Rep. Bowman earmarks $14.6 million in funding to local municipalities, organizations

Tuckahoe and Ardsley each got about $1 million to revitalize their downtown area. A total of $4 million went to the city of Yonkers to revitalize the South Broadway corridor.

Emily Young

Mar 18, 2024, 9:23 PM

Updated 72 days ago

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Rep. Bowman was in Tuckahoe Monday to announce he's earmarked $14.6 million in funding to local municipalities and organizations. It's money that he calls "transformational."
"This is about social, economic, educational, psychological, physical development of our communities to improve the quality of life of every single person within our district," he said.
Tuckahoe and Ardsley each got about $1 million to revitalize their downtown area.
A total of $4 million went to the city of Yonkers to revitalize the South Broadway corridor.
Organizations like Hope Community Services in New Rochelle, Lifting Up Westchester, West Hab in Yonkers and the Hispanic Resource Center of Mamaroneck also received funds.
Most notably, $1.65 million went to Environmental Leaders of Color, also known as ELOC, for their plan to build Mount Vernon green tech park. A total of 317 units of mixed income housing, as well as community and art spaces that feature state of the art technology and are environmentally friendly, according to ELOC founder Marvin Church.
But Marvin Church, is also among the congressman's largest donors dating back to 2020.
A fact Rep. Bowman says played no role in his decision to earmark that money to ELOC.
"We're always looking to invest in historically underserved communities. Mount Vernon is one of the historically underserved, so any chance we can to work with the city or community-based organizations to support Mt. Vernon, we're going to do that," the congressman said.
Mr. Church says Bowman earmarked this money to ELOC because of their common goals.
"He was a strong advocate for our program, he's come to our program a number of years. He saw the impact we were doing with the children," Mr. Church said.
Church says he's donated $500 both to the congressman's campaign, as well as to George Latimer's.


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