Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2 Million In HUD Grants Coming To Onondaga County

Sep 23, 2009

U.S. Senators Charles E.
Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a total of $2,314,416 to
Onondaga County, Syracuse, and Clay. This money is awarded through HUD’s
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and will be funded by the
American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) to provide affordable housing,
stimulate economic growth and create jobs.  The CDBG program has now
awarded a total of over $1 billion through the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009.

“This is a triple-win for the City of Syracuse, Town of Clay and all of the
residents of Onondaga County,” said Schumer. “These funds will stimulate
economic growth in the community, create jobs and provide affordable housing at
the same time.”

“This is a great investment for
Central New York,” Senator Gillibrand said. “These federal dollars will help
revitalize communities, help families afford a good home and get back on track,
and help rebuild our economy. I will continue working with Senator Schumer to
make sure New York gets its fair share from the federal government.”

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program supplies communities with
resources to address a wide range of development needs. CDBG allocates grants
to states and other units of local government to revitalize neighborhoods,
provide suitable living environments, and expand economic opportunities,
principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

The funding breaks down as follows:


  • $1,650,797 for City
    of Syracuse
  • $77,553 for Town of
  • $586,066 for
    Onondaga County