Press Release

Gillibrand Announces Over $1.3 Million In Federal Funding Secured For Flood Mitigation In The Town Of Greenburgh

May 8, 2024

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that she has secured $1,311,000 in federal funding for a critical flood mitigation project in the Town of Greenburgh. The grant will be used to fund the elevation of six homes in the Babbitt Court area in the Town of Greenburgh to two feet above the base flood elevation. These flood mitigation improvements will provide critical upgrades that will help reduce risks to homeowners and their belongings during severe weather events. This funding was allocated by U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“Increasingly frequent severe flooding throughout the Hudson Valley has been catastrophic for residents, businesses, and commuters,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This critical funding will bring long overdue improvements that will help ensure Greenburgh residents have protection from severe flooding. I’m proud to have advocated to secure this funding and I will continue to work tirelessly to bring federal dollars home to keep New Yorkers safe.”

“I would like to thank Senator Gillibrand’s Office for their assistance in communicating with FEMA regarding this important grant in recent months. The families who live on Babbitt Court have experienced enormous property damages every time there is a storm. Uplifting their homes will enable residents to enjoy their homes when weather is bad—without having to worry about major property damages,” said Town of Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner. “Without Senator Gillibrand’s intervention and help, I think the Town of Greenburgh and the residents of Babbitt Court would still be waiting on this application.”