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BK Congress Member Votes To Pass Bill, Secures $17.8M for 15 Local Orgs

Yvette Clarke was one of 225 representatives that voted in favor of the Omnibus Appropriations bill which would provide $17.8 million in funding to 15 crucial Brooklyn institutions.
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Yvette Clarke. Photo: Provided/Clarke’s office.

Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) and  224 other congress members voted in favor of the bipartisan $1.7 trillion fiscal year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill, $17 million will go towards 15 community projects in Brooklyn.

The community projects will include upgrades to the Brooklyn Children's Museum; the construction of a community food pantry and new equipment for both the New York Community Hospital and Kings County Hospital Center.

“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," Clarke said. 

"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."

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 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 for facilities and equipment
  • $2,200,000 for the New York Community Hospital 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 for a literacy program
  • $534,981 for the Research Foundation of the City University of New York for a pre-law program

The government funding package that passed the House 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 the district’s economic future, Clarke said.

This legislation is expected to be signed into law by President Biden in the coming days. 


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