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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Rep. Jamaal Bowman Announces MVYB’s SP4OG as finalist for Community Project Funding

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The Safe Place 4 Our Girls is one of two grants written for by Executive Director Debbie Burrell-Butler to expand our offerings to support the ever changing needs of the young ladies in our community. “Receiving notification that SP4OG is one of the community projects selected by Congressman Bowman and his team for the U.S. House Appropriations Committee to review for funding, made me ecstatic. It has solidified for me the commitment Congressman Bowman has vowed to provide to youth in need.” If funded, at-risk girls ages 10-21 will receive mental health support from Montefiore Hospital and the Mount Vernon Health Center, incentives, employment opportunities, mentorship, other behavioral development activities, trips to NYC, Washington DC, etc. We are all excited about the possibilities this grant promises to afford our young ladies. Our children are not under-privileged they are under-exposed and this grant will allow them the exposure that will allow them to soar.

– Debbie Burrell-Butler

NEWS: Rep. Bowman Announces 15 Community Project Funding Requests for Investment in NY-16 Totaling Nearly $26 Million

NEW YORK — Today, Congressman  Jamaal Bowman, Ed.D. (NY-16)announced requests for approximately $26 million in funding  for 15 community projects in New York’s 16th Congressional District that he submitted to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for inclusion as part of the FY2023 Federal Appropriations process. If enacted into law, these funding requests for projects from the Northern Bronx and Westchester County would  provide urgent violence prevention resources, mental health support, summer and afterschool programming, hospital upgrades, workforce development, and public infrastructure capital improvements.

“Every opportunity I get to direct more federal dollars to critical resources in our district, I’m taking, ” said Congressman Jamaal. Bowman, Ed.D (NY-16). “I’m calling on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, to include these funding requests in its FY23 Appropriations legislation to provide our district with the funding needed to create a culture of care in our community by prioritizing public safety, healing and investing in our whole community through health, education, resilience, and workforce development projects. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside many community organizations and elected officials to put these proposals together based on neighbors in NY-16’s  needs, and I thank them for their hard work and expertise. Each of these projects is important to push us forward as a community: launching workforce development initiatives in Yonkers, preventing youth violence in Mount Vernon; helping New York City support unhoused children and families; providing senior programming at NYCHA developments; addressing the need to rehabilitate the Lake Isle Dam and so much more. I will continue to advocate for these projects throughout the Appropriations process to  make New York’s 16th Congressional District a better and more equitable place to live and work, and look forward to announcing the successful securement and allocation of these funds.”

Now that all 15 requests have been submitted to the House Appropriations Committee, the Committee will vet each project for feasibility and, if successful, include grants for these initiatives in the FY23 Appropriations legislation. The legislation would then be voted on by House Appropriations Committee members and then the entire U.S. House of Representatives. Once the House and the Senate reach agreement on one final annual spending bill that can pass out of both chambers, it will be sent to the President where it could be signed into law in order to authorize these requested funds.

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