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Rep. Jeffries has submitted funding requests for important community projects in New York’s 8th Congressional District to the House Appropriations Committee. 

Under guidelines issued by the Committee, each Representative may request funding for projects in their community for fiscal year 2025 – 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. 

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Rep. Jeffries has certified that he, his spouse and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.



Requested Projects

Project Name: Central Brooklyn Violence Prevention Collaborative

  • Proposed Recipient: Research Foundation of CUNY o/b/o John Jay College of Criminal Justice 
  • Recipient Address: 230 W 41st Street #7, New York, New York, 10036 
  • Project Location: 69 Belmont Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212 
  • Amount requested: $1,860,000 
  • Description of Request: In consultation with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office (KCDA) and the New York City Police Department (NYPD), the Central Brooklyn Violence Prevention Collaborative provides technical assistance and capacity building to local community organizations operating in New York’s 8th Congressional District. These groups work to identify at-risk individuals who are likely to commit violent crimes and engage them in preventative support services in consultation with local law enforcement. This funding would be used by John Jay College to hire additional staff for their current programming and to place staff who can provide technical assistance to local violence prevention groups.   
  • Signed certification letter stating the project’s Federal nexus and that there is no financial interest in the project.

Project Name: NYC DOE Athletic Facilities Rehabilitation

  • Proposed recipient: New York City Department of Education  
  • Recipient address: 52 Chambers Street, New York, New York, 10007 
  • Project location: Various locations in NY-08 
  • Amount requested: $2,000,000 
  • Description of Request: This funding would be used to replace outdated, in some cases 50- or 60-year-old basketball infrastructure at multiple schools in NY-08, including basketball court refurbishment, hoop replacement, other athletic upgrades and added safety padding. This project would create a safer environment for students to play in at facilities are used by local residents and other members of the community often. 
  • Signed certification letter stating the project’s Federal nexus and that there is no financial interest in the project.

Project Name: NYC DOE Playground Rehabilitation

  • Proposed Recipient: New York City Department of Education  
  • Recipient Address: 52 Chambers Street, New York, New York, 10007 
  • Project location: Various locations in NY-08 
  • Amount Requested: $2,000,000 
  • Description of Request: The funding for this project would be used for multiple schools in NY-08 to upgrade multiple playgrounds including to resurface them to a safer blacktop material to prevent injuries and to purchase new play equipment. This project would benefit the community by improving existing infrastructure and providing safer spaces to play. It is also a priority because these playgrounds are used by the community often and would benefit other residents in NY-08.
  • Signed certification letter stating the project’s Federal nexus and that there is no financial interest in the project.

Project Name: P.S. 345 Capital Improvements

  • Proposed Recipient: New York City Department of Education  
  • Recipient Address: 52 Chambers Street, New York, New York, 10007 
  • Project Location: 111 Berriman St, Brooklyn, New York, 11208 
  • Amount Requested: $1,210,870 
  • Description of Request: This funding would allow P.S. 345, an elementary school in East New York, to conduct capital improvements including creating a sensory room and other general infrastructure improvements. The room would cater to sensory needs, benefiting individuals with sensory processing disorders, while also enriching the learning environment for students.  
  • Signed certification letter stating the project’s Federal nexus and that there is no financial interest in the project.

Project Name: NYCHA Van Dyke II Older Adult Center Roof 

  • Proposed Recipient: New York City Housing Authority 
  • Recipient Address: 52 Chambers Street, New York, New York, 10007  
  • Project Address: 430 Dumont Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212 
  • Amount Requested: $4,000,000 
  • Description of Request: This funding would be used to conduct needed roof installation work at the NYCHA Van Dyke II Older Adult Center. The Van Dyke II development is a senior-only building and has over 115 tenants. This development is adjacent to another NYCHA development, Van Dyke I, which has approximately 3,500 tenants residing in 22 buildings of this housing complex. Overall, this project would support the older adult population from NYCHA and the neighborhood. 
  • Signed certification letter stating the project’s Federal nexus and that there is no financial interest in the project.

Project Name: Reconstruction of Broadway 

  • Proposed Recipient: New York City Department of Transportation 
  • Recipient Address: 55 Water Street, New York, New York, 10041 
  • Project Address: Broadway between Flushing Avenue and Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York, 11206, 11221, 11207, 11233 
  • Amount Requested: $5,000,000 
  • Description of Request: This funding would be used to remove the deteriorated concrete street on Broadway between Flushing Avenue and Eastern Parkway and install a standard asphalt roadway that can be more easily maintained. It would also include safety improvements, including curb extensions, sidewalk repair and raised crosswalks at select locations. 
  • Signed certification letter stating the project’s Federal nexus and that there is no financial interest in the project.

Project Name: Project Name: Jamaica Bay Greenway Gateway Link 

  • Proposed Recipient: New York City Department of Transportation 
  • Recipient Address: 55 Water Street, New York, New York,10041 
  • Project Address: Seaview Avenue, between Erskine Street and Fountain Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn, New York, 11239 
  • Amount Requested: $5,000,000 
  • Description of Request: This funding would be used to install a 2-way raised bike lane on Seaview Ave between Erskine Street and Flatlands Ave, completing an unbuilt section of the Jamaica Bay Greenway. The Greenway provides safer access to parks and recreational spaces along the waterfront and encourages healthy lifestyles by promoting the use of non-motorized forms of transportation. This funding would build out a missing segment of the existing NYS Bike Network connecting the Canarsie and East New York neighborhoods to Canarsie Park, and ultimately to Gateway National Recreation Area. 
  • Signed certification letter stating the project’s Federal nexus and that there is no financial interest in the project.

Project Name: Canarsie Educational Campus Library Renovation

  • Proposed Recipient: New York City Department of Education 
  • Recipient Address: 52 Chambers Street, New York, New York, 10007 
  • Project Location: 1600 Rockaway Parkway, Brooklyn, New York, 11236 
  • Amount Requested: $1,500,000 
  • Description of Request: This funding would be used to renovate of the library at Canarsie Educational Campus, including upgrading interior furnishings, electrical infrastructure, technology and other similar capital improvements. Canarsie Educational Campus has five schools co-located on the campus. The library serves students from all five schools on campus and is a critical part of their education.  
  • Signed certification letter stating the project’s Federal nexus and that there is no financial interest in the project.

Project Name: South Shore Educational Complex Athletic Facilities Rehabilitation 

  • Proposed Recipient: New York City Department of Education 
  • Recipient Address: 52 Chambers Street, New York, New York, 10007 
  • Project Location: 6565 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11236 
  • Amount requested: $3,500,000 
  • Description of Request: This funding would be used to rehabilitate the South Shore Educational Complex athletic facilities which are in a state of disrepair. Rehabilitation needs include upgrading the track, turf and other general facility improvements. South Shore is home to five schools and serves over 1,300 students. The athletic field helps students acquire essential life skills beyond the classroom, providing student-athletes with opportunities to pursue higher education through athletic scholarships. The facilities are also used for local community events. 
  • Signed certification letter stating the project’s Federal nexus and that there is no financial interest in the project.

Project Name: Renovation and equipment for FDNY Engine 318/Ladder 166 

  • Proposed Recipient: Fire Department, City of New York 
  • Recipient Address: 9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, New York, 11201 
  • Project Location: 2510 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11224 
  • Amount Requested: $1,300,000 
  • Description of Request: This funding would be used to provide a backup generator and the funds necessary to install it for Ladder 318 and Ladder 166 in Coney Island. The generator is needed to ensure emergency services remain up and running in the event of a blackout or disruption in the power grid. As New York City experiences more unprecedented weather events, particularly Coney Island, firehouses need the backup power infrastructure necessary to respond to emergencies. This fire station provides critical services to local residents and visitors and having a generator in the event of a major weather event or power outage is a life-saving resource for the community.  
  • Signed certification letter stating the project’s Federal nexus and that there is no financial interest in the project.

Project Name: NYCHA Kingsborough Extension security cameras

  • Proposed Recipient: New York City Housing Authority 
  • Recipient Address: 90 Church Street, New York, New York, 10007 
  • Project Location: 447 Kingsborough 4th Walk, Brooklyn, New York, 11233 
  • Amount Requested: $1,500,000 
  • Description of Request: This funding would be used to install CCTV cameras at the NYCHA Kingsborough Extension development, and the detailed scope of work is determined based on the engagement of stakeholders, and specific needs and design of the site. This may include the installation of cameras in the lobby, exterior of the building, and/or inside the elevator(s). This project would also aim to address any older infrastructure, replace an aging security operations center, or update the existing electrical system to support the CCTV system.   
  • Signed certification letter stating the project’s Federal nexus and that there is no financial interest in the project.

Project Name: NYCHA Stuyvesant Gardens II Security Cameras 

  • Proposed Recipient: New York City Housing Authority 
  • Recipient Address: 90 Church Street, New York, New York, 10007 
  • Project Location: 150 Malcolm X Boulevard, Brooklyn, New York, 11221
  • Amount requested: $1,500,000 
  • Description of Request: This funding would be used to install CCTV cameras at the NYCHA Stuyvesant Gardens II development, and the detailed scope of work is determined based on the engagement of stakeholders, and specific needs and design of the site. This may include the installation of cameras in the lobby, exterior of the building, and/or inside the elevator(s). This project would also aim to address any older infrastructure, replace an aging security operations center, or update the existing electrical system to support the CCTV system.   
  • Signed certification letter stating the project’s Federal nexus and that there is no financial interest in the project.

Project Name: Kings County District Attorney’s Office Project Restore

  • Project Name: Kings County District Attorney’s Office Project Restore 
  • Proposed Recipient: Kings County District Attorney’s Office 
  • Recipient Address: 350 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York, 11201 
  • Project Location: 350 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York, 11201 
  • Amount Requested: $1,913,240 
  • Description of Request: This funding would be used by the Kings County District Attorney’s Office (KCDA) to expand a uniquely successful prosecutor-led program that followed a major gang takedown in Bed-Stuy by KCDA and NYPD. The requested funding would expand the program to include young men from gangs in Brownsville that are affiliated with the two Bed-Stuy gangs and are responsible for continued gun violence in Brownsville and other neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Funding would support staff at the DA’s office to carry out the project, as well as funding to assess community benefits through research and the contracting of trauma experts to work with known shooters and shooting victims.   
  • Signed certification letter stating the project’s Federal nexus and that there is no financial interest in the project.

Project Name: Marine Park Nature Trail Bridge

  • Proposed recipient: New York City Department of Parks and Recreation 
  • Recipient Address: Olmstead Center, 117-02 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, New York, 11368 
  • Project Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11229 
  • Amount requested: $2,650,000 
  • Description of Request: This funding would be used to reconstruct the pedestrian bridge spanning the Marine Park Salt Marsh in Brooklyn, strategically positioned adjacent to the Marine Park Nature Center and at the entrance to the Salt Marsh Nature Trail. The Marine Park Nature Center serves as a base for NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers to conduct educational programming, including workshops and tours for park visitors. 530 acres of salt marsh and grasslands in Marine Park are designated a Forever Wild area, meaning that they are among the most ecologically valuable land in NYC. Reconstructing this bridge, which has reached the end of its useful life, would ensure that visitors would continue to be able to learn about the importance of the salt marshes to the wildlife that inhabit Jamaica Bay, including birds, turtles, fish and other animals and how protecting this ecosystem contributes to NYC’s coastal resiliency and environmental sustainability goals.  
  • Signed certification letter stating the project’s Federal nexus and that there is no financial interest in the project.

Project Name: Critical Facility Upgrades and Improvements

  • Proposed recipient: New York City Department of Education 
  • Recipient address: 52 Chambers Street, New York, New York, 10007 
  • Project location: Various locations in NY-08 
  • Amount requested: $2,000,000 
  • Description of Request: This funding would be used to upgrade AC and HVAC units, lighting, water access, ceiling infrastructure, equipment and furniture in NYC Department of Education student facilities. This work would be performed at multiple sites across NY-08 and focus on some of the oldest buildings in the NYC public school system in Brooklyn. These upgrades are critical to the safety and well-being of the students DOE serves. 
  • Signed certification letter stating the project’s Federal nexus and that there is no financial interest in the project.