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).
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced her office’s Fiscal Year 2016 capital grant awardees. The grants will be included in the final Fiscal Year 2016 city budget, whose adoption by the City Council is expected later this month.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today announced $549,000 in federal grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to Westchester County Airport for road rehabilitation and drainage improvements
STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $200,000 GRANT FOR SECURITY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES...
State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Mayor Michael Volpe of the Village of Pelham, Pelham Town Supervisor Pete DiPaola, Pelham Deputy Supervisor Councilman Dan McLaughlin, Judge John Gardner, Judge John DeChiaro, and Town Council Member Blake Bell, today announced $195,000 in state funding for security and energy efficiency upgrades to Pelham Town Hall and the Daronco Town House at Pelham’s annual Block Party
The 61 awards across the state's 10 regions were given to municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to help support community priorities, keep people in their homes and expand local opportunities for affordable housing.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $3.3 million for re-entry task forces in 19 counties that coordinate and manage services for formerly incarcerated individuals to successfully transition back to their communities
Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) announced a nearly $100,000 investment for Codagenix, Inc., a biotechnology start up located in Stony Brook, NY. The $99,811.00 federal grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) will provide Codagenix with the resources they need to develop a Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) vaccine, an infectious disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals.
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $57,943 in federal funding for the Plattsburgh Fire Department to purchase new equipment. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program
Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) announced a more than $1.1 million infrastructure investment for the Town of Oyster Bay to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. This disaster assistance, made available through the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Administration’s (FEMA) Public Assistance program, will be used to repair pedestrian sidewalks and curbs at 477 locations throughout Oyster Bay.
In an effort to address emergency, safety and security needs, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $45,000 to the Catskill Housing Authority to help fight crime and drug activities at its Hop-O-Nose Homes development. The funding announced today is part of $6 million awarded nationwide to help secure public housing and one of two grants announced in New York State, with the other going to the New York City Housing Authority.
The $1.8 million 2015 Owner-Occupant Roofing Program started in February and is split into two rounds of funding. Grant awards cover the cost of roof replacement and other related repairs such as gutters, downspouts, roof flashing and minor chimney repair up to $12,000.
FEMA has no record of funding sinkhole repairs under its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) or its Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program, and it was unclear whether sinkhole repairs could be eligible for the funding.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of New York in announcing the award of a $300,000 grant to Belmont Housing Resources for Western New York to help finance the Bellamy Commons project, which involves the conversion of a vacant former community center into 30 affordable housing units.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $141 million in awards for affordable housing developments across the state. The low-interest loans, grants and tax credits will build or preserve 2,160 affordable apartments and are expected to leverage more than $469 million in grants, loans, and private resources.
After Personal Call to Acting Regional Administrator, Schumer Announces U.S. Economic Development Administration Set to Award $2M Federal Grant to Renovate Two Floors of Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Building 77 to Help Accommodate Even More Businesses
Congressman Higgins & Mayor Kulpa Announce Start of Construction on $463,000 in Sidewalk Improvements...
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Mayor Brian Kulpa announced the beginning of construction on a number of sidewalk improvements in the Village of Williamsville. More than $460,000 in federal funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program, will be invested in Williamsville infrastructure enhancements.
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – Shirley) met with Dr. Ya Wang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and her research team at Stony Brook University, who received a $2 million grant from the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E)
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York announced today the award of a $1,272,000 grant to the Genesis Housing Development Corporation to help finance the Spa Apartments project, which involves the rehabilitation of 109 apartments that are home to very low-income seniors and disabled individuals. M&T Bank, a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, submitted the application for the funding
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged his colleagues to vote against the House proposal to cut funding to a key program that supports critical infrastructure projects across New York State. Schumer explained that the House funding bill included severe cuts to the incredibly important and popular Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program