Official news from the Office of the Governor
November 29, 2023

Funding for Zero-Emission School Buses

$100 million in Environmental Bond Act funding is now available to make clean buses and the associated charging infrastructure more affordable for public school districts.





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Governor Hochul announced a new $36 million initiative to establish and support Regional Clean Energy Hubs as centers of outreach, awareness, and education in each of the ten Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) regions, to improve community engagement and ensure that all New Yorkers can benefit from the State's clean energy transition.

Governor Hochul announced that Mattress Firm, Inc. and Habitat forHumanity New York City and Westchester County have partnered with New York State to donate 500 mattresses to families in Queens affected by the flooding caused by remnants of Hurricane Ida on the night of Sept. 1.

Governor Hochul announced the launch of a pilot program to provide nurses and other critical patient-facing health care professionals and hospital employees at State University of New York hospitals with up to two and a half times overtime, which is normally at one and a half times pay.