Empire State Development Signs Final Financial Agreement with Related Companies, Vornado Realty LP, and Skanska USA Allowing Major Construction to Begin Construction Moves Forward on...
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $150,000 in federal funding for the Southern Tier Library System (STLS) in Allegany, Steuben, Yates, Schuyler, and Chemung counties. The funding was allocated by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and will allow the STLS to upgrade existing fiber infrastructure that delivers broadband internet capabilities connecting 21 of its public libraries in the five-county region.
Governor Cuomo Announces $4.4 Million to Construct, Rehabilitate and Repair 170 Owner-Occupied Homes Across...
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced nearly $4.4 million in funds to construct, rehabilitate and improve the homes of 170 income-eligible families across New York. The funds are awarded through New York State Homes and Community Renewal's Affordable Home Ownership Development Program, administered by the Affordable Housing Corporation. More than 8,800 homes under this administration have been created or made safer and more affordable with approximately $170 million in Affordable Housing Corporation awards
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) announces a partnership with The Robin Hood Foundation and The New York Public Library (NYPL) to explore options to redevelop the Inwood branch at 4790 Broadway in Manhattan and create new affordable housing on the site. Community Visioning Workshops will be held on January 25th and 28th to give neighborhood residents the opportunity to offer input that will help shape the future development
During, the second quarter of EFC’s fiscal year, commencing in July and ending on September 30, the Board of Directors of the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) has approved $497.5 million in grants and interest-free and low-cost loans to support vital wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects throughout New York State.
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $246,000 in federal funds to the Ithaca Housing Authority (IHA), located in Tompkins County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) program. The funds will be used to help ensure the highest quality of life possible for 250 elderly residents in the town of Ithaca who are reliant on the IHA for their housing needs
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Long Island MacArthur Airport is receiving a $5,880,437 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to construct an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Building.
The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving communities, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the New York Community Trust to raise awareness and encourage the use of resilient building practices in New York City, and to foster a greater understanding among the public and private sector nationwide regarding the many benefits of building for resilience.
New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) today announced that the City of Geneva received an $80,000 NYS Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Business Program award it requested to help CCMI, Inc., a successful local manufacturing company, expand.
The HomeOwnership Center (HOC), headquartered in Utica, NY, is now accepting applications for the City of Utica’s Homeowner Occupied Rehabilitation Program. Rehabilitation projects funded under this grant are targeted to be completed during 2016
The New York Department of State today announced four Local Government Citizens Reorganization Empowerment Grant (CREG) awards to implement dissolutions as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s plans to make New York State more affordable and provide much needed relief to taxpayers. Grants were awarded to the Village of Herrings in Jefferson County to develop a Dissolution Plan, to the Town of Trenton in Oneida County to implement the dissolution of the Village of Prospect, and to the Town and Village of Hermon in St. Lawrence County to implement dissolution of the Village of Hermon.
Therefore, Schumer is pushing to pass sweeping legislation that will encourage landlords to rent to veterans, modify the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program that sells foreclosed homes to veterans, and deliver grants to organizations that support formerly homeless veterans, among many other initiatives aimed at ending veteran homelessness.
EPA Grants to Help New York City Communities Address Local Environmental Challenges; Includes Air...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $84,000 to three New York City organizations working to address environmental contamination in their communities. The grants were awarded under the EPA’s Environmental Justice Small Grants Program, which supports and empowers communities working on solutions to local environmental and public health issues
Governor Cuomo Announces $3.6 Million in Grants Available For Superstorm Sandy Disaster Relief Program
Governor Cuomo announced $3.6 million in grants are available to businesses in New York’s fishing industry affected by the impacts of Superstorm Sandy. Funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the grants will reimburse sectors of New York’s fishing industry that suffered a loss of revenue due to the storm.
Two projects in New York State were among six that have been awarded a total of $5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve efficiency in operations of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Zeldin, Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.4 Million in Federal Funding for Suffolk County’s Francis...
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Lee Zeldin today announced $2,486,087 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding for Francis S. Gabreski Airport. The grant is being provided to Suffolk County for the rehabilitation of runway 15/33 at Gabreski Airport. The airport is home to the 106th Rescue Wing of the Air National Guard and supports over 60,000 aircraft operations a year.
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant of $3,365,733 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration funding and $325,000 in Healthy Homes supplemental funding for the City of Rochester. This critical funding will provide necessary resources to spur collaboration between the Rochester Housing Authority and the Monroe County Department of Health to prevent lead poisoning accidents. With this funding the City of Rochester will now be able to address lead hazards
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant of $2,217,833 in Lead Hazard Control funding for Chautauqua County to address lead hazards in 150 housing units. This critical funding will provide necessary resources to spur collaboration between Chautauqua County and local organizations, including the Jamestown and Dunkirk Housing Authorities, in order toreduce the number of lead-poisoned children and protect families by targeting health hazards in homes with significant lead and other home health and safety hazards.
Governor Cuomo announced that New York State is helping municipalities strengthen their water infrastructure through more than $114 million in zero and low-interest loans. These loans will support improvements at 16 wastewater facilities and four drinking water systems. Six of these projects will also make facilities and systems more resilient in the face of extreme weather
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer launched his push today to fight steep funding cuts that have been proposed to two federal programs in the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill that would negatively impact the City of Elmira. Schumer explained that these cuts would effectively decimate critical funding that the City of Elmira relies on for local public infrastructure projects, home rehabilitation and ownership programs, neighborhood revitalization efforts and more.
Governor Cuomo announced more than $6.2 million in grant awards to help 16 historically significant properties repair severe damage from Superstorm Sandy in 2012. This is the second round of funding announced by the Governor to rehabilitate historic landmarks damaged in the storm
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today announced $42,895,811 million in FY2015 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) emergency preparedness grants for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the New York/New Jersey Port Authority, an increase of $11,055,336 over last year’s allocation.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Department of Public Works (DPW), in partnership with United Water, has secured a New York Stated grant to explore the feasibility of constructing a microgrid on the property of the Bay Park Wastewater Treatment Plant. The microgrid would power locations in Bay Park and the Village of East Rockaway during times of emergency
The New York Power Authority and an Israeli software development firm have been awarded a $900,000 grant to develop a system that can rapidly detect malfunctioning power transformers before they cause larger problems on the electric grid.
U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today announced that two local organizations have been awarded nearly $300,000 in federal grant funds to help homeless veterans on Long Island find jobs and sustainable housing. Easter Seals New York, Inc. will receive $150,000 and United Veterans Beacon House, Inc. will receive $145,000 through the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP).