Nassau Awarded Grant To Study Emergency Power For East Rockaway And Bay Park Communities

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.

Rep. Rice Announces Grant Awards for Organizations Helping Homeless Veterans on Long Island

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).

Brewer announces $30 million in Manhattan capital grant awards for 2015

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.

Lowey Announces $549,000 in Federal Grants for Westchester County Airport Improvement Projects

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 (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

Governor Cuomo Announces $11 Million for Over 1,000 Affordable Housing Units

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 Cuomo Announces $3.3 Million in Grants to Help Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

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

Rep. Israel Announces Nearly $100K Grant for LI Biotech Start Up

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.

Federal Funding For Plattsburgh Will Be Used To Purchase New Equipment

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

Rep. Israel Announces $1.1 Million FEMA Grant for Superstorm Sandy Repairs in Oyster Bay

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.

Mayor Lovely Warren Announces Second Round of 2015 Owner-Occupant Roofing Program

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.

City’s Repair Costs Could Be $7 Million or More & Place Hefty Financial Burden...

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 Higgins & Mayor Brown Join Federal Home Loan Bank of New York in...

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 Cuomo Announces $141.3 Million to Build and Preserve Affordable Housing Across the State

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 Major Push, Schumer Announces $2 Million In Federal Funds For Brooklyn Navy Yard’s...

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 Congratulates Dr. Ya Wang at Stony Brook University on Receipt of...

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)

FHLBNY Awards a $1.2 Million Affordable Housing Grant in Clifton Springs

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


Brooklyn Navy Yard Currently Employs More than 7,000 People & is Nearly At Leasing Capacity; Expanding Building 77 at the Navy Yard Would Provide Additional Space for Thousands of Jobs

Empire State Development Announces Investment In The Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail To Boost Tourism

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced plans for expanded Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail promotion to increase tourism in Warren, Washington, Essex and Saratoga counties and brand the region as a craft beverage destination in New York State.

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $600,000 In Federal Funding For Monroe County

Eastman Business Park Will Use Funding For Manufacturing And Job Creation Opportunities In Rochester. The project aims to provide technology entrepreneurs with more efficient and economical pathways to develop their businesses.

Assembly Restores $19.5 Million in Funding for Economic Development Programs that Benefit Local Jobs...

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Local Governments Committee Chair William Magnarelli and Economic Development, Commerce, Industry and Job Creation Committee Chair Robin Schimminger today announced that $19.5 million in funding restorations for economic development funding is included in the approved 2015-16 SFY Budget.

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New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer announces an update on the progress made to improve conditions at the buildings included on the tenth annual Alternative Enforcement Program (AEP) list.  Since the 2017 AEP list was released in February, 138 buildings have improved conditions and met the criteria for discharge from the program. The AEP list identifies 250 distressed multifamily residential buildings with HPD violations and allows for enhanced enforcement, which includes roof to cellar inspections, fees, and an AEP Order to Correct the underlying conditions of the HPD violations.  These enhanced enforcement tools are used to improve living conditions for each building’s residents

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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%).