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Community Project Funding Requests

The following projects have been submitted to The House Committee on Appropriations for consideration for federal funding. 


Project Name: Homeless Outreach Program

Requested Amount: $200,000

Intended Recipient: Long Island Cares, Inc.

Full Street Address of Intended Recipient: 10 Davids Drive (Harry Chapin Way), Hauppauge, NY 11788

Signed Disclosure Letter: LINK

Explanation of the Request: The funding would be used in aiding Long Island Cares, Inc. in its effort to extend their services with mobile food delivery and outreach to the homeless community on Long Island.  This support would be brought through their Homeless Outreach Program, which includes their work with the Long Island Railroad as they reach the homeless at rail stations across Nassau and Suffolk Counties. This is a valuable use of taxpayer funds as it is focused on providing assistance to an underserved portion of our population.


Project Name: Alzheimer’s Education & Training Programs

Requested Amount: $100,000

Intended Recipient: Alzheimer’s  Foundation of America (AFA-Long Island)

Full Street Address of Intended Recipient: 149 Schleigel Boulevard, Amityville, NY 11701

Signed Disclosure Letter: LINK

Explanation of the Request: This funding request will aid in the AFA's Education and Training Programs for both family and professional caregivers to provide an elevated level of care to those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Training healthcare professionals to properly treat and care for those with dementia, and to provide effective services that incorporate "best practices" is vital to improving quality of life for individuals with the disease and their families and caregivers. Better understanding of the disease and education about appropriate therapies and medical treatments will result in more appropriate and compassionate care and treatment for individuals who suffer from dementia and ensure the safety of individuals with Alzheimer's. This is a valuable use of taxpayer funds to allow the AFA to educate and train individuals that will be providing assistance and treatment to the nearly 6 million Americans who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.


Project Name: Oak Beach Water System

Requested Amount: $1,000,000

Intended Recipient: Town of Babylon

Full Street Address of Intended Recipient: 200 East Sunrise Highway Lindenhurst, NY 11757

Signed Disclosure Letter: LINK

Explanation of the Request: The funding request will assist in the construction of a new water system known as the Oak Beach Water system, to provide safe potable water to 56 homes at Oak Beach and the Oak Beach Community Center. The water system currently serving the 56 homes is not repairable and is being operated under a "Do Not Drink" order from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. The Oak Beach Water system is proposed and includes a new well, backup well, new water treatment plant, and new distribution system. Providing funding assistance to assure clean water to a community is a primary function of a program such as this and is a valuable use of taxpayer funds.


Project Name: Town of Islip Sewer Extension Project

Requested Amount: $500,000

Intended Recipient: Town of Islip

Full Street Address of Intended Recipient: 655 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751

Signed Disclosure Letter:  LINK

Explanation of the Request: This funding request will aid in revitalizing the northern section of Carlton Avenue of Central Islip. The southern section of downtown, where sewers have been extended, is a flourishing mix of single-family housing, condominiums, and apartments; along with a retail center, two courthouses, an industrial park, and significant recreational and entertainment venues. The sewer extension is the lynchpin on which the complete revitalization of the entire downtown area rests.