Press Releases

09.23.16

FOLLOWING PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NORTH HEMPSTEAD REVITALIZATION PROJECTS; SENATOR FOUGHT TO UNLOCK LONG-AWAITED FEDERAL DOLLARS & DIRECT FUNDS TO LOCAL PROJECTS THAT WILL IMPROVE PORT WASHINGTON’S MAIN STREET, HEMPSTEAD HARBOR TRAIL, PLANDOME ROAD & GARDEN CITY PARK—ALL WHILE CREATING JOBS

In 2005, Town of North Hempstead Secured $2M in Federal Funds For An Earmarked Project That's No Longer Needed; Until Now, Federal Rules Have Blocked Reuse Of Dollars; Earlier This Year, Schumer Pushed to Unlock Leftover Money So Town Can Pay For Critical Projects Schumer Announces NYSDOT Unlocking $2 Million in Previously Secured Federal Transportation Funds for Town of North Hempstead Schumer: North Hempstead Now Has the Key It Needs to Access $2 Million in Previously Locked Funds Today,… Continue Reading


09.22.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.1 MILLION IN FED & STATE FUNDS FOR CITY OF MIDDLETOWN IN ORANGE COUNTY TO MAKE SIDEWALKS ADA COMPLIANT

Sidewalk & Ramp Improvements Will Bring Middletown Into Compliance With 'Americans With Disabilities Act' Standards U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) have awarded $2,160,000 in federal and state funds to the City of Middletown in Orange County. These funds will allow the city to construct accessible sidewalks and an Americans With Disabilities Act… Continue Reading


09.22.16

AFTER MAJOR PUSH BY SCHUMER & MALONEY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AGREES ALLOW CITY OF NEWBURGH TO REPURPOSE $152K FOR NEW SECURITY CAMERAS

Newburgh Has Been Confronting High Crime Rates & Applied For Fed Funds to Install Urgently-Needed Security Cameras to Deter and Solve Crimes; Cameras Have Wide Support From the Community and Cops Schumer & Maloney Successfully Urged Fed DOJ To Repurpose $150K Grant Money -- to Newburgh So It Could Install More Security Cameras Schumer, Maloney: Fed Investment Will Allow Newburgh To Install Digital Security Camera System To Help City's Most Crime-Ridden Areas U.S. Senator Charles E. Sc… Continue Reading


09.22.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $150,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH ACCELERATOR PROGRAMS IN NEW YORK CITY

SBA funding NYC business accelerator projects in Harlem, Long Island City & Brooklyn NYC secures three of the possible 68 projects across 32 states & District of Columbia New York, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $150,000 in federal funding for Harlem Biospace, Veteran Incubator and Coalition for Queens. The federal investment was allocated through the U.S. Small Business Administration's Growth Accelerator Fund. Through the Growth Accele… Continue Reading


09.22.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WATER AND INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES IN THE SOUTHERN TIER

USDA Funding Will Be Used to Make Critical Water System Upgrades U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a grant of $1,230,000 for the Village of Montour Falls in Schuyler County and City of Norwich in Chenango County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Specifically, the Village of Montour Falls will receive $500,000 in federal funds along with a fed… Continue Reading


09.22.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $7 MILLION IN FED & STATE FUNDS THAT WILL ALLOW LONG ISLAND TO MAKE SIDEWALKS, CROSSWALKS & RAMPS ADA COMPLIANT

Sidewalk & Crosswalk Improvements Will Bring Nassau & Suffolk County Communities Into Compliance With 'Americans With Disabilities Act' Standards U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) have awarded$7,800,000 in federal and state funds. These funds will allow Long Island to make their sidewalks, crosswalks and ramps compliant with the Americans With Di… Continue Reading


09.21.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $3.2 MILLION IN FUNDS FOR CRITICAL STREET IMPROVEMENTS IN ITHACA & THE TOWN OF DANBY – FUNDING WILL ENABLE ITHACA TO CONSTRUCT SIDEWALKS, REPLACE LOCAL BRIDGE AND INSTALL NEW STREET LIGHTING & BIKE RACKS THROUGHOUT CITY CENTER; WEST DANBY WILL USE FUNDS TO MAKE CRITICAL RAILROAD GRADE CROSSING UPGRADES

Upgrades Will Complement City of Ithaca's 2020 Downtown Development Strategy, Which Has Previously Included Transformative Reconstruction Of Downtown Ithaca Commons And Creation Of Enhanced Transit Corridors - Schumer & Gillibrand Helped Secure $4.5M In Fed Funding To Revamp County's Bus System Funding Will Also Allow Town of Danby In Tompkins County To Make Critical RR Grade Grossing Improvements On Station Road U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that … Continue Reading


09.21.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $9 MILLION IN FED & STATE FUNDS THAT WILL ALLOW COMMUNITIES ACROSS UPSTATE NY TO MAKE SIDEWALKS & CROSSWALKS ADA COMPLIANT

Sidewalk & Crosswalk Improvements Will Bring Communities Across Upstate NY Into Compliance With 'Americans With Disabilities Act' Standards U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) have awarded$9,147,342 in federal and state funds. These funds will allow communities across Upstate NY to make their sidewalks and crosswalks compliant with the Americans With Dis… Continue Reading


09.21.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.4 MILLION TO COMPLETE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE CANALWAY TRAIL & I-390 TRAIL & START OF NEW EASTMAN TRAIL – CRITICAL EXTENSION WILL FINALLY LINK NORTH-SOUTH I-390 TRAIL AND BEGIN EASTERN LINK VIA NEW EASTMAN TRAIL’S RIDGEWAY SEGMENT ENHANCING EFFORTS TO REDEVELOP EASTMAN BIZ PARK & MAKING TRAIL SYSTEM MORE VIABLE FOR AREA RECREATION & TRANSPORTATION

Eastman Trail's Ridgeway Segment Begins New Trail - Schumer & Gillibrand Announce More Than $3.4 Million To Complete Connection Between The Canalway Trail & I-390 Trail Eastman Trails Via The I-390 Trail Schumer, Gillibrand: Knitting Eastman & Canalway Trails Could Attract More Companies To Eastman Business Park, And Make Area A Magnet For Rochester Residents & Tourists Alike U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Federal Highway Administrat… Continue Reading


09.21.16

SCHUMER: UPSTATE 911 DISPATCH CENTERS ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO TERRORISTS & HACKERS INFILTRATING AND DISABLING 911 EMERGENCY SYSTEM STATEWIDE – COULD COST LIVES AND CAUSE CHAOS; SENATOR CALLS ON U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO IMMEDIATELY STRENGTHEN CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE TO PROTECT OUR 911 SYSTEM

Recent Study Exposed Gaping Holes In Our 911 Emergency System; Hackers Can Infiltrate 911 Centers By Overwhelming Phone Lines, Could Result In A Total Blackout Across All Of New York State Schumer Pushes Feds To Work Hand-In-Hand With State & Local Governments To Prevent Future Cyber Attacks Schumer: Our Number One Priority Should Be Protecting Critical Infrastructure During a conference call with reporters, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the U.S. Department of Homeland S… Continue Reading


09.21.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $10 MILLION FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS IN SYRACUSE & ONONDAGA COUNTY

Funds Will Create A Lake-To-Fairgrounds Trail, Extend The Creekwalk From Jefferson to Colvin & Renovate Portions Of The Connective Corridor U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has unlocked more than $10 million in federal funding for major transportation projects in Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse. The funding was allocated for transportation … Continue Reading


09.21.16

SCHUMER SUCCESSFULLY UNLOCKS $1.8 MILLIONIN FED FUNDS TO PROPEL CRITICAL UTICA HARBOR POINT PROJECT; SENATOR SAYS EVERY PENNY WILL STAY IN UTICA & KEEP CITY’S MASTER PLAN ON TRACK

In 2005, City of Utica Secured $2.1M in Federal Funds For A Project That's No Longer Needed; Until Now, Federal Rules Have Blocked Reuse Of Dollars, Even In Adjacent Area Schumer-Backed Law Now Key To Unlocking Long-Awaited Federal Dollars; Senator Urges State To Unlock, Then Direct Funds To Harbor Point; Harbor Redevelopment Part of Utica's Master Plan Schumer: Fed Funds Will Be Anchor For Even More Harbor Funds & Projects After major push, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announc… Continue Reading


09.21.16

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $3.5 MILLION FOR NEW DUTCHESS COUNTY BIKE TRAIL DEVELOPMENT; PLAN WOULD EXPAND THE HARLEM VALLEY BIKE RAIL TRAIL WHICH CONNECTS DUTCHESS & COLUMBIA COUNTIES

New Bike Path Would Extend Success Of Walkway Over Hudson And Be A Magnet For Tourists And Dutchess County Bicyclists And Hikers U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) awarded Dutchess County $3.5 million to begin constructing the Harlem Valley Rail trail. The current proposal would expand the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, which connects Dutchess and Columbia Counties. Schumer said these … Continue Reading


09.20.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE GREATER ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Department of Transportation funding will be used to support critical infrastructure upgrades Rochester, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,005,892 for the Greater Rochester International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Greater Rochester International Airport will use the funding to design and reconstruct 800 feet of the existing Taxiwa… Continue Reading


09.20.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.7 MILLON IN FED FUNDING FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES IN TOWNS OF ARCADIA AND SODUS

Fed Investment Will Allow Towns In Wayne County To Make Critical Water System Upgrades U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,770,000 in federal funding for the Towns of Arcadia and Sodus, located in Wayne County, to make new investments in local water infrastructure. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. Specifically, for the Town of Arcadia, this fundi… Continue Reading


09.20.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $19,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WESTVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

Funding will be used to purchase new equipment for firefighters U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $19,088 in federal funding for the Westville Volunteer Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Westville Volunteer Fire Department located in Franklin County will purchase replacement fire hose and related attachments. "With this funding, our Wes… Continue Reading


09.20.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $200,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR MASSENA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY

Department of Transportation funding will be used to purchase snow removal equipment in preparation of the winter season U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $209,000 for Massena International-Richards Field Airport in St. Lawrence County. 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 replace a large… Continue Reading


09.16.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FEMA FUNDS FOR VILLAGE OF COBLESKILL IN SCHOHARIE COUNTY

FEMA Funds Will Fund Critical Water Supply Infrastructure Projects U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,769,000 in federal funding for the Village of Cobleskill. The funding is being provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The grant will fund several critical improvements to the Cobleskill Water System in order to prevent the loss of water service and ensure that the system meets safety and… Continue Reading


09.16.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE U.S. SENATE PASSES CRITICAL LEGISLATION THAT WILL PROVIDE $1.5 BILLION TO GREAT LAKES RESTORATION INITIATIVE – SENATORS HAVE SECURED GLRI FUNDS FOR NY PROJECTS THAT PROTECT NY WATERWAYS LIKE LAKES ERIE & ONTARIO; URGES HOUSE TO IMMEDIATELY PASS BILL BEFORE RETURNING HOME

GLRI Funds Have Brought Millions Of Dollars In Environmental Research, Clean-Up And Restoration Across Upstate NY & Great Lakes Region Since First Established In 2010 Schumer, Gillibrand: Protecting Our Waterways Must Be A Top Priority U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the U.S. Senate has passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which authorized $300 million per year, for the fiscal years 2017 through 2021, for the Great Lakes Restoration Ini… Continue Reading


09.16.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $3.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR LONG ISLAND MACARTHUR AIRPORT; FAA GRANT WILL HELP FUND CONSTRUCTION OF AIRCRAFT RESCUE & FIREFIGHTING BUILDING AT AIRPORT

Islip's Long Island MacArthur Airport Serves 2 Million Passengers Each Year; Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Services Help Ensure Airports, Like LI MacArthur, Are Safe In The Event of an Emergency, Improves Efficiency for Daily Operations Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Additional $3.8 Million in FAA Funds to Construct Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Building at LI MacArthur; Earlier This Year, the Senators Announced Over $5.8 M for Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Building U.S. Senators … Continue Reading

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