Federal legislators announce $24 million for programs in Brooklyn


Brooklyn is getting an economic boost this year, thanks to the federal officials who helped secure $24 million in funding for the borough. 

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and his New York State partner Kirsten Gillibrand, plus Democratic House Leader Hakeem Jeffries hailed the influx of money slated for Brooklyn that will come as part of the recently-passed omnibus package to fund the government next year. 

“From increasing economic opportunity, and expanding health care services, to delivering small business support and enhancing anti-violence programs, these local Brooklyn organizations are making a huge impact on our fellow Brooklynites and our communities,” Schumer said in a statement.