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$29.7 million for North Country, N.Y. water infrastructure

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Governor Cuomo announced $29.7 million in grants to support 18 critical municipal water infrastructure projects in the North Country.

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These grants are part of the second round of NYS Water Grants funded through the state’s Water Infrastructure Improvement Act.

“Investing in water infrastructure improvements it key to fostering growth for local communities in the North Country and across New York,” Governor Cuomo said.

“These grants will make necessary upgrades to replace aging infrastructure while easing the burdens on local property tax levies and literally laying the groundwork for the future."

The 2016-17 New York State 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.

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