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Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Andrew M. Cuomo, re-elected the 56th Governor of New York State on November 4, 2014, has a lifelong commitment to public service and the proven leadership skills to make government work for the people of the state.


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Governor Cuomo Announces $1.2 Million to House Historic Carousel on Buffalo’s Waterfront

New Home for Vintage Carousel at Canalside to Provide Year-Round Entertainment. Governor Highlights Success of Outer Harbor and Transformation of Buffalo Harbor State Park – Rehabilitated Breakwall Opens Up Unprecedented Access to Lake Erie Waterfront. Next Phase of Improvements at City’s First State Park Already Underway

Governor Cuomo Announces 22 Properties Recommended to State and National Registers of Historic Places

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended the addition of 22 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The nominations reflect the remarkable breadth of New York’s history, ranging from the first school to offer special education within the City of Buffalo school system, to an Elmira public housing complex named after an Underground Railroad figure

The Supportive Housing Network of NY Applauds Governor Cuomo for advancing MOU

Governor Cuomo directed the New York State Division of the Budget to execute a memorandum of understanding to release approximately $2 billion in funding for the creation of more than 100,000 units of affordable and supportive housing over the next five years, including 6,000 units of supportive housing. Here is his announcement

Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of $14.4 Million Affordable Housing Development in Ontario County

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the $14.4 million Trolley Station Apartments in Canandaigua, Ontario County. The 48-unit supportive housing development, operated by DePaul Community Services, offers residential based services for low-income individuals and residents with behavioral health issues

Governor Cuomo Directs New York State Division of Budget to Sign $2 Billion Homelessness...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed Robert Mujica, Director of the New York State Division of the Budget, to execute a memorandum of understanding to release $2 billion in funding to advance the creation of more than 100,000 units of affordable and supportive housing over the next five years. The executed agreement is now before the New York State Senate and Assembly for action.

Governor Cuomo Announces Awards for Development of First 1,200 Supportive Housing Units

The awards, made following a Request for Proposals issued in June, will support the ongoing service and operating expenses of supportive housing projects. This funding will be made available to supportive housing providers under five-year contracts which are renewable at the end of their term. New York State Homes and Community Renewal and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance will work with supportive housing providers who have received these conditional contract awards to secure the capital funding needed to complete supportive housing projects. These awards represent a major step forward in the Governor’s unprecedented $2.6 billion, five-year plan to construct 6,000 new supportive housing units across New York State

Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of $9.2 Million Energy Efficiency Project at Purchase College

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of a New York Power Authority $9.2 million energy efficiency project that will save SUNY Purchase College about $400,000 in annual energy costs. The completion of this project advances the Governor’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy and recently enacted Clean Energy Standard, a nation-leading mandate to supply 50 percent of New York’s electricity from renewable energy resources by 2030

Governor Cuomo Directs Immediate Cuts to State Energy Usage Amid this Weekend’s Heatwave

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed state agencies to take immediate steps to lower electricity usage in New York State due persistent high temperatures and humidity expected today and through the weekend. All state agencies have been directed to immediately lower energy usage by turning off lights, raising air conditioning temperatures, closing window shades, and powering down unused computers, printers and other electrical devices; other regions were put on notice that they might have to do the same later in the day

Governor Cuomo Announces $11 Million Transformation of Vacant Land Into 45 Affordable Homes in...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of Stadium Estates, an $11 million, affordable housing development that is revitalizing Rochester's JOSANA neighborhood and creating 45 affordable homes. Stadium Estates is part of Governor Cuomo's unprecedented commitment to affordable housing and community renewal, which includes $20 billion in the 2016-17 state budget for comprehensive statewide affordable housing and homelessness action plans

Governor Cuomo Announces $29.7 Million in Grants for North Country Water Infrastructure Improvements

Governor Cuomo today announced $29.7 million in grants to support 18 critical municipal water infrastructure projects in the North Country. These grants are part of the second round of NYS Water Grants funded through the state’s highly successful Water Infrastructure Improvement Act

Governor Cuomo Announces Consumer Hotline to Accept Reports of “Zombie Properties” Across the State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New Yorkers can report vacant and abandoned properties in their communities through a hotline at the New York State Department of Financial Services. As part of groundbreaking legislation signed by Governor Cuomo last week to prevent foreclosures and curb the threat posed to communities by “zombie properties” across the state, DFS will maintain an electronic registry of vacant and abandoned properties.


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to prevent foreclosures and curb the threat posed to communities by “zombie properties.” The bill was passed as part of the 2016 Legislative Session and is a boon for the economic health and public safety of communities and homeowners who would otherwise be at risk of losing their residences. The legislation combats the blight of vacant and abandoned properties by expediting the rehabilitation, repair and improvement of these properties, and enabling the State to assist homeowners facing mortgage foreclosure. The Governor signed the legislation into law, touring the state and visiting affected communities, at events in Syracuse, Manhattan and Long Island

Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of New Solar Parks Initiative

Governor Cuomo today announced the launch of a new solar initiative between the New York Power Authority and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The agencies signed an agreement to assess and potentially develop solar array installations at state parks on Long Island and the Hudson Valley.


$22 Million for the New Neighborhood Revitalization Program to Help Low- and Middle-Income New Yorkers Buy and Renovate Vacant, Distressed Properties. $27 Million in Grants to Assist Existing Eligible Homeowners with Renovations. NRP Launches During National Homeownership Month to Help Communities in the Capital Region, Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Long Island and New York City

Governor Cuomo Announces Four New NY Green Bank Transactions to Generate Up to $220...

Previous NY Green Bank Investments Have Added Solar at 840 Homes and Wind Turbine Construction in Five Counties; Projects Expected to Reduce Carbon Emissions By Nearly Three Million Metric Tons

Governor Cuomo Announces Groundbreaking of New $7.35 Million Affordable Housing Development in Cortland

Christopher Community’s Riverview Apartments to Offer 39 Units of Affordable and Supportive Housing. Local Investment Complements “Central NY Rising” – Region’s Successful Upstate Revitalization Initiative Blueprint to Grow the Economy and Create New Opportunities

Governor Cuomo Announces Construction Underway on $22 Million Affordable and Supportive Housing Project in...

overnor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of construction on a $22.3 million affordable and supportive housing development for low-income and formerly homeless individuals. The project involves the renovation of the former Wilbur, Campbell, & Stephens Co. Factory built in 1899 along the Hudson River in Troy. Since 2011, the state has invested more than $20 million in housing and community revitalization developments in Troy that have created more than 350 units and driven $79 million in additional public and private investment in the city.

Governor Cuomo Announces $150 Million Available For Renewable Energy Projects

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $150 million in funding to support large-scale renewable energy projects across the state. This funding will facilitate public-private partnerships to advance the Governor’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy and ensure the state meets its goal of generating 50 percent of its electricity from carbon-free renewable energy projects by 2030.

Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of US Customs Commercial Building at Peace Bridge Plaza

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the $24 million U.S. Customs Commercial Building at the Peace Bridge. The newly expanded and renovated facility will significantly decrease traffic congestion and facilitate more efficient customs processing. The project is an important component of the Peace Bridge Understanding of 2013, which lays out a plan for taking concrete steps aimed at improving traffic flow on the American side of the bridge.

Governor Cuomo Announces Start of Construction on Project to Transform Former School Into a...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced construction is underway on the $24.4 million Niagara City Lofts project that will transform the former South Junior High School into a 61-unit mixed-income, mixed-use affordable housing development. Financing for the project has been secured through New York State Homes and Community Renewal and Empire State Development.

Governor Cuomo Announces $25 Million to Construct Supportive Housing Projects

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $25 million has been awarded for seven supportive housing projects that will create 286 units of supportive housing for homeless and low-income New Yorkers, including veterans, adults recovering from substance abuse and those living with disabling mental health conditions.


The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees has approved an electric rate cut for municipalities, schools and public agencies in New York City and Westchester County. The trustees approved a $4.8 million reduction, or 3.6 percent, for the fixed-cost component of the rates for NYPA governmental customers in New York City, which include the City of New York, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York City Housing Authority, New York State Office of General Services and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Governor Cuomo Announces 30 Organizations to Receive Low-Cost Power That Will Lead to 230...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that the New York Power Authority Board of Trustees has approved low-cost power allocations to 30 organizations under the ReCharge NY program that will support 1,362 jobs, including 230 new positions.

Governor Cuomo Announces 900 Solar Projects Underway Through 26 Community Solarize Campaigns Across the...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 900 solar projects are underway through 26 community “Solarize” campaigns across New York State. A component of the NY-Sun program and the Governor’s comprehensive Reforming the Energy Vision strategy, the “Solarize” campaigns are geared towards locally-organized community outreach efforts aimed at getting more homes and businesses to install solar. The Governor also announced another 31 Solarize campaigns are set to begin this spring.

Governor Cuomo Congratulates First Graduating Class of the Solar Ready Vets Program at Fort...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today congratulated the first 19 Fort Drum military personnel to complete the Solar Ready Vets training program, which prepares them for careers in the growing solar industry after their transition from military service. The Solar Ready Vets program at Fort Drum is the first graduating cohort supported by the U.S. Department of Energy in New York and one of five active programs in the nation

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Department of Civil Service Announces New Career Opportunities for Engineers in...

The Department of Civil Service today announced the New York State Career Opportunities in Engineering Program, a new civil service exam program that will provide qualified engineers with immediate and continuous access to a wide array of job opportunities across state government. More than 250 engineering positions are expected to be filled statewide over the next six months

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SEIA Praises Governor Cuomo for Pledging 100 Percent Clean Electricity Goal...

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for pledging to move New York to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040, which he announced in a speech on his early 2019 policy agenda