Rep. Ritchie Torres Announces $18,171,279 in Community Project Funding

Mar 18, 2024
Press

Bronx, NY –Today, U.S. Representative Torres (NY-15) announced $18,171,279 in federal funding for community projects across New York’s 15th Congressional District. This funding, secured through the Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations process, will support a range of initiatives aimed at improving infrastructure, expanding access to healthcare, and enhancing educational opportunities for constituents.

“I am incredibly pleased to announce $18,171,279 in Community Project Funding for the Bronx,” said U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres (NY-15). “These funds will have a tangible impact on the lives of residents in the Bronx and beyond, addressing critical needs and supporting vital services. I am committed to continuing to advocate for our community’s needs in Congress. Together, we can build a stronger, more vibrant future for the Bronx and all its residents.”

Rep. Torres championed funding for 14 projects that will directly benefit New York’s 15th District residents. These include:

  • $4,500,000 for the Bard College, NY, for prison education and reentry programs (Labor HHS)
  • $1,000,000 for Belmont Affordable Housing
  • $650,000 for BOEDC Community Business Development Event Space Construction
  • $750,000 for BronxWorks McLaughlin Center HVAC System Upgrades
  • $500,000 for CareerWise Bronx Apprenticeship Training Center
  • $4,116,279 for Concourse Village Podium Repairs
  • $1,000,000 for Evander Childs Educational Campus Cafeteria Renovations
  • $1,000,000 for Fountain House Bronx Expansion
  • $500,000 for Hudson-Raritan Estuary Ecosystem Restoration, NY NJ (Harlem River Restoration, NY)
  • $855,000 for Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center Backyard and Security Upgrades
  • $1,050,000 for Muslim American Society Bronx Muslim Center
  • $500,000 for New York Public Library Tremont Branch Roof Replacement
  • $500,000 for New York Public Library West Farms Branch Roof Replacement
  • $750,000 for NYCHA Morrisania Air Rights Sensory Playground and Sensory Garden
  • $500,000 for Word of Life Community Center

In addition to these projects, Congressman Torres secured funding for various other community initiatives, including infrastructure improvements, job training programs, and environmental conservation efforts.

House Democrats were successful in removing harmful extreme House Republican policies from these bills that attempted to make abortion illegal everywhere, slash efforts to fight climate change, and threaten our national security. Instead, these final bipartisan 2024 funding bills will help keep our communities safe, fight inflation, and boost our economy. Taken together, the funding for New York’s 15th District and the funding increases for critical government programs will continue to grow our local economy and support our communities.

A detailed summary of the bill is available here.

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