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Senator Martinez announces grants awarded to S.D. 4 organizations

New York State Senator Monica R. Martinez announced that $35,000 has been allocated to three community-based programs in the Fourth Senatorial District.  The funding secured by Senator Martinez will go to the Amityville Union Free School District, Citizenship Initiative for Change, and the Suffolk County Police Athletic League, Inc. for:

  • Amityville UFSD: Awarded $10,000 to enhance its environmental research center for students. This center will provide students with hands-on learning opportunities in environmental science and sustainability.
  • Citizenship Initiative for Change: Granted $10,000 to assist minority groups in navigating the citizenship examination process. This initiative aims to empower individuals by providing resources and support essential for successful citizenship attainment.
  • Suffolk County Police Athletic League, Inc.: Received $15,000 to expand mentoring and camp programs. These programs are designed to provide underserved youth with positive role models, educational activities, and recreational opportunities in communities of need.

"I am proud to have had the opportunity to support these initiatives that will provide important services within our community,” said Senator Martinez.  "This funding will help each organization fulfill its mission and improve lives within the Fourth Senatorial District."

This announcement includes the first grants to be released from funding provided through the state’s fiscal year 2025 budget, adopted earlier this spring.  Additional award announcements are expected throughout the summer.