Press Releases

August 11, 2014

Gillibrand, Meng, Stavisky, Rozic, Queens Entrepreneurs Push For Federal Legislation Expanding Access And Opportunities For Women-Owned Small Businesses

Fresh Meadows, NY - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Grace Meng, along with State Senator Toby Stavisky, Assemblymember Nily Rozic, Amy Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Data Conversation Laboratory, and an owner of a Queens woman-owned small business urged the U.S. Senate to pass federal legislation that would expand access and opportunities for women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) seeking federal contracts. This legislation would help level the playing field for … Continue Reading


August 11, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $270,000 For Rochester Area Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $271,303 in federal funding for two fire departments in the Rochester area. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and is designed to help firefighters obtain critical equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related … Continue Reading


August 11, 2014

Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Reauthorize Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, Urges International Mural Convention To Come To Area

Macedon, NY - Standing along the Erie Canal, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by Russ Andrews, Erie Canalway Chairman Chair, Mayor Marie Cramer of Macedon and Mural Mania founder Mark DeCracker, discussed the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Act, legislation that would extend the Canalway's authorization for the next fifteen years. In addition, Senator Gillibrand is urged the 2016 Global Mural Convention to come to the historic Erie Canal, highlighting a wide range of murals and … Continue Reading


August 08, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $14,000 For Duanesburg Volunteer Fire District In Schenectady County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $14,724 in federal funding for Duanesburg Volunteer Fire District. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will be used to purchase critical rope rescue equipment. "With this funding, the Duanesburg Fire Department will be able to purchase the much-needed rescue gear they require to effectively do … Continue Reading


August 08, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1 Million For Critical Water Infrastructure For Town Of Sandy Creek In Oswego County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $750,000 grant and a $308,000 loan for the Town of Sandy Creek from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This federal funding will be used to update and expand the town's critical water district #2 in order to replace water mains. This update will ensure the new water mains are compliant with regulations and meet supply and distribution standards. "This much-needed funding and low-interest loan … Continue Reading


August 08, 2014

Gillibrand Announces Administration To Bring “Made In Rural America” Export Forum To Upstate New York

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the President's Export Council, today announced that the Administration will bring their "Made in Rural America" export forum to upstate New York in September. Senator Gillibrand will be joined by Bruce Andrews, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Earl F. Gohl, Federal Co-Chair for the Appalachian Regional Commission at the forum in Cortland. In a letter in May, Senator Gillibrand urged the … Continue Reading


August 08, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $24,000 For East Branch Fire Department In Delaware County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $24,909 in federal funding for the East Branch Fire Department in Delaware County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and is designed to help firefighters obtain critical equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. The … Continue Reading


August 08, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $3.7 Million In Federal Funds Awarded To University Of Rochester For Critical Cancer Research

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the University of Rochester will receive $3,730,599 in federal funds to design and conduct clinical trials aimed at improving cancer prevention, cancer control, screening, and post-treatment management. These funds will be allocated through the National Cancer Institute's Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). This funding provides continued support for the University of Rochester Cancer Center (URCC), which … Continue Reading


August 08, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei Announce Over $500,000 Grant And Nearly $2,000,000 Total Investment For Water Infrastructure In Oswego County

SYRACUSE, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Dan Maffei today announced that the Town of Volney in Oswego County has been awarded $532,000 in grant funding and a $1,428,000 loan through the Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development. The Town of Volney will use the funds for infrastructure projects to build new water mains bringing clean water to residents in the community. "With this funding and low-interest loan, the Town of … Continue Reading


August 08, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $50,000 For Western New York Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $34,205 in federal funding for the Upper Mountain Fire Company in Lewiston, located in Niagara County, and $22,182 in federal funding for the Depew Volunteer Fire Department in Depew, located in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Upper Mountain Fire Company will use these funds to purchase a … Continue Reading


August 08, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei Announce Over $233,000 In Federal Funding For Cicero Fire Department

SYRACUSE, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Dan Maffei today announced that the Cicero Fire Department has been awarded $233,496 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Cicero Fire Department will use this grant to replace 40 outdated self-contained breathing apparatus with new, modern equipment. "These much-needed federal funds will enable the Cicero Fire Department to … Continue Reading


August 08, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei Announce More Than $130,000 In Anti-Crime Funding For Syracuse And Onondaga County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Daniel Maffei today announced $130,472 in federal funding for anti-crime initiatives in the City of Syracuse. The City of Syracuse will use $65,236 to purchase and install five new Neighborhood Criminal Observation and Protection System (COPS) Platform cameras on the Park Street Corridor. These policing cameras include a repeater, which will allow the new camera system to communicate with the previously installed … Continue Reading


August 07, 2014

Gillibrand Announces More Than $780,000 In Funding For Rensselaer County’s YouthBuild Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $782,502 in funding for the Commission on Economic Opportunity's (CEO) YouthBuild program in Troy. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and will be used to provide 48 youth with critical job training and educational programs. Senator Gillibrand has been an active leader in advocating for youth educational and job training programs and secured the YouthBuild authorization in the Workforce … Continue Reading


August 07, 2014

Casey, Gillibrand Lead Bipartisan Group Of Senators Urging USDA To Prioritize Emergency Food Assistance

Washington DC- Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) along with a bipartisan group of 26 other senators sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urging him to make emergency purchases during this fiscal year to assist The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). TEFAP provides funding for food banks to purchase nutritious foods and to help transport and deliver that food to Americans in need. Federal support for TEFAP is estimated … Continue Reading


August 07, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $30,000 In Anti-Crime Funding For Poughkeepsie

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $30,798 in federal funding for anti-crime initiatives in the City of Poughkeepsie. The funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs and comes from the office's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department will use this funding to purchase and install a new street camera in an area of high need, as well as to purchase three new … Continue Reading


August 07, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $235,000 In Federal Funds For Hudson Valley Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $235,973 in federal funding for three Hudson Valley fire departments. The Marlborough Fire District in Ulster County will receive $34,699, the Arlington Fire District in Dutchess County will receive $130,500 and the Sloatsburg Volunteer Fire Department in Rockland County will receive $70,774. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program … Continue Reading


August 06, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $23,000 For New Haven Volunteer Fire Corp In Oswego County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced the New Haven Volunteer Fire Corporation will receive a $23,741 federal grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. AFG awards are administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and are designed to help firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, … Continue Reading


August 06, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.4 Million In Federal Funds Through U.S. Dept Of Agriculture For Two Genesee County Water Projects

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,485,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Grant funding for two Genesee County water projects. The Town of Oakfield will use its $750,000 in federal funds to construct a new water district. The Town of Oakfield's water system serves more than 150 residents and one commercial user. All of these users currently rely on private wells, many of which are drying up and contain contaminants. This new … Continue Reading


August 06, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge White House Council On Environmental Quality To Take Immediate Action In Remedying Asian Carp Crisis In Great Lakes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, along with 13 of their colleagues, urged the White House Council on Environmental Quality to move swiftly in developing immediate solutions to combat the prevalence of Asian carp in the Great Lakes. The Senators stressed their continued commitment to practical, immediate solutions to the threat of Asian carp and other invasive species to the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basin; and asked for assistance in urging … Continue Reading


August 05, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $52,000 In Anti-Crime Funding For Niagara Falls

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $52,293 in federal funding for anti-crime initiatives in Niagara Falls. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs and will be used to support safety initiatives to improve the Niagara Falls Police Department. "When it comes to protecting our citizens, we need to be tough on crime and smart on prevention, and we need to make sure those who can help in … Continue Reading

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