Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Announces $3 Million in Capital Grants

 

    November 22, 2010

    For Immediate Release

    Contact: Senator Rubén Díaz

     

     

    Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Announces $3 Million in Capital Grants

     

    Bronx, NY - State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (SD 32) today announced the availability of over $3 million in capital grants to twenty organizations in his district.

     

    “I am proud to announce these much-needed grants,” stated Senator Díaz. “The organizations that will receive these capital funds provide extremely important services to the community. These grants will improve services, and ultimately, the beneficiaries are the people who live in the 32nd Senatorial District,” concluded Senator Díaz.

     

    Four organizations that have been awarded $500,000 have already received three-way approval (Senate, Assembly and the division of the Budget) for their respective grants. They are:

     

    The Children’s Aid Society -  $100,000  - Media Equipment and Installation

    Richard Buery, President/CEO                 Wiring and Electrical Work

    105 East 22nd Street

    New York, NY 10010

     

    NYC Board of Education -  $100,000 - Technological and Audio Visual

    P.S. 5/Port Morris School                     Equipment and Stage Curtains

    Mary Padilla, Principal

    564 Jackson Avenue

    Bronx, NY 10455

     

    Urban Health Plan -  $150,000-  Construction of a LEED Certified

    Paloma Hernandez, CEO           Diagnostic and Treatment Center

    1065 Southern Boulevard

    Bronx, NY 10459

     

    Youth Ministries for Peace -  $150,000 - Construction of a Community

                                                                 and Justice Facility

    David R. Shuffler, Executive Director

    1384 Stratford Avenue

    Bronx, NY 10472

     

    The remaining organizations have been notified that they will receive funding once their paperwork is complete. Senator Díaz has indicated that he has reached out to these groups to assist them in this process.

     

    The Children’s Aid Society - $100,000  - Purchase of Electronic Health Records

    Richard Buery, President/CEO                   System;

    105 East 22nd Street                             Construction of a Children’s Play Room

    New York, NY 10010

     

    Hyde Leadership Charter School - $198,500 - Technology Equipment

    Elizabeth Olney, Principal

    730 Bryant Avenue

    Bronx, NY 10474

     

    NYC Board of Education - $245,000  - Renovations to the School Library

    P.S. 75/Spotlight on Excellence

    Arrieta Cruz/Principal

    984 Faile Street

    Bronx, NY 10459

     

    NYC Board of Education - $117,000 - Upgrades to Air Conditioning

    P.S. 100/Isaac Clason School

    Chad Altman/Principal

    800 Taylor Avenue

    Bronx, NY 10473

     

    NYC Board of Education - $115,000 - Upgrades to the Playground

                                                                         Equipment

    P.S. 5/Port Morris School

    Mary Padilla, Principal

    564 Jackson Avenue

    Bronx, NY 10455

     

    NYC Board of Education -  $226,000 - Installation of Electrical Wiring

    P.S. 69

    Sheila Durant/Principal

    560 Thieriot Avenue

    Bronx, NY 10473

     

    NYC Board of Education - $300,000 - Purchase of Computers and Equipment

    East Bronx Academy for the Future

    Sarah Scrogin/ Principal

    1716 Southern Boulevard

    Bronx, NY 10460

     

    NYC Board of Education - $200,000 - Purchase of Equipment

    Academy for Career of Living Skills

    Caron Martin/Principal

    1434 Longfellow Avenue

    Bronx, NY 10459

     

    Per Scholas, Inc. - $250,000 - Renovations to the Facility

    Plinio Ayala/President (CEO)

    804 East 138th Street

    Bronx, NY 10454

     

    NYC Board of Education - $1,000,000 - Construction of a Gymnasium

    Banana Kelly High School

    Joshua Laub/Principal

    965 Longwood Avenue

    Bronx, NY 10459

     

    NYC Board of Education - $27,400 - Installation of a Science Lab

    P.S. 107

    Pamela Lee/Principal

    1695 Seward Avenue

    Bronx, NY 10473

     

    NYC Board of Education -  $24,100 - Purchase and Installation of Bleachers and

    M.S. 302 Gymnasium

    Angel Rodriguez/Principal

    681 Kelly Street

    Bronx, NY 10455

     

    NYC Board of Education - $50,000 - Construction of an Outdoor Classroom

    Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom School

    Nancy Mann/Principal

    1021 Jennings Street

    Bronx, NY 10460

     

    NYC Board of Education - $50,000 - Purchase of Bicycle Equipment

    Felisa Rincon de Gautier

    Institute for Law and Public Policy

    Grismaldy Laboy/Principal

    1440 Story Avenue

    Bronx, NY 10473

     

    NYC Board of Education - $50,000 - Installation of Wiring for Air Conditioning

    Pelham Preparatory Academy

    Jane Aronoff/Principal

    925 Astor Avenue

    Bronx, NY 10469

     

    NY Metro Hawks - $75,000 - Purchase of a Passenger Van

    Hakiem A. Yahmadi/CEO

    P.O. Box 139

    New York, NY 10031

     

    Regional Aid for Interim Needs, Inc. - $50,000 - Purchase of a Van

    R.A.I.N. Boston Road Senior Center

    2424 Boston Road/Director

    Bronx, NY 10467

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