Funding Announced for Local Governments and Not-For-Profit Organizations in NY

By Joe Gullo

Published 05/08 2014 01:15PM

Updated 05/08 2014 01:16PM

ALBANY, N.Y.  - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced funding for local governments and not-for-profit organizations in northern New York.

A press release says New York is expected to receive $1.1 million through the program through the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC). 

The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), which is a development partnership among federal, state and local governments. 

“This round of NBRC funding will help us continue to create jobs and economic opportunities in Upstate New York,” Governor Cuomo said. “These grants help municipalities and not-for-profit groups better serve their communities, and I encourage all local governments and organizations to apply for them today.”

Municipalities and not-for-profit organizations in Clinton, Franklin, Fulton, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Oswego, St. Lawrence, Cayuga, Essex, Hamilton, Herkimer, Madison and Seneca counties are encouraged to apply for federal funding of up to $250,000 per project. The Department of State will accept, review and submit applications for federal assistance to the NBRC. 

A press release says eligible projects must meet one of the following criteria: develop transportation, water, sewer, and telecommunications infrastructure in the region; assist residents in the region with acquiring job skills and employment-related education, or training with respect to entrepreneurship, technology and business development; provide basic health care and other public services for areas that are severely economically distressed; promote resource conservation, tourism, recreation and preservation of open spaces in manners consistent with economic development goals; or promote the development of renewable and alternative energy sources in the region. 

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