October 5, 2017
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces $34 Million in Grants for Vital Water Infrastructure Improvements in the Mid-Hudson Valley

TOP Governor Cuomo Announces $34 Million in Grants...

Record Levels of Funding Will Leverage $123 Million in Water Quality Investments, Providing $64 Million in Taxpayer Savings

Investment Will Support the Creation of 2,000 New Jobs in the Mid-Hudson Valley

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced nearly $34 million in grants to support 24 essential drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects in the Mid-Hudson Valley. These grants are part of a $255 million statewide investment, funded through New York's Water Infrastructure Improvement Act, as well as the new Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grants Program.

 

"This unprecedented investment continues New York's commitment to helping municipalities develop necessary infrastructure to protect our water resources," Governor Cuomo said. "These investments are crucial to supporting the health and safety of our communities, and help lay the foundation for future growth and prosperity in every corner of this great state."

 

Under the landmark $2.5 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017, announced by Governor Cuomo in April, these grants are part of $255 million in funding available for municipalities statewide to support critical water quality infrastructure projects. The Act also made $30 million available for the new Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grants Program, which provides grant funds for two or more municipalities sharing water quality infrastructure.

 

In the Mid-Hudson Valley, nearly $34 million in grant funds will leverage $123 million in total project costs providing over $64 million in taxpayer savings. This investment will also create 2,000 jobs across the region. Since 2015, inclusive of this latest round of funding, communities in the Mid-Hudson Valley have received a total of $68 million in WIIA and IMG grant funds supporting $259 million in total project costs.

 

Municipalities in the Mid-Hudson Valley receiving grants are:

 

WIIA/IMG Grant*

Awardee

County

Estimated Project Cost

Estimated Grant Award

CWIIA

Clarkstown, Town of

Rockland

$2,494,666

$623,667

CWIIA

Cold Spring, Village of

Putnam

$860,000

$215,000

CWIIA

Cornwall, Town of

Orange

$7,004,000

$1,751,000

DWIIA

Croton-on-Hudson, Village of

Westchester

$452,750

$271,650

CWIIA

Dutchess Co WWA

Dutchess

$3,361,087

$840,272

CWIIA

Dutchess Co WWA

Dutchess

$3,830,117

$957,530

IMG

Greenburgh, Town of

Westchester

$11,946,200

$4,778,480

CWIIA

Kiryas Joel, Village of

Orange

$4,990,800

$1,247,700

CWIIA

Mount Hope, Town of

Orange

$211,700

$52,925

IMG

New Rochelle, City of

Westchester

$14,300,000

$5,720,000

DWIIA

North Salem, Town of

Westchester

$799,728

$479,837

CWIIA

Pawling, Village of

Dutchess

$13,270,000

$3,317,500

CWIIA

Port Chester, Village of

Westchester

$1,875,345

$468,837

CWIIA

Red Hook, Village of

Dutchess

$3,700,000

$925,000

DWIIA

Red Hook, Village of

Dutchess

$3,800,000

$2,280,000

CWIIA

Rosendale, Town of

Ulster

$2,480,000

$620,000

CWIIA

Suffern, Village of

Rockland

$721,512

$180,378

CWIIA

Thompson, Town of

Sullivan

$3,150,000

$787,500

DWIIA

Thompson, Town of

Sullivan

$400,000

$240,000

CWIIA

Washingtonville, Village of

Orange

$12,961,508

$3,240,377

CWIIA

Westchester County

Westchester

$7,634,024

$1,908,506

CWIIA

Westchester County

Westchester

$1,575,505

$393,877

CWIIA

Westchester County

Westchester

$6,379,000

$1,594,750

CWIIA

Westchester County

Westchester

$14,373,688

$1,102,868

 

TOTAL:

 

$122,571,630

$33,997,654

*DWIIA or CWIIA denotes a Drinking Water or Clean Water WIIA Grant

 

Specific project information as well as an interactive map showing these projects may be found here.

 

The projects announced today will strengthen the drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in the Mid-Hudson Valley in a number of ways including: upgrades and replacements for drinking water systems, filtration plants and water mains, as well as the construction or enhancement of wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, and sewer systems.

 

In addition to grants, EFC provides interest-free and low-interest loans to communities further enhancing the taxpayer savings related to the development of these projects. The grants announced today are expected to be supplemented with nearly $68 million in these low-cost loans.

 

New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation President and CEO Sabrina Ty said, "Governor Cuomo has been unwavering in his commitment to support municipalities as they tackle their water infrastructure needs in an affordable manner. EFC works with communities to provide a combination of grant funds and low-cost loans to finance their drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects. This allows municipalities to undertake these projects at significant taxpayer savings."

 

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said, "Governor Cuomo's historic investments in water infrastructure are providing municipalities across the state with the resources they need to upgrade their systems and safeguard community water supplies. The Governor's transformative plans will put more New Yorkers to work strengthening our infrastructure's ability to meet emerging water challenges."

New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard A. Zucker said, "Access to clean drinking water is a national public health issue that demands swift and decisive action. As cities and towns across the country face water infrastructure challenges, Governor Cuomo is putting the health of New York's citizens first with unprecedented investments in water treatment and delivery."

 

New York State leads the nation with the largest annual investment in water-quality infrastructure of any state. Since 2011, EFC has provided more than $11.5 billion in subsidized loans, grants and loan re-financings to local governments.

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