Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is announcing that several of her priorities for Central New York, including $1,280,000 in federal funding for the Town of Volney and Village of Pulaski, were successfully passed in the final omnibus funding package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.
“I’m proud that I was able to secure nearly $1.3 million in this year’s funding package for Central New York to support the expansion of the region’s drinking water infrastructure and strengthen the resiliency of waterways,” said Senator Gillibrand. “I will remain vigilant in the Senate fighting for the resources that will help revitalize communities, create new jobs, and attract even more investments that will lay the groundwork for the future of Central New York.”
$280,000 for the Town of Volney: This funding will be used for the installation of a potable water system in an area of town without municipal water.
$1,000,000 for Village of Pulaski: This funding will be used to restore eroded waterways, including the renowned Salmon River. Specifically, these resources will support improved, sustainable techniques that will make the river more resilient when facing increased runoff from climate change in storm events. Additionally, this federal funding will be used to improve stormwater conveyance piping, detention and retention facilities, green infrastructure, and stormwater management facilities to proactively prevent future damage to property from increasingly damaging events.