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Tonko Announces Slate of 10 Capital Region Projects Chosen for Federal Funding Push

Congressman working to bring federal dollars to fund innovative improvements and community support across Capital Region

  • Rep. Paul Tonko

AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced a slate of 10 improvement and community development projects, compiled from across the Capital Region, that he is submitting to the House Committee on Appropriations in a bid to bring direct federal investment to the region under the committee’s new Community Project Funding (CPF) process.

“With the right combination of visionary leadership and investment in our communities, we can unleash the untapped potential all across our Capital Region in ways that will help our people, businesses and industries grow and thrive,” Congressman Tonko said. “In the weeks ahead, I will be working tirelessly to put federal tools and resources into the hands of the local leaders who proposed these worthy projects and know how to put federal resources to work quickly and efficiently. Together, we will uplift our communities and get our economy roaring back.”

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funding for up to 10 projects in their community for fiscal year 2022—although only a handful may actually be funded. Projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to receive funding.

Tonko added, “The selection process for these projects was extremely competitive and the challenge of securing funding for any one of these submissions will only grow more intense. But I will be there every step of the way and will do all I can to bring the federal dollars home that are needed to ignite our recovery and bring these deserving projects to life.”

Projects submitted by Rep. Tonko can be found below listed in alphabetical order. Additional project descriptions and signed disclosure letters can be found on his website HERE.

Project Name: City of Mechanicville Water Reliability Project
Recipient: City of Mechanicville
Address: 36 North Main Street, Mechanicville, NY 12218
Amount Requested: $800,000

Project Name: Community Center Project
Recipient: City of Amsterdam
Address: 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010
Amount Requested: $2,000,000

Project Name: Dental Expansion for the Underserved
Recipient: Schenectady Family Health Services, Inc., D/B/A Hometown Health Centers
Address: 1044 State Street, Schenectady NY 12222
Amount Requested: $750,000

Project Name: Extending Access to Reliable Broadband Internet to All of Westerlo, NY
Town of Westerlo
Address: 933 County Route 401 Westerlo, NY 12193
Amount Requested: $1,687,500

Project Name: Multimodal Station Phase I – Pedestrian Connector and Station Design
Recipient: City of Amsterdam
Address: 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010
Amount Requested: $3,000,000

Project Name: Municipal Floating Solar Demonstration Project
Recipient: City of Cohoes
Address: Cohoes City Hall 97 Mohawk Street, Cohoes, NY 12047
Amount Requested: $4,788,000

Project Name: Next Generation RNA Technology Package
Recipient: University at Albany
Address: 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12222
Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Project Name: Sheriff’s Homeless Improvement Program (SHIP)
Recipient: Albany County Sheriff’s Office
Address: 16 Eagle Street, Albany, NY 12207
Amount Requested: $500,000

Project Name: Town of Rotterdam Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Project
Recipient: Town of Rotterdam
Address: 1100 Sunrise Boulevard, Rotterdam, NY 12306
Amount Requested: $960,000

Project Name: Urban Grow Center Expansion
Recipient: Capital Roots
Address: 594 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
Amount Requested: $750,000


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