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From community centers to DNA testing, Congresswoman Meng secures $13M for Queens initiatives

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Mar. 13, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng secured over $13 million in federal funds for Queens projects through a recently passed government spending package.  As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Meng is one of the 61 members that determines which agencies, programs and initiatives across the country receive federal…
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The city wants to fund your community improvement ideas with ‘The People’s Money’


Oct. 12, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan A participatory budgeting process to allow New Yorkers to decide how to spend part of the city’s budget, a fairly novel initiative coined the “The People’s Money,” is now open for idea submissions.  Phase 1 of the new cycle kicked off on Oct. 10 and will last until Nov. 19. During this idea generation period, all New Yorkers over the age of 11, and regardless of immigration status, can submit ideas for projects that address the needs of their community.  Projects must involve an expense, such as an after-school program or mental health initiative…
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Borough President Richards celebrates allocation of nearly $17 million to Queens parks and libraries in FY2023

Jul. 12, 2023 By Michael Dorgan The 2023 fiscal budget year ended last month and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards on Wednesday, July 12, outlined how he allocated nearly $17 million in funding for Queens parks and the Queens Public Library system. Richards, who has been in office since December 2020, apportioned $10 million for…
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