Katko’s requests for community project funding include $1 million for renovations to the emergency operations center in Onondaga County, $500,000 for a Great Lakes coastal resiliency study and $140,000 to help the Syracuse Police Department purchase 14 body-worn cameras.
He is also seeking $750,000 for Catholic Charities in Syracuse to establish a housing services center, which would provide 80 beds for homeless men, six apartments for frail homeless men and office space for about 40 employees. The center would also have on-site health and mental health services. Oswego County would get $750,000 to upgrade and expand the water treatment facility in the village of Phoenix.
The other requests include:
• $256,000 for Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center in Syracuse to acquire equipment and software for an electronic medical record system.
• $250,000 for the Oswego County Department of Social Services to implement a “Rides to Recovery” program, which would reimburse drivers who transport residents seeking mental health care, addiction treatment, or other services.
• $180,000 for Newark-Wayne Community Hospital to purchase 14 defibrillator units
• $160,000 for the village of Aurora to replace aging intake pipe and pumps at the Wells College water plant