$13.7 million for Southern Tier water infrastructure in New York
These grants are part of the second round of NYS Water Grants funded through the state’s Water Infrastructure Improvement Act.
“Investments in water infrastructure are key to the economic success and public health of communities in the region and across New York,” Governor Cuomo said.
“These grants will help municipalities replace aging infrastructure and plan for future growth while easing burdens on Southern Tier property taxpayers."
The FY 2017 budget includes $100 million in grants for water infrastructure improvements.
This additional funding allowed the Environmental Facilities Corporation to broaden eligibility for wastewater projects and provide a total of $175 million in grants for round two.
In addition, the maximum grant amount for drinking water projects was increased from $2 million to $3 million, or 60 percent of eligible projects costs – whichever is less. ■