Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) voted in favor of the bipartisan $1.7 trillion fiscal year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The legislative package provides significant funding to numerous Clarke priorities, as well as contains $17,816,141 in funding for Community Projects championed by Congresswoman Clarke for New York’s 9th Congressional District. The crucial funding for local projects included in the FY23 appropriations government funding responds directly to some of the most pressing needs throughout New York’s 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn.
“Time and time again, the good people of Brooklyn have proven that, when they are provided the tools for success and the resources to reach it, they always will. I am proud to announce that fifteen community projects dear to me and invaluable to our community will receive significant funding for their continued growth and development with the passage of our FY23 appropriations bill. Brooklyn is a special family, and it is on an inexorable trajectory towards something bigger. I consider it the blessing and privilege of my career to fight to get it there,” said Congresswoman Clarke.
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Rep. Clarke championed funding for 15 projects that will directly benefit Brooklyn residents in New York’s 9th Congressional District. These include:
- $1,250,000 for the Brooklyn Children’s Museum – Upgrades to Interior Exhibit Spaces’ HVAC System
- $2,200,000 for the Brownsville Community Development Corporation, Brooklyn, NY for facilities and equipment
- $3,000,000 for the Capital Improvements for CAMBA Headquarters
- $250,000 for the COJO Adult Education Classes
- $445,000 for the Construction of Community Food Pantry
- $750,000 for the Council of Peoples Organization – Community Service Center
- $450,000 for the EmblemHealth, Inc., New York, NY for mental health services, education, and other related activities
- $795,000 for the ENF Community Development and Housing Initiative Program
- $2,200,000 for the Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY for facilities and equipment
- $2,200,000 for the New York Community Hospital, Brooklyn, NY for facilities and equipment
- $800,000 for the New York Sun Works, New York, NY for hydroponic STEM classrooms, including equipment
- $2,000,000 for the Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services – Headquarters Expansion and Upgrade
- $750,000 for the Renovation of Cultural Center
- $191,160 for the Research Foundation of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY for a literacy program
- $534,981 for the Research Foundation of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY for a pre-law program
The government funding package that passed the House tonight will help Brooklyn families with the cost of living, create good-paying local jobs, support our most vulnerable communities, and provide crucial assistance to small businesses and restaurants that are key to our District’s economic future. Taken together, the funding for New York’s 9th District and the funding increases for critical government programs will reverse decades of disinvestment in our communities and strengthen our nation as a whole.
This legislation is expected to be signed into law by President Biden in the coming days.