Education & Training

Education & Training


Congressman Eliot Engel and the Coalition for the Homeless are again teaming-up to help New York City's homeless children get ready for school with "Project: Back to School," a drive to collect school supplies for the thousands of school age children living in the city's homeless shelters.

Governor Cuomo Announces $14.7 Million Project to Transform Former School 77 Into Affordable Housing...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $14.7 million project to transform the vacant former City of Buffalo public School 77 into a community hub with 30 affordable apartments for seniors, office space, community space, a community recreational gymnasium, and an auditorium for a local theatre company.

Governor Cuomo Announces New $9.8 Million Family Housing Development in Monroe County

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of Crerand Commons II, a new housing development for families in the Town of Gates, Monroe County. The $9.8 million development offers working families the opportunity to live in quality, affordable homes in close proximity to public transportation, child care, and employment opportunities. The complex also complements Finger Lakes Forward, Governor Cuomo's successful blueprint for regional economic development

NYCEDC Seeks Proposals To Bring Mixed-Income Housing and Open Space To Long Island City

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the development of a 58,000 square foot site in Long Island City, Queens. Activation of this underutilized site represents a unique opportunity to deck over a below-grade rail yard and create vibrant mixed-use, mixed-income housing development above with open space, community facilities and neighborhood retail.

SUNY-Purchase Fire Shows Need for New York To Mandate Fire Sprinklers In College Dorms

A recent fire at a State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase College student housing building has spotlighted the importance of requiring all college dormitories to have automatic fire sprinklers, according to leaders of the New York Fire Sprinkler Council, a division of the Mechanical Contractors Association of New York

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


U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2 million in federal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Specifically, the funding is authorized by HUD’s Jobs-Plus Pilot Program, which provides public housing authorities and their partners with funding to help residents increase their earned income and become self-sufficient. Jobs-Plus supports work readiness and connects public housing residents with employment, education and financial empowerment services in order to help public housing residents find and keep jobs

Mangano Attends Annual Building Homes For Heroes Walk-A-Thon At Dutch Broadway Elementary

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano visited Dutch Broadway Elementary School in Elmont, on Friday, June 3rd, to celebrate the staff and students’ participation in the 4th Annual Building Homes for Heroes Walk-a-thon. The proceeds from the walk-a-thon are used towards Building Homes for Heroes, a national non-profit organization that rebuilds or modifies homes and gifts them mortgage-free to veterans and their families.

Mangano Helps Homeowners File For Property Tax Relief By Offering July Workshops

As part of his continued efforts to help homeowners reduce their property tax burden, County Executive Edward Mangano will be hosting a series of Property Tax Exemptions Workshops in July at libraries and community meeting halls throughout Nassau County

Governor Cuomo Announces First Solar Schools Project at the New York Institute for Special...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York Institute for Special Education in the Bronx will be the site of the state's first solar schools project and will have solar panel arrays installed thanks to a power purchase agreement with SolarCity. This public-private partnership is the first such agreement under the Governor's K-Solar program, which is designed to increase the use of renewable energy at public school districts and nonprofit schools across the state. As part of the agreement, the project will receive


U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,318,695 in federal funds for 16 municipalities and housing authorities in the Capital Region. These funds were allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program. The FSS program assists local social services agencies, community colleges, businesses and other local organizations in providing education and job training in order to help those participating in HUD’s housing voucher program and living in public housing gain marketable job skills.

Senator Gallivan Announces Electronic Recycling Event at Rush-Henrietta High School

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma), Sunnking, Time Warner Cable and the Rush-Henrietta High School Natural Helpers announce a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, October 17. Residents can drop-off and properly dispose of electronic devices free of charge between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Rush-Henrietta High School at 1799 Lehigh Station Road.

Workshops to be Held in Beacon to Assist Households & Small Businesses Access Solar...

Poughkeepsie…The Dutchess County Department of Planning & Development in conjunction with the Solarize Hudson Valley campaign, announced three free Solarize Beacon + educational workshops will be held to assist Dutchess County homeowners and small business owners with obtaining access to solar energy discounts. As part of the workshops, potential solar customers will have the opportunity to meet and interview pre-selected local installation firms and current solar users to learn about solar technology and financing options for their homes and businesses

NYC’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice Wins National Steel Building Award

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice expansion project at City University of New York in Manhattan has earned national recognition in the 2015 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2). In honor of this achievement, members of the project team will be presented with awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) during a ceremony at the building on Thursday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m.

EC Real Property Tax Services to Present Tax Foreclosure Seminar

The Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Service has announced it will be holding its annual seminar on how to purchase tax foreclosed properties. The seminar, titled “How to Purchase Tax Foreclosed Properties," will be hosted by the Director of Real Property Tax Services, Joseph L. Maciejewski and will offer insight into the foreclosure process as well as the procedure for purchasing these properties at the next tax foreclosure sale.

Lowey Announces $29 Million in Federal Funds for Schools in New York’s 17th Congressional...

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today announced $29,498,111 in FY2015 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title I program funding for schools in New York’s 17th Congressional District (NY-17), which includes parts of Westchester County and all of Rockland County. This year’s funding is an increase over the previous year’s allocation.

Brewer announces $6 million for tech in 57 Manhattan public schools

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced a slate of capital grant awards promoting the use of technology and technology instruction in Manhattan’s public schools. The grants will be included in the city’s budget for Fiscal Year 2016, whose adoption is expected later this month.

Western New York Regional Economic Development Council to Hold Consolidated Funding Application Workshops

New York State’s CFA process and how to access up to $750 million in competitive economic development funding from more than 20 programs available through 11 state agencies using one online application.

Senate Democratic Conference To Unveil Major Housing Reform Initiatives

Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Housing Committee Ranker, Senator Adriano Espaillat, Senator Liz Krueger, Senator Jose Serrano, Senator Daniel Squadron, and Members of the New York State Senate Democratic Conference

Sunrun And Westfield Corporation Launch Interactive Home Solar Shopping Experience

Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., today announced a partnership with the Westfield Corporation to bring interactive stations to malls in New York and California. Beginning this week, Westfield malls will unveil stations that educate consumers on the ease and cost savings of making the switch to solar, and provide customized home proposals in minutes.

Mangano Announces Free Workshop For Homebuyers On June 1st

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced a free workshop, “Making Home Buying a Reality,” sponsored by Liberty National Title Agency, Ciao Baby Restaurant & Lounge, the Long Island Housing Partnership and the Nassau County Office of Housing and Community Development. The free workshop will take place on Monday, June 1st from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Ciao Baby Restaurant & Lounge located at 5074 Sunrise Highway in Massapequa Park


The SLRREF was established as part of the New York Power Authority’s relicensing of the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project in 2003. Funding is available to local or state education organizations, tribal education organizations, colleges or universities, and nonprofit groups for educational and research projects.

NY State Appellate Court Hears Arguments in Case against NYC Department of Buildings for...

The New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division heard oral arguments on Thursday in the Mechanical Contractors V. NYCDOB, Case No. 13-10093, regarding controversy over whether the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) has the legal authority to ignore Building Code requirements when buildings are constructed modularly. This includes the largest Lego-style modular construction project in North America located at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards (now rebranded as Pacific Park), a 32-story, 363 unit residential building.

Higgins Calls for Support of Solar Ready Vets Program

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) called on Congress to support the Solar Ready Vets program, a federal initiative introduced by the White House to provide job training and opportunities for veterans in the rapidly growing solar industry. Speaking on the House Floor on Earth Day, Higgins urged colleagues to support the new initiative.

Senate Passes Legislation to Help Family Caregivers

The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would help caregivers receive the necessary resources to deliver care to older adults and others with long term health needs in a home setting. The CARE Act (S676A) sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon (R, Nassau), would reduce future hospitalizations of patients by ensuring that caregivers are involved in and educated about patients’ needs and how to best meet them once they leave the hospital.

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases


Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo today announced that Mortgage Research Center, LLC, doing business as VAMortgage Center and/or Veterans United Home Loans, will pay approximately $604,000 in restitution to New York consumers, primarily veterans, as part of a consent order entered into with the Department of Financial Services (DFS).

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Total Household Debt Increases, Driven by Mortgage, Auto and Credit Card...

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today issued its Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit,which reported that total household debt increased by $114 billion (0.9%) to $12.84 trillion in the second quarter of 2017. There were modest increases in mortgage, auto and credit card debt (increasing by 0.7%, 2% and 2.6% respectively), no change to student loan debt and a modest decline in balances on home equity lines of credit (decreasing by 0.9%).