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.

Mayor de Blasio, Senator Schumer Announce $3 Billion in Federal Funds to Repair and...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced today approximately $3 billion in federal funding to repair and protect 33 public housing developments that sustained severe damage during Hurricane Sandy – the largest FEMA grant in the history of the agency. Half of the funds will be designated for repairs, while the other half will be aimed at implementing resiliency measures to better protect developments from future disasters. The funding is authorized by FEMA’s Alternative Procedures, which provides a lump sum payment instead of the typical incremental funding by FEMA.


U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey today announced $4,888,354 in federal funding for the Village of Grand View-on-Hudson. The funding will be allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and allow the village in Rockland County to replace the Village Hall building that was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage to the Village Hall Office, located on River Road, requiring the building to be condemned.

Molinaro Announces over $900,000 in Community Development Block Grant Program Awards

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro has announced more than $900,000 will be awarded to 11 municipalities through the Dutchess County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, funding eight key projects throughout the county.

Mayor Lovely Warren Announces Brownfield Funds – Grant Money to Help Redevelop “Old Delco”...

Mayor Lovely A. Warren released details.
“This grant will help us continue Rochester’s transformation by turning vacant and blighted areas into positive resources for the community”.
“This redevelopment strategy will help us leverage additional funds and interest for site redevelopment.”

Schumer: Protecting CDBG Funding Is Critical to Cities Like Binghamton, Elmira, Ithaca

The CDBG program provides the Cities of Binghamton, Elmira and Ithaca, as well as other municipalities like it around New York and the nation, with critical funding for transformative and unique development projects.

Rep. Engel Announces $492,000 HUD Grant for Yonkers Municipal Housing Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 27, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a $492,000 grant to the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers. The grant, part of the Residential Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency – Service Coordinators (ROSS-SC) program, will provide funding for non-profit organizations to hire Service Coordinators to synchronize supportive services and other activities designed to help public housing residents achieve economic and housing self-sufficiency.

$775,000 Targeted Investment Pays Off for Farmers in the Hudson Valley

Albany, NY – February 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today highlighted the success of a pilot program initiated by a Kingston food hub thanks to a $775,000 grant from the state Department of Agriculture and Markets and Empire State Development. In 2012, Farm to Table Co-Packers, in partnership with Hudson Valley Harvest and Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation (HVADC), was awarded a New York State grant of $775,000 to expand its infrastructure and processing capacity.

New York Community Trust Gives $4.3 Million to 38 Nonprofits across the City and...

New York, NY – February 5, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The New York Community Trust is making grants to protect consumers from toxic chemicals, provide...

Governor Cuomo Announces $14 Million in Awards for Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 18, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 37 awards, totaling $14 million, to rehabilitate and construct low- and moderate-income housing in every region across the state. The competitive awards are made to local municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to help revitalize communities and drive local economic activity

Assembly Passes Legislation to Reduce Taxes for Property Damaged During Hurricane Sandy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 20, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Speaker Sheldon Silver announced the passage of legislation that will help to streamline the recovery process and prioritize rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Sandy. This legislation (A.9578) authorizes New York City to grant partial abatement of taxes on real property that was seriously damaged during the storm and has since been rebuilt.

With Gillibrand’s Push, Ithaca Homeless Youth Center Awarded Nearly $200,000 HHS Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 12, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $184,010 grant for The Learning Web, a youth development agency in Ithaca. This federal funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children & Families’ Transitional Living Program through the Family and Youth Service Bureau and will be used to expand housing and support services to accommodate more homeless youth. In February, Senator Gillibrand sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, urging for swift approval of this funding request.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 9, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.7 million in federal funds to acquire and demolish flood-damaged structures in the Village of Sidney in Delaware County, and turn them into green space. The federal funds cover 75% of Delaware County’s project to buyout and tear down the properties in this flood-prone location. Because the damaged buildings were located in a flood hazard zone, where there was persistent and severe flooding, demolishing the structures was Delaware County’s preferred plan

Serrano Applauds BronxWorks – Helps with $1 Million Federal Grant

The Bronx, NY - February 12, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman José E. Serrano applauded BronxWorks, an organization in his community that changes lives and assists those in need with a variety of services. Serrano recently helped BronxWorks with a federal grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for their work, which will bring $1 million to the organization

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Awards $1.4 Million in Affordable Housing Grants...

New York, NY - January 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York announced today the award of an $857,500 grant to the St. John Fruit Belt Development Corporation to help finance the St. John Townhomes II project, which will build 49 units of affordable housing in the Fruit Belt neighborhood of Buffalo; a $400,000 grant to the Lackawanna Housing Development Corporation to help finance the Lackawanna Homes project, which will build 48 single-family homes and a community building in a targeted revitalization neighborhood in Lackawanna; and a $163,800 grant to Niagara Community Action Program, Inc. to help finance the rehabilitation of 20 units of owner-occupied housing across Niagara County. Federal Home Loan Bank of New York members M&T Bank and First Niagara Bank submitted the applications for the funding.


New York, NY - December 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to approve Suffolk County’s application for hazard mitigation grants that would help support the Northeast Branch Nissequogue River Restoration Project. The project will mitigate recurring groundwater flooding that impacts residents and businesses around Miller’s Pond and the Northeast Branch of the Nissequogue River. Over 900 homes have been identified as having experienced damaged related to the flood hazard in this area. Schumer today pushed for funding through FEMA’s hazard mitigation grant to improve the storm water infrastructure. Schumer also urged the New York State Office of Emergency Management to include this project in their final list of Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) projects submitted to FEMA by late January

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $38,000 Grant for Bishop Sheen Housing Foundation in Monroe County –...

New York. NY - November 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation will receive a $38,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, specifically from the Housing Preservation Grant program. This funding will be used in all twelve units owned by the Bishop Sheen Housing Foundation to replace roofs, furnaces, and address accessibility issues, like installing handicap ramps

A.G. Schneiderman Announces First Round Of Awards For $20 Million Program To Rebuild And...

BUFFALO - October 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced more than $12.4 million in grant funding for land banks in Erie County/Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Chautauqua County, Newburgh, and Suffolk County. The grants represent the first round of competitive funding awards under the Attorney General’s Land Bank Community Revitalization Initiative. This two-year, $20 million program provides funds from last year’s National Mortgage Settlement with the nation’s largest banks to help communities rebuild and restore neighborhoods hit hard by the housing crisis

A.G. Schneiderman Announces $20 Million In “HOPP” Grants As Part Of Ongoing Program To...

NEW YORK - October 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced $20 million in grants to fund housing counseling and legal services for homeowners across the state. The award money represents the second round of a three-year, $60 million commitment made by the Attorney General’s Office to aid struggling homeowners in New York who are fighting to avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes. Throughout New York State, 34 legal services organizations and 54 housing counseling agencies will receive funds to provide free foreclosure prevention services. The program also includes funding for two anchor partners – the Center for New York City Neighborhoods and the Empire Justice Center – that assist the Office of the Attorney General with program management, provide grantees with technical assistance and administer a robust training curriculum

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