Press Releases

September 26, 2014

Gillibrand, Maloney Announce Early Childhood Education Investment at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum

Poughkeepsie, NY - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a $146,799 early childhood education investment at Mid-Hudson Children's Museum in Poughkeepsie. This investment from the Institute of Museum and Library Service's (IMLS) highly competitive Museums for America program will enhance school readiness among low-income and underserved children, develop new teaching techniques for early childhood teachers and provide resources for parents in the … Continue Reading


September 26, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1.5 Million In Anti-Human Trafficking & Anti-Domestic Violence Funds For Organizations In Westchester County

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $1,489,933 in federal funding for two Westchester County organizations, My Sister's Place and Westchester Hispanic Coalition. The funding was allocated through the Office for Victims of Human Trafficking (OVC). My Sister's Place will use its $999,509 in federal funds to provide human trafficking victims with the comprehensive and timely services they need to recover and lead stable lives. Specifically, $499,509 of the … Continue Reading


September 25, 2014

Gillibrand Statement On The Deaths Of Three 9/11 First Responders Suffering From Ground Zero Related Cancers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement today following news reports that three FDNY members and 9/11 first responders - Retired Lt. Howard (Howie) Bischoff and retired firefighters Robert Leaver and Daniel Heglund - passed away on Monday from 9/11 related cancers. "My heart is with the families and friends of these three heroic men. The bravery, courage and dedication that Lt. Howard Bischoff, Robert Leaver and Daniel Heglund showed at Ground Zero … Continue Reading


September 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce More Than $3.2 Million for Schenectady Housing Development

SCHENECTADY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko today announced that the City of Schenectady will receive $3,207,442 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop viable urban communities, support housing and a suitable living environment for low- and moderate-income individuals, and improve the number, quality and operations of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families. "This funding is great … Continue Reading


September 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $63,000 In USDA Rural Business Grant Funding For Tug Hill Vineyards In Lewis County

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $62,924 for Tug Hill Vineyards in Lewis County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program (RBEG) and will be used to purchase essential equipment needed to efficiently increase wine production at Tug Hill Vineyards. "This is federal funding is great news for Lewis County and Tug Hill Vineyards," said Senator Schumer. … Continue Reading


September 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney Announce, After Their Push, City Of Newburgh Will Receive $500k In Federal Funds To Hire Four New Police Officers – Small City With High Crime Rate Will Now Have Funds To Improve Foot Patrol & Community Policing Efforts

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that the City of Newburgh, whose police force has declined from 125 officers in 2000 to a little under 80 officers today despite a crime rate that is among the highest in the nation, will receive $500,000 in federal funds to hire four additional police officers for its force. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). In July, … Continue Reading


September 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $190,000 In Funding For Tioga County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $189,808 grant for the Tioga County Rural Economic Area Partnership (REAP) in Tioga County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program and will be used to purchase essential equipment that is currently too costly for rural businesses. This will allow businesses the ability to expand, retain and increase employees, and … Continue Reading


September 23, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei Announce More Than $360,000 In Federal Funding For Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc.

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Dan Maffei today announced that the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc. in Auburn has been awarded $364,681 through the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. The Agency will use this funding to strengthen their existing programs that support survivors of domestic violence. This grant will also be used to hire a court advocate to help victims navigate the legal system and … Continue Reading


September 23, 2014

Gillibrand Announces $500,000 To Support Domestic Violence And Rape Survivors In Suffolk County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 for the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk, Inc. (VIBS) in Suffolk County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women and will be used to bolster assistance programs for survivors of domestic violence and rape. The grant will allow VIBS to provide a wide range of legal and support services and will also help enhance safety procedures, to better protect … Continue Reading


September 23, 2014

Gillibrand: On National Voter Registration Day, Let's Commit To Bringing Our Voting System Into The 21st Century And Ensure Every Voice Is Heard At The Ballot Box

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statement today in recognition of National Voter Registration Day. With only half the nation currently allowed to register to vote online, Gillibrand has introduced federal legislation that would modernize the country's online voter registration system and bring the election process into the 21st century by allowing every eligible voter in the country to register online. Currently, 46.5 percent of eligible voters, … Continue Reading


September 22, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei Announce $250,000 In Federal Funding For Oswego County Opportunities, Inc.

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Dan Maffei today announced that Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. has been awarded $250,000 through the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. Oswego County Opportunities is a private, nonprofit human service agency serving 30,000 people each year through more than 50 programs including services for victims of domestic violence. The agency will use this funding to strengthen and … Continue Reading


September 22, 2014

Gillibrand Joins Mississippi Senators In Pushing For Congressional Gold Medal For Freedom Summer Activists From New York

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today joined Mississippi Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran, to introduce legislation that would award a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal to James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner who lost their lives in 1964 while campaigning for voting rights during Mississippi's Freedom Summer. Both Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were New Yorkers who traveled to Mississippi to protest for justice and equality for African Americans. … Continue Reading


September 22, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2.5 Million In Federal Funding For Finger Lakes Regional Airport In Seneca Falls

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,538,284.00 in federal funding, which includes $2,388,284.00 in discretionary funding and $150,000.00 in entitlement funding, for the Finger Lakes Regional Airport. This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and will be used to replace and rehabilitate the taxiway. Specifically, this award will replace 4,500 feet of taxiway … Continue Reading


September 22, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $200,000 In Federal Funding For Genesee County Airport

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $200,000 in federal funding for Genesee County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and will be used to construct a terminal building and main hangar, both of which were built in 1964. The existing terminal is located within the runway safety area and considered a safety obstruction. The new facilities will be … Continue Reading


September 19, 2014

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1.6 BILLION IN FEDERAL SANDY-RELIEF FUNDING FOR LONG ISLAND HAS BEEN OBLIGATED – Funding Was Previously Promised And Is Now Out The Door, Including $878m For LIPA & Over $729m For Nassau County’s Hard-Hit Sewage Treatment Plants Like Bay Park

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.6 billion in federal FEMA funding has been obligated for Nassau County's Public Works Department and the Long Island Power Authority to recover from damages caused by Superstorm Sandy. This funding was previously committed to these entities, but the Senators said it is now out the door from the federal government. The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) will receive $878,331,473 in federal funding for repairs to … Continue Reading


September 19, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2.9 Million For Orange County Airport

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $2,918,052.00 in federal funding, including $71,695 in entitlement funding and $2,846,357.00 in discretionary funding, for the Orange County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and will be used to reconstruct the airport's 3/21 runway. The funding will be used to begin the first phase of a large scale construction project, intended … Continue Reading


September 19, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES To Receive $100,000 In Federal Funding For Project Aware

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) will receive $100,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Center for Mental Health Services. The grant will be used to support training of community members and school personnel in mental health awareness, enabling them to better detect and respond to possible mental health disorders in children. … Continue Reading


September 19, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $200,000 For Science, Technology, Engineering And Math (STEM) Education At Mercy College

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $199,842 in federal funding for Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry. The funding was allocated through the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP), and will provide the college with necessary funds to develop and execute training programs for rising high school seniors. The Mathematical Modeling at Mercy College (M3C) summer program will recruit talented high school students to participate … Continue Reading


September 19, 2014

At Gillibrand’s Urging, SUNY Delhi Awarded $200,000 In Federal Funding To Support Wastewater Improvement Project

Washington, D.C. - At U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's urging, SUNY Delhi will receive $200,000 in federal funding for phase 2 of the Center of Excellence of the Watershed Applications of Technology for Economic Revitalization (COE in WATER) project. The funding is allocated by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and is expected to expand two major businesses, create 70 new jobs and retain more than 230 jobs. Senator Gillibrand has long advocated for this critical project for the … Continue Reading


September 19, 2014

Gillibrand Announces Final Passage of Bill to Keep Northport VA’s Child Care Program Open

Washington, DC - With the Northport VA's child care pilot program set to expire at the end of the year, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced final passage of legislation to maintain the program through 2015. More than 174 local families take advantage of this service each month, and children have made almost 700 visits already this year while their parents receive services from the Northport VA. Senator Gillibrand has long advocated for this program. "This is an important program … Continue Reading

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