Press Releases

09.07.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $263 MILLION IN ANTI-TERRORISM FUNDING FOR NYPD, REGIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES & NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN-AND-AROUND NYC

Dept. of Homeland Security's UASI Program Provides Funding to Address Needs of High-Threat Urban Areas, Like NYC, and Protects Against Acts of Terrorism State Homeland Security Program Provides Funding to Support Implementation of Homeland Security Strategies U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that New York is set to receive more than $263 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA… Continue Reading


09.07.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $13 MILLION IN FED FUNDING TO AID NY STATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & AFFORDABLE HOUSING; SENATORS ALSO URGE PRESIDENT TO REVERSE COURSE AND FULLY FUND PROGRAMS NEXT YEAR

The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) And The HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Provides Essential Funds For Transformative Development Initiatives Across New York State, Has Created Good-Paying Jobs By Supporting Local Housing And Development Projects, And Investing In Neighborhood Rehabilitation Cuts To CDBG And HOME Put First-Time Homeownership & Rehabilitation Programs, Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts, Public Facility Upgrades & Economic Devel… Continue Reading


09.07.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $597,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GRIFFISS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ONEIDA COUNTY

Department Of Transportation Funding Will Allow The Airport To Acquire Snow Removal Equipment U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $597,420 for Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the grant will be used to fund the acquisition of new snow removal equipment. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting b… Continue Reading


09.06.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $77,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR VILLAGE OF PERRY

USDA Rural Business Development Grant Will Promote Tourism In Finger Lakes Region U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $77,900 in federal funding for the Village of Perry in Wyoming County. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant program. Specifically, the Village of Perry will use this funding to support technical assistance in managing the Letchworth Ga… Continue Reading


09.06.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $99,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR VILLAGE OF WATERLOO

USDA Rural Business Development Grant Will Support Critical Water Infrastructure in Finger Lakes Region U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $99,500 in federal funding for the Village of Waterloo in Seneca County. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant program. Specifically, the Village of Waterloo will use the funding to replace the pressure relief val… Continue Reading


09.05.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $480,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE MASSENA INTERNATIONAL-RICHARDS FIELD AIRPORT

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Support Critical Infrastructure Upgrades U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $480,700 for the Massena International-Richards Field Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Massena International-Richards Field Airport will use the funding to make drainage improvements necessary t… Continue Reading


09.05.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ACADEMIC, CULTURAL, RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS IN NEW YORK STATE

IMLS Funding Will Support Six Projects in NYC & Capital Region to Improve Electronic Records & Advance Community-Based Projects U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,065,138 in federal funding for New York State through the Institute of Museum and Library Services's (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program and National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program. Specifically, the Research Foundation of the State Univer… Continue Reading


09.05.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $146,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NORTH SYRACUSE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding Will Be Used To Expand Recruitment & Retention U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $146,178 in federal funding for the North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department in Onondaga County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. This funding will allow the North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department to bolster firefighter … Continue Reading


09.03.17

SCHUMER URGES FEMA TO STAND READY TO QUICKLY APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR CENTRAL NEW YORK COUNTIES IMPACTED BY RECENT THUNDERSTORMS AND SEVERE FLOODING

Schumer Says Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal Funds for Impacted Counties Schumer To FEMA: Stand Ready To Approve Aid for Central New Yorkers U.S. Senate Minority Leader  Charles E. Schumer today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stand ready to quickly approve any request from New York State for a major disaster declaration following recent thunderstorms and severe flooding in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley. In a letter to FEMA Administrator Brock … Continue Reading


09.01.17

SCHUMER REVEALS: WITH FARM-RELATED FATALITIES 800% HIGHER THAN MANY OTHER INDUSTRIES, AND WITH TRACTOR OVER-TURNS BEING THE MOST FREQUENT CAUSE, SENATOR LAUNCHES MAJOR EFFORT TO PROTECT CRITICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVE PROGRAM THAT CAN HELP SAVE MANY NORTH COUNTRY FARMERS’ LIVES IF TRACTOR OVER-TURNS

The Federally-Funded Northeast Center For Occupational Safety And Health For Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (NEC) Provides Farmers With Important Resources, Like Special 1-800 Safety Number, Access To Farm Safety Experts and Information On Next-Gen Farm Safety Equipment Like Rollover Bars; But NEC's Funding Would Be Severely Cut Under Proposed Budget NEC's Research Led To National ROPS -- Rollover Bar -- Rebate Program, And Senator Will Say Slashing Its Funding Could Put The Life-Saving Pro… Continue Reading


09.01.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO SWIFTLY REVIEW AND APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR CENTRAL AND OTHER UPSTATE NEW YORK COUNTIES IMPACTED BY JULY’S SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND FLOODING

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO SWIFTLY REVIEW AND APPROVE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR CENTRAL AND OTHER UPSTATE NEW YORK COUNTIES IMPACTED BY JULY'S SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND FLOODING    Severe Storms Impacted Communities Across Central New York And The Mohawk Valley Including: Broome, Cayuga, Cortland, Essex, Franklin, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Tioga, Warren, Washington, And Wyoming   Senators Says Disaster Declaration Would Unlock Federal F… Continue Reading


09.01.17

SCHUMER, IN VISIT TO CORNELL UNIVERSITY’S NEMATODE FACILITY, ANNOUNCES COMMITMENT OF $400,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT; SENATOR SAYS FUNDS WILL ALLOW CORNELL TO MAKE CRITICAL UPGRADES TO HELP PROTECT NEW YORK STATE’S $65 MILLION POTATO INDUSTRY FROM INVASIVE SPECIES

Golden Nematode And Pale Cyst Nematode Invasive Species Threaten The Long-Term Viability Of New York State's $65 Million Potato Industry; Outdated Equipment In This Critical Facility Needs Upgrades Following Schumer's Push, USDA Committed To Act And Prioritize The Replacement of Critical Equipment and Upgrades to Facilities Schumer: Replacing Cornell’s Fried Nematode Equipment Will Help Protect New York’s Potato Farmers In a visit to the Nematode Quarantine laboratory at Cornell U… Continue Reading


08.31.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $530K IN FED FUNDS FOR VILLAGE OF MEDINA FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding Will Be Used To Hire 4 New Firefighters U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $530,661 in federal funding for the Village of Medina Fire Department in Orleans County. The Medina Fire Department is the largest in the county, responding to more than 2/3 of the fires in Orleans County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant progr… Continue Reading


08.30.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, TONKO ANNOUNCE $311,746 FOR NEW YORK STATE FIRE PREVENTION

Award Will Fund Fire Safety Programs On Smoke Alarm Installation & Home Fire Sprinkler Awareness U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Paul Tonko announced this morning that a combined $311,746 has been awarded to the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs (NYSAFC) through the Department of Homeland Security FY2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program. The award will support two NYSAFC proje… Continue Reading


08.30.17

SCHUMER: FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM, SO IMPORTANT TO MANY IN NYC, IS NOW TEETERING IN CONGRESS & EXPIRES SEPT 30TH IF NO ACTION IS TAKEN; ON HEELS OF HURRICANE HARVEY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH TO EXTEND NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM & SAYS HE WILL FIGHT TO GET IT DONE; NEW YORKERS CANNOT RISK A LAPSE IN FLOOD COVERAGE

Schumer Says Gut-Punch To Texas Via Harvey Serves As Vivid Reminder Of How Important National Flood Program Is And Hopefully Means That Lawmakers Will Now Come Together To Extend Critical Program That NYC Absolutely Depends Upon; Risk Of Program Lapsing Could Leave NYC Vulnerable As Hurricane Season Continues To Spin Weather Experts Say New York Has Better Chance Of Seeing A Hurricane This Year Than Many Other States; Schumer Says That While Improvements To NFIP Are Essential & Necessary, T… Continue Reading


08.30.17

SCHUMER, DONOVAN ANNOUNCE, AFTER THEIR RECOMMENDATION, BROOKLYNITE & ROTC CADET, MARK KINDSCHUH, TO BE AWARDED THE MEDAL OF HEROISM; KINDSCHUH DISPLAYED PROFOUND BRAVERY DURING LONDON TERROR ATTACK & PUT HIS LIFE ON LINE TO HELP SAVE THE LIFE OF A WOUNDED MAN

Mark Kindschuh, a Student From Bay Ridge, Was At London's Borough Market During the June 3rd Terror Attack; Rather Than Hide from the Attackers, Mark Risked His Life to Tend to a Man Who Was Severely Bleeding; Lawmakers Say His Actions Ultimately Saved the Man's Life Earlier This Summer, Schumer, Donovan Recommended Mark Kindschuh for Army’s Highest ROTC Medal Schumer, Donovan: Kindschuh Ran Towards Danger-Not Away From It & Is Deserving of This Great Honor U.S. Senator Charles E. … Continue Reading


08.29.17

SCHUMER: FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM, SO IMPORTANT TO MANY THOUSANDS OF HOMES ON LI, IS NOW TEETERING IN CONGRESS & EXPIRES SEPT 30TH IF NO ACTION IS TAKEN; ON HEELS OF HURRICANE HARVEY, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH TO EXTEND NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM & SAYS HE WILL FIGHT TO GET IT DONE; LI CANNOT RISK A LAPSE IN FLOOD COVERAGE

Schumer Says Gut-Punch To Texas Via Harvey Serves As Vivid Reminder Of How Important National Flood Program Is And Hopefully Means That Lawmakers Will Now Come Together To Extend Critical Program That LI Absolutely Depends Upon; Risk Of Program Lapsing Could Leave LI'ers Vulnerable As Hurricane Season Continues To Spin Weather Experts Say New York/LI Has Better Chance Of Seeing A Hurricane This Year Than Many Other States; Schumer Says That While Improvements To NFIP Are Essential & Necessa… Continue Reading


08.28.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $250,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GENEVA HOUSING AUTHORITY IN THE FINGER LAKES REGION

Federal Investment Will Be Used To Support The Safety And Well-Being Of Elmcrest and Courtyard Apartment Residents U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announce $250,000 in federal funding for the Geneva Housing Authority in the Finger Lakes Region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Capital Fund Emergency and Security Program. This funding will allow the Geneva Housing Authority to purchas… Continue Reading


08.23.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FUNDING FOR CATHOLIC CHARITIES DIOCESE OF ROCHESTER

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,099,854 in new federal funding for the Catholic Charities Diocese of Rochester. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor. These grants will be awarded to YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk youth from ages 16-to-24. "This federal funding will help the Catholic Charities Diocese of Rochester continue its great work by giving many young adults the opportunity… Continue Reading


08.23.17

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $928K IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FUNDING FOR YMCA OF KINGSTON AND ULSTER COUNTY

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $928,685 in new federal funding for YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County in Kingston, NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor. These grants will be awarded to YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk youth from ages 16-to-24. "This federal funding will help the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County continue its great work by giving many young adults the opportunity… Continue Reading

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