$62 million for water projects across New York
This funding will provide much-needed assistance for drinking water and wastewater projects in communities statewide.
This Board approval includes over $9 million in grants awarded in the second round of funding from the 2015 Water Infrastructure Improvement Act.
Under the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act, $225 million in grant has leveraged over $1 billion in total project costs for over 120 projects in New York State. These grants resulted in over $629 million in taxpayer savings.
The Governor also recently announced that applications are available for $255 million in funding for vital drinking water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades as part of the $2.5 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017.
$225 million is available through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act and $30 million is available for the new Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grants Program. ■