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Tonko Selects 15 Capital Region Projects for Community Funding Push

Over coming months, Congressman will fight to bring federal dollars to fund impactful local projects

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced a slate of 15 community development and improvement projects across New York’s 20th Congressional District that he is submitting to the House Committee on Appropriations in a bid to bring direct federal investment to the region under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Community Project Funding process.

“With a combination of visionary leadership and sound investment, we can unleash the untapped potential all across our Capital Region in ways that will support our residents, revitalize our communities, and strengthen our businesses,” Congressman Tonko said. “For this year’s community funding process, we received dozens of strong projects that exemplify that sound investment. The 15 projects my staff and I have selected through a rigorous application process bring key investments that will enable our communities to grow and thrive. My heartfelt thanks to the dedicated local leaders who proposed and developed these deserving projects. In the weeks and months ahead, I will work tirelessly in Washington to bring federal dollars home and ignite our Capital Region economy.”

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funding for up to 15 projects in their community for fiscal year 2023—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.

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: Business Incubator
Recipient: Amsterdam Free Library
Address: 28 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010
Amount Requested: $469,333

Project Name: Charlton Community Center Renovation
Recipient: Town of Charlton
Address: 758 Charlton Road, Charlton, NY 12019
Amount Requested: $540,000

Project Name: Educating Nurses for Underserved Communities
Siena College
Address: 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, New York 12211
Amount Requested: $496,541

Project Name: Employment Services Facility Improvement Project
Recipient: Unity House of Troy, Inc.
Address: 2431 6th Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
Amount Requested: $800,000

Project Name: Esperanza Verde Park
Recipient: City of Amsterdam
Address: 61 Church Street, NY 12010
Amount Requested: $650,000

Project Name: Expanding STEM and Healthcare Workforce Development Education Recipient: Hudson Valley Community College
Address: 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
Amount Requested: $2,065,000

Project Name: Hoffman Park Community Center Improvements
Recipient: City of Albany
Address: 24 Eagle Street, Albany, NY 12207
Amount Requested: $400,000

Project Name: HOMEBASE - Combatting Social Isolation & Stigma in the Mental Health Community
Recipient: RISE Housing and Support Services
Address: 127 Union Street, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Amount Requested: $2,358,292

Project Name: Little Italy's Neighborhood Placemaking for Economic Development
Recipient: TAP, Inc.
Address: 210 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
Amount Requested: $500,000

Project Name: Matton Shipyard Preservation and Adaptive Reuse Initiative
Erie Canalway Heritage Fund, Inc.
Address: PO Box 219, Waterford, NY 12188
Amount Requested: $505,359

Project Name: Reimagining Nursing Virtual Reality Hub
Recipient: Maria College
Address: 700 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York 12208
Amount Requested: $770,088

Project Name: Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP) Campus Project
Recipient: Schenectady Community Action Program
Address: 913 Albany Street, Schenectady, NY 12307
Amount Requested: $1,500,000

Project Name: Schenectady Community Virtual Power Plant
City of Schenectady
Address: 105 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Project Name: Transitional Housing and Services for LGBT and Gender Non-Conforming Youth
Recipient: In Our Own Voices, Inc.
Address: 245 Lark Street, Albany, NY 12210
Amount Requested: $750,000

Project Name: Village of Fultonville Water Project
Recipient: Village of Fultonville
Address: 10 Erie Street, Fultonville, NY 12072
Amount Requested: $45,000



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