Lake Ontario REDI Commission
In response to the extended pattern of flooding along the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, Governor Cuomo created the Resiliency & Economic Development Initiative (REDI) to increase the resilience of shoreline communities and bolster economic development in the region.
Five REDI regions, comprised of eight counties (Niagara and Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Cayuga and Oswego, and Jefferson and St. Lawrence) were established to identify local priorities, at-risk infrastructure and other assets, and public safety concerns.
The REDI Commission allocated $20 million for homeowner assistance, $30 million to improve the resiliency of businesses, and $15 million toward a regional dredging effort that will benefit each of the eight counties in the REDI regions. The remaining $235 million has been allocated towards local and regional projects that advance and exemplify the REDI mission.
Rather than spending hundreds of millions of dollars on the emergency to replace what was...let's rebuild it with a different plan and a different strategy... It is a better investment, it is smarter, and it is right.
Extreme Flooding is the New Normal
Investing More to Build Back Better
REDI Commission Process
Projects Selected by the REDI Commission
The eight-county $15 million Regional Dredging effort will sustainably maintain safe navigation channels to harbors and bays along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.