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Adams Administration Has Been Allocated Nearly $1 Billion in Total Federal Infrastructure Funding, Including More than $350 Million in Competitive Funding

August 4, 2023

City Has Submitted Applications for More Than $1.5 Billion in Competitive Funding Since Beginning of Adams Administration

City's Federal Infrastructure Funding Task Force Aims to Submit $1 Billion More in Competitive Grant Applications by End of Year, Totaling $2.5 Billion in Competitive Federal Funding Applications

New York – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced that New York City has been allocated for $987 million in federal infrastructure funding through the city's Federal Infrastructure Funding Task Force, including $367 million in competitive funding. Additionally, the city has submitted $1.5 billion worth of competitive federal infrastructure grant applications and plans to submit $1 billion more – totaling more than $2.5 billion – in grant applications by the end of the year. The task force is chaired by Deputy Mayor for Operations Meera Joshi and comprised of representatives from over a dozen city agencies.

"Over the past year, we've had an unprecedented opportunity to secure much-needed resources for critical infrastructure projects, and today, I'm proud to announce that our diligent work is paying off," said Mayor Adams. "The nearly $1 billion in funding we've already been allocated, as well as the additional more than a billion we will soon be seeking, will allow us to build a stronger, more resilient city that delivers a better product for New Yorkers. And we're not stopping there – we'll continue to go after every federal dollar we can to keep building world-leading infrastructure projects across the five boroughs."

"From roads, bridges, ports, and airports to clean water and high-speed internet, President Biden's 'Investing in America Agenda' is delivering on rebuilding our infrastructure." said Senior Advisor to President Biden and White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu. "Our investments in New York through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are strengthening our supply chains and our national economy – creating good-paying jobs and improving sustainability in our nation's most populated city. The work we are doing in New York with Mayor Adams, countless state and local officials, and community leaders is proof that, together, we are growing our economy from the bottom up and middle out and working for working people. That's Bidenomics at work."

"Through the tireless work of Mayor Adams and his administration, New York City has churned out detailed and compelling applications for federal funding at a rapid pace – securing hundreds of millions of dollars for projects addressing critical infrastructure needs," said U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer. "When I led the charge to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, I hoped New York City would get a large slice of the pie. Mayor Adams and his team are delivering."

"The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act represent once-in-a-generation opportunities to secure federal dollars for our most critical infrastructure projects. This funding will be used to invest in New York City's infrastructure, ensure our most important assets are in a state of good repair, and adapt our streets and facilities for the future," said Deputy Mayor Joshi. "I commend our agencies for developing shovel ready and shovel worthy projects for these important federal programs. I also want to thank our congressional delegation for their continued support in securing these funds. These investments in sustainability and resiliency will help make New York City a greener and healthier city built on a strong foundation."

"Thank you to Deputy Mayor Joshi, the Federal Infrastructure Funding Task Force, and our broad coalition of community and government partners for successfully securing funding for economic and environmental development projects across our city," said Deputy Mayor for Housing, Economic Development, and Workforce Maria Torres-Springer. "Seizing these opportunities for unprecedented federal funding allows us to support more projects that enhance economic growth and sustainable infrastructure. I look forward to seeing the task force continue to identify more creative avenues to make our city more equitable and more resilient."

Recent federal legislation, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, have made unprecedented amounts of federal funding available for key projects across the country. Recognizing this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Mayor Adams formed the Federal Infrastructure Funding Task Force. Under Deputy Mayor Joshi's guidance, that task force evaluates the competitive grant opportunities available, with a focus on new opportunities made possible through the Biden Administration's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act and works to break silos and foster creativity across the agencies. The city has aligned its priorities for high-quality, sustainable, and equitable infrastructure with aggressive and creative grant applications from a wide range of infrastructure agencies. To date, the city has submitted over 70 individual applications to more than 35 grant programs.

Select Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grants announced from January 2022 to date

  • Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market Redevelopment – $110 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Infrastructure for Rebuilding America Program
    • The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), with the New York City Department of Small Business Services and New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), is redeveloping the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market. The new produce market will be an approximately 1 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art intermodal freight facility with more than 800,000 square feet of refrigerated warehouse space and 200,000 square feet of ancillary space. The produce market distributes over 2.5 billion pounds of produce a year to New York City and the New York metropolitan region.

  • Community Garden Water Management – $47 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations Program
    • The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks) will provide on-site water infrastructure to 260 food-producing community gardens throughout the city, supporting city parks and urban agriculture infrastructure in all five boroughs.

  • New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) SAFEMicromobility E-Bike Charging – $25 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Program
    • NYCHA will build safe and secure e-bike charging and storage facilities. This grant covers 173 stations across 53 NYCHA developments. The charging and storage stations will reduce the chances of e-bike related fires at NYCHA facilities. This means that residents will no longer need to charge their e-bikes in their apartments. They will be able to do so safely, outdoors.
    • This year represents the first time a public housing authority has won a capital construction transportation RAISE grant.

  • Delancey Street Roadway Improvements and Streety Safety Planning – $21.48 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Safe Streets and Roads for All Program
    • DOT will use $18.5 million for safety improvements at Delancey Street at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge. These upgrades will include a road diet, a separated bikeway, accessibility improvements, and street reconstruction for pedestrian, bike, and vehicle safety outcomes.
    • The remaining funding will support planning grant activities focusing on pedestrian flow modelling and a Micromobility safety tool kit.
    • The Safe Streets and Roads for All program is a new funding stream from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

  • Broadway Junction Streetscapes Improvement - $20 million from the S. Department of Transportation RAISE Program
    • NYCEDC will support a bigger re-imagining of the Broadway Junction area with plans to focus on pedestrian conditions on the streets, including adding lighting, redesigning of intersections, planting street trees, adding green infrastructure, and creating a welcoming, safe, and accessible pedestrian streetscape.

  • Electric School Buses – $18.3 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean School Bus Rebate Program
    • The New York City Department of Education (DOE) will work with its vendors to purchase 51 electric school buses. The Clean School Bus Program will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money for school districts, and produce cleaner air.
    • This will contribute to the city and state goal of converting to all electric school buses by 2035.
    • The EPA Clean School Bus Rebate Program is a new program from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

  • NYC Greenways Planning – $7.25 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation RAISE Program
    • DOT, NYC Parks, and NYCEDC will work together to develop a comprehensive vision plan to fill critical gaps in the city's greenway network, improve cyclist and pedestrian safety with improved infrastructure, and enhance quality of life with green transportation options and greater waterfront access.

  • Jerome Avenue Bus Facilities - $6 million from the S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration Bus Facilities Program
    • DOT will support safety and accessibility conditions at bus stops on Jerome Avenue, focused on bus pads, lighting, and street furniture to improve pedestrian safety and connections between buses and the subway.

  • Harbor Landing Upgrades for Freight and "Last-Mile" Deliveries – $5.16 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration America's Marine Highway Program
    • NYCEDC will improve six harbor landings across the city to strengthen critical freight movement on waterways by enabling these landings to dock watercraft and prepare cargo for local delivery.

  • East River Bridges Capital Planning – $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Bridge Investment Program Planning Grant
    • DOT will facilitate planning and development of a 30-year capital construction program for the four iconic East River Bridges: the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge, and the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge.
    • The Bridge Investment Program is a new funding stream from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

"We have a responsibility to build a more sustainable and equitable system for our youngest New Yorkers and create the groundwork for greener and healthier communities," said DOE Chancellor David C. Banks. "I'm looking forward to continuing to prioritize work and initiatives like the Clean School Bus Program alongside Mayor Adams and our agency partners across the city."

"Because of the mayor's Federal Infrastructure Funding Task Force, DEP is confident that we are pursuing every grant opportunity to support our mission of enriching the environment and protecting public health for all New Yorkers," said New York City Chief Climate Officer and New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Rohit T. Aggarwala. "This administration is focused on delivering the infrastructure and climate resilience projects that New Yorkers deserve by accessing our fair share of the unprecedented federal funding on the table."

"As New York City continues to experience increasing numbers of extreme weather events due to climate change, it has never been more important to protect New Yorkers with critical investments in infrastructure," said New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol. "By seeking these federal funds, Mayor Adams is working to build a stronger and more resilient New York City for today and future generations."

"This funding will bring transformative safety upgrades to our roads, help clean our air, and expand the city's cycling infrastructure," said DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez. "We thank the Biden-Harris administration and Mayor Adams for their support, and look forward to the great work ahead through our close partnership with the federal government."

"The Mayor's Office of Climate & Environmental Justice is grateful for Mayor Adams and Deputy Mayor Joshi's leadership as we continue to go after every dollar we can to invest in our communities for a healthier, resilient, sustainable, and equitable city," said Mayor's Office of Climate & Environmental Justice Acting Executive Director Victoria Cerullo. "Federal and city collaboration has helped New York rebuild at crucial moments in its history, and the challenges of climate change and environmental injustice require an all-hands-on-deck approach. This once-in-a-generation opportunity to access federal funding requires us to meet the moment – and we are."

"The Biden-Harris administration, through historic federal funding, has made it possible to fund projects critical to New York City's future – like Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market, Seaport Coastal Resilience, sustainable freight and blue highways, and the NYC Greenways network," said NYCEDC President & CEO Andrew Kimball. "Through the leadership of Mayor Adams and Deputy Mayor Joshi, and the entire Federal Infrastructure Funding Task Force, we are advancing projects that will have significant impact on New Yorkers for generations to come. I look forward to working with our partners in government to bring these projects to fruition, and continuing to make New York City a more vibrant, inclusive economy for all New Yorkers."

"NYC Parks is grateful that that the city has secured federal infrastructure grants that will improve the greening of our city. This funding will provide water infrastructure to 260 food-producing community gardens citywide and help fill in crucial gaps in the city's greenway network that will connect New Yorkers with waterfront access while encouraging green transportation options," said NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue. "We're thankful to Mayor Adams for his continued advocacy for federal funding opportunities, and to the Biden-Harris administration for its support in making our city's infrastructure stronger and more sustainable."

"The $25 million RAISE grant from the U.S. DOT will go a long way toward furthering our efforts to ensure safe e-micromobility device charging and storage at our campuses," said NYCHA CEO Lisa Bova-Hiatt. "We extend our sincere thanks to the Adams administration for their assistance in obtaining this grant, and for ongoing leadership on this important issue."

"We applaud the Adams administration for taking full advantage of the historic infrastructure funding coming down from the federal government," said Carlo A. Scissura, president and CEO, New York Building Congress. "These projects have the potential to transform our city by improving connectivity, making our communities more resilient and creating numerous jobs for New Yorkers. We will continue to advocate down in Washington DC to make sure this funding gets out the door, and on the ground as soon as possible. Our industry is eager to get these projects built."

"As we look to uplift our economy and make New York better now and for future generations, we must continue to fund critical infrastructure projects that not only upgrade our city, but create thousands of good paying, family sustaining careers," said Gary LaBarbera, president, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York. "This latest federal funding will go a long way in achieving these goals and providing hard working New Yorkers from all backgrounds an opportunity to enter the middle class and provide much needed economic stimulus to their communities. We applaud Mayor Adams and the Biden Administration for their commitment to driving forward infrastructure initiatives that will revitalize and modernize our city, and our tradesmen and tradeswomen look forward to getting started on bringing these important development and improvement plans to fruition."

"As the coordinating organization of the New York City Greenways Coalition, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is excited to see more investment in the city's greenway network via the federal RAISE grant," said Hunter Armstrong, executive director, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative. "We were pleased to support the RAISE application and look forward to seeing it implemented soon. It is critical to improve our transportation and recreational infrastructure to link communities, parks, and job centers with greenways and to devote more space to greening and cooling our city."

"From flood prevention to an environmentally friendly makeover of the Hunts Point Market to clean transportation investments and more, with nearly $1 billion in total federal infrastructure funding secured, the formation of the Federal Infrastructure Funding Task Force has proven to be a game-changer for evaluating funding opportunities across city agencies," said Julie Tighe, president, New York League of Conservation Voters. "NYLCV congratulates Mayor Adams, Deputy Mayor Meera Joshi and the entire task force for demonstrating their commitment to sustainability and to creating a greener, more resilient city for all."

"Congratulations to the Adams Administration for its hard work to secure this vital funding," said Kate Slevin, Executive vice president, Regional Plan Association. "This federal infrastructure money will be invested in projects that improve commutes, allow equitable economic development, clean the air and offer healthier lifestyles."

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