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April 30, 2021

Jones requests federal funding for communities in Westchester and Rockland as part of the Appropriations Committee’s new Community Project Funding

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY) submitted funding requests for 10 important community projects in New York’s 17th Congressional District to the House Appropriations Committee. As part of the FY2022 federal appropriations process, the Community Project Funding program is an opportunity for projects that benefit the communities in Westchester and Rockland Counties to receive direct federal funding. While Jones submitted these requests to the Appropriations Committee, it is up to the committee to determine which programs ultimately receive federal funding. 

"I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve submitted funding requests for 10 incredible community projects,” said Congressman Mondaire Jones. “From Port Chester to Spring Valley, these projects span our congressional district and are integral to our communities. Just as our communities have served and supported the federal government, it’s the government’s turn to help them, and that’s exactly what this Community Project Funding would do.”

Jones submitted funding requests for the following community-based projects:

  • New Center of Excellence for Women's Health at Refuah Health Center (Spring Valley, NY)
  • West Nyack Revitalization (Clarkstown, NY)
  • Village Hall Boiler Replacement (Port Chester, NY)
  • Relocation and Rehabilitation of Piermont Village Hall (Piermont, NY)
  • Dunbar Kitchen Modernization Project (Peekskill, NY)
  • NYS Rt. 100B – Dobbs Ferry Road Sidewalk Project (Greenburgh, NY)
  • Community Green Development (Spring Valley, NY)
  • Capital Improvements to the YWCA’s North Street Activity Center (White Plains, NY)
  • Rockland County Pride Center Outpatient Diagnostic and Treatment Facility (Nyack, NY)
  • Hallocks Mill Sewer Extension Project, Phase 1, Final Engineering Design (Yorktown, NY)


More information about the Community Project Funding program and the projects for which Congressman Jones submitted requests can be found here.

About Mondaire: Mondaire Jones is the 33-year-old Congressman from New York’s 17th District, serving Westchester and Rockland Counties. He serves on the House Judiciary, Education and Labor, and Ethics Committees and is the first openly gay, Black member of Congress. A product of East Ramapo public schools, Mondaire was raised in Section 8 housing and on food stamps in the Village of Spring Valley by a single mother who worked multiple jobs to provide for their family. He later graduated from Stanford University, worked at the Department of Justice during the Obama Administration, and graduated from Harvard Law School. He is a co-founder of the nonprofit Rising Leaders, Inc. and has previously served on the NAACP’s National Board of Directors and on the board of the New York Civil Liberties Union. Most recently, Mondaire worked as a litigator in the Westchester County Law Department. In November, Mondaire was unanimously elected by his colleagues to be the Freshman Representative to Leadership, making him the youngest member of the Democratic House leadership team. In December, Jones was appointed a Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and became a Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus. Mondaire was born and raised in Rockland and resides in Westchester.