to investigate the feasibility of restoration opportunities along the Harlem River. The New York District and USACE “Engineering With Nature” (EWN) Program would identify shoreline opportunities for development along the river. The project is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds because the recommendation expects to restore degraded habitat and provide secondary flood risk management benefits while integrating infrastructure along the waterfront greenway.

FY25 Army Corps Disclosure