Press Releases

09.09.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $190,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THE VILLAGE OF SPECULATOR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN HAMILTON COUNTY

Funding will be used to purchase new equipment for firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $193,113 in federal funding for the Village of Speculator Volunteer Fire Department in Hamilton County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Village of Speculator Volunteer Fire Department will use the funding to replace Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA… Continue Reading


09.09.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SKIDMORE COLLEGE

Federal funding for Skidmore to enhance ongoing research geared toward firefighter health and safety With the dangers associated with firefighting, Skidmore developing comprehensive medical programs including early warning detection signs for firefighters Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,467,062 in federal funding for Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DH… Continue Reading


09.08.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, LOWEY ANNOUNCE: MORE THAN $5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SAFETY UPGRADES AT METRO-NORTH & LIRR RAIL GRADE CROSSINGS; NEW SIGNALS, CAMERAS & SIGNAGE AT MORE THAN 50 POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS RAIL GRADE CROSSINGS NOW ON TRACK FOR INSTALLATION; SENATORS CONTINUE RAIL SAFETY PUSH

Schumer, Gillibrand and Lowey Backed 'Railroad Safety Grants' Will Install Signal Improvements at Seven Grade Crossings Along Metro-North's Harlem & Port Jervis Lines; Funds Will Also Be Used to Install CCTV Cameras At 43 Grade Crossings Within Metro-North & LIRR Tracks to Analyze & Study Necessary Safety Measures for the Future Last Year, a Metro-North Harlem Line Train Struck an SUV in a Valhalla Grade Crossing, Tragically Killing 5 Passengers & the Car’s Driver; Between… Continue Reading


09.08.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: MORE THAN $5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SAFETY UPGRADES AT METRO-NORTH & LIRR RAIL GRADE CROSSINGS; NEW SIGNALS, CAMERAS & SIGNAGE AT MORE THAN 50 POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS RAIL GRADE CROSSINGS NOW ON TRACK FOR INSTALLATION; SENATOR CONTINUES RAIL SAFETY PUSH

Schumer-Backed 'Railroad Safety Grants' Will Install Signal Improvements at Seven Grade Crossings Along Metro-North's Harlem & Port Jervis Lines; Funds Will Also Be Used to Install CCTV Cameras At 43 Grade Crossings Within Metro-North & LIRR Tracks to Analyze & Study Necessary Safety Measures for the Future Last Year, a Metro-North Harlem Line Train Struck an SUV in a Valhalla Grade Crossing, Tragically Killing 5 Passengers & the Car’s Driver; Between 2005 and 2014, There… Continue Reading


09.08.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $350,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THREE HUDSON VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase Safety Equipment & Protective Gear For Firefighters Hudson Valley, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $349,610 in federal funding for three fire departments in Hudson Valley. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Roosevelt Fire District in Dutchess County will receive $270,090 to purchase new Self Contained Breathing A… Continue Reading


09.08.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $69,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CHESTER FIRE DISTRICT IN ORANGE COUNTY

Federal Funding For Chester Fire District Will Be Used To Improve Recruitment & Retention of Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $69,500 in federal funding for the Chester Fire District in Orange County. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. These funds will allow the Chester Fire District to improve recruitment and retention of f… Continue Reading


09.08.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DONOVAN ANNOUNCE $125,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP PREVENT YOUTH SUBSTANCE ABUSE ON STATEN ISLAND

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Awards Federal Grant To the Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness's 'Tackling Youth Substance Abuse Initiative' Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness Helps Prevent Youth Substance Abuse, Including Rx Drugs & Alcohol, Through Their Responsible Beverage Server Trainings, Sticker Shock Campaign & Community Education Forums U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Dan Donovan today announced $… Continue Reading


09.08.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $630K IN FED FUNDS FOR CITY OF ITHACA FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding Will Be Used To Hire 4 New Firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $634,016 in federal funding for the City of Ithaca Fire Department. 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 City of Ithaca Fire Department to expand its emergency services capabilities by hiring four new firefighters. "Whether it's a fire, f… Continue Reading


09.07.16

SCHUMER URGES HOUSE TO SWIFTLY PASS JASTA BILL; LAW WOULD ALLOW VICTIMS TO SEEK JUSTICE FOR TERRORIST ACTS ON U.S. SOIL; SENATOR SAYS AMERICAN FAMILIES DESERVE THEIR DAY IN COURT

Past Court Decisions Have Hindered Terrorism-Related Claims From Victims of Attacks Like 9/11; People Injured by Terrorist Attacks on American Soil Have Limited Recourse Against Foreign States That Funded The Terror That Took Their Loved Ones Away But Schumer's JASTA Bill That Has Already Passed Senate-And Now Imminent For House Vote-Can Help Deliver Justice Schumer Urges House to Quickly Pass JASTA U.S. Senator Charles Schumer released the following statement today as it relates to news th… Continue Reading


09.07.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $717,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ITHACA TOMPKINS REGIONAL AIRPORT

With winter season approaching, Department of Transportation funding will be used to acquire snow removal equipment Ithaca, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $717,300 in federal funding for the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. The funding allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be used to acquire a new high speed multi-tasking snow removal vehicle to keep the airport serviceable… Continue Reading


09.07.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $875,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP PREVENT YOUTH SUBSTANCE ABUSE ON LONG ISLAND

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Awards Federal Grants to the Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services, Islip UFSD, Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, Rockville Centre Youth Council, Human Understanding Growth Services, Lindenhurst Community Cares Coalition, Riverhead Community Awareness Program 'Drug- Free Communities Support Programs' Help Prevent Youth Substance Abuse, Including Rx Drugs U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand t… Continue Reading


09.07.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, GOLDFEDER ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $23K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR POINT BREEZE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase New Protective Turnout Gear for Fire Volunteers U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder today announced $23,571 in federal funding for the Point Breeze Fire Department. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, these funds will be used to purchase ten sets of new, protective turnout gear. "This funding will help keep our local… Continue Reading


09.07.16

SCHUMER REVEALS: UPSTATE NY RESIDENTS REPORTED MORE THAN 4,000 CELL PHONE DEAD ZONES SCATTERED THROUGHOUT UPSTATE, CREATING DROPPED CALLS & DRIVING PEOPLE CRAZY; SCHUMER DELIVERS UPSTATE DEAD ZONE LOCATIONS TO CARRIERS & ASKS THEM TO BE FIXED

Schumer Details Results From His Online Crowdsourcing Campaign To Help Identify Dead Zones; Having Good, Quality Coverage Is Essential To Upstate Safety, Business & Every Day To-And-From Many Carriers Have No Clue Where Dead Zones Exist But Upstate NY Residents Often Know Exactly Where Their Calls Are Constantly Dropped Schumer: Carriers Must Come Up With Solution That Meets Community Need & Consent During a conference call with reporters, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today r… Continue Reading


09.06.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $500K IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR GERRITSEN BEACH FIRE VOLUNTEERS

Funding Will Be Used To Purchase Radios That Create a Better Communication Network With NYC In the Case of an Emergency U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $503,145 in federal funding for the Gerritsen Beach Fire Volunteers. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, these funds will be used to purchase new radios that will help the volunteer firefighters better communica… Continue Reading


09.06.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $300,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK ASIAN WOMEN’S CENTER

Department of Justice Funds Will Support Culturally Specific Counseling, Advocacy & Support Services to Asian Child Victims of Sexual Assault & Abuse U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $300,000 in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) funding for the New York Asian Women's Center. The funding was allocated through the DOJ's Office on Violence Against Women and is authorized through the Sexual Assault Services Program. The funds will be used to support … Continue Reading


09.02.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $300,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR BLACK WOMEN’S BLUEPRINT; BROOKLYN NON-PROFIT SERVES AFRICAN-AMERICAN VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NYC

Department of Justice Funds Awarded to 'Black Women's Blueprint' for Services That Help Victims of Domestic Violence; Organization Will Partner With 'Women’s Hands Establishing Entrepreneurial Leadership Skills (WHEELS) U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $300,000 in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) funding the Black Women’s Blueprint, a non-profit organization located in Brooklyn that serves African American victims of sexual assault, domesti… Continue Reading


09.02.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $600K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE SUPPORT PROGRAMS IN CENTRAL NY

Grant Will Be Used To Provide Quality Representation to Victims of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Across Central NY U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women and is authorized through the Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program. Specifically, Utica-based legal aid organization wi… Continue Reading


09.02.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $600K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE SUPPORT PROGRAMS IN THE ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES REGION

Grant Will Be Used To Provide Quality Representation to Victims of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault in Monroe, Orleans And Genesee Counties U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for The Legal Aid Society of Rochester. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women and is authorized through the Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program. This funding will allow The Le… Continue Reading


09.02.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE SUPPORT PROGRAMS IN THE CAPITAL REGION

Grant Will Be Used To Provide Quality Representation to Victims of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault in Albany And Rensselaer Counties U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,157,021 in federal funding for two Capital Region legal aid groups dedicated to providing legal representation to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against… Continue Reading


09.01.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, RICE ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $14K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR VILLAGE OF FREEPORT

Schumer, Gillibrand, Rice Announce Village of Freeport to Receive DOJ Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Award; Grant Will Help Provide Funds Necessary for Additional Patrols Schumer, Gillibrand, Rice: These Funds Will Help Make Streets & Neighborhoods Safer in the Village of Freeport U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Rice announced today that the Village of Freeport has been awarded $14,140 in federal U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Funding. The funds were a… Continue Reading

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