Congressman Lawler secures nearly $36 million of funding for Hudson Valley projects

March 7, 2024

Mid Hudson News

PEARL RIVER- Nearly $36 million of federal funds are bound for projects in the Hudson Valley following the passage of the House appropriations package on Wednesday.  The funds were secured by Congressman Mike Lawler (R, NY-17) and will be distributed to communities across Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties.

“I am thrilled to have secured almost $36 million in funding for communities across New York’s 17th District,” Lawler said.  “The projects range from providing clean drinking water for tens of thousands of residents to repairing aging infrastructure and dams to expanding pedestrian safety and accessibility, and this funding will significantly improve the quality of life of residents across the Hudson Valley.”

In Rockland County, $1.2 million will go toward sewer screenings improvement and another $8 million is earmarked for the Town of Ramapo’s Safer Neighborhoods Project.  Also on the docket is a streetscape improvement project in Haverstraw that will receive $800,000 and the Resource Hub for Disadvantaged Children in Rampo which will receive $1.6 million.

Dutchess County will receive support as well, including $2 million for a water supply mitigation project in the Town of East Fishkill and $1 million for the construction of a service along the Route 22 corridor in the Pawling.

Putnam County’s support comes in the form of $2 million for clean water infrastructure in the Town of Carmel, $1.25 million to assist with the Oregon Corners Pump Station Replacement Project in the Town of Putnam Valley.  $7.5 million was also earmarked for the county to develop a comprehensive pedestrian improvement plan, which entails the replacement and installation of sidewalks.  The project’s goal is to in improve accessibility and safety, improve connectedness, and improve ADA compliance.

Westchester County is also slated to receive support for several projects including $1 million for the Annsville Sewers Project in Cortlandt, $1 million for the North State Road Water Main Replacement Project in Ossining, and $2 million for a water main project in Sommers.

“When I took office, I promised Hudson Valley residents that I wouldn’t stop fighting for them and their priorities in Washington, D.C. and this funding is the latest example of keeping that promise,” concluded Lawler, who noted that this year’s community project funding was four times greater than two years ago in the 17th district.