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 Announces $114 Million in Zero and Low Interest Loans For 20 Water...

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 Announces $6.2 Million in Grants For Historic Properties Damaged By Superstorm Sandy

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

Lowey Announces $42.8 Million in Federal Emergency Preparedness Grants for New York Area Transit...

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 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.

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As the City of New York negotiates the housing budget amidst an unprecedented homelessness crisis, homeless activists from the House Our Future NY campaign interrupted a budget hearing held by the City Council’s Housing and Buildings Committee. Led by Nathylin Flowers Adesegun–the homeless 73-year old