U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado, D-Rhinebeck, announced that legislation to fully fund the government and provide additional assistance to the people of Ukraine will also include funding for community projects in New York’s 19th congressional district.
“Investments in this package address some of our nation’s greatest challenges while providing much-needed support to my constituents in upstate New York,” Delgado said in a press release. “With this funding, we are investing in the middle class, reducing costs for working families, creating American jobs, and supporting vulnerable people in our communities. I am especially proud to have secured over $3.2 million in community project funding in this bill that addresses some of the most pressing needs in upstate New York. These investments support our rural areas and promote economic development, making a real difference to our communities.
In Delaware County, the bill provides $100,000 for “quality, safe and affordable child care for the central Catskill region” through the M–ARK Inc. project in Arkville, according to the release. .
In Otsego County, Hartwick College will receive $300,000 for its Grain Innovation Center, “a testing laboratory that will become a clearing house for reliable information about the quality of grains grown in the Northeast, will provide a harvest survey to help local millers and bakers improve their products and provide convenient employment opportunities for students to improve the quality of post-secondary education,” the statement read.
In Schoharie County, Delgado got $75,000 to benefit the Greater Cobleskill Community Center. According to the release, the funding will help assess the spatial and design feasibility of relocating and expanding the village community center and consolidate various community uses (seniors, after-school youth programs, healthcare clinics, scouts and other programs) in a new community center to be built in Iorio Park in the central part of the village.