Press Releases

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 The Cicero Fire Department will use this grant to replace 40 outdated self-contained breathing apparatus with new, modern equipment.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


August 05, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $32,000 In Anti-Crime Funding For City Of Troy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $32,618 in federal funding for anti-crime initiatives in the City of Troy. The funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs and will be used to support safety initiatives to improve the Troy Police Department. More specifically, funding will be used to support overtime pay, to increase police visibility as well as to enhance investigative capabilities. "When it … Continue Reading


August 05, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $500,000 To Improve And Expand Sewer System In Town Of Champion

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding for the Town of Champion. This federal funding will be used to improve and expand the sewer system for local residents, schools and businesses. "With this funding, the Town of Champion will now be able to make crucial improvements to its sewer system without passing the financial burden onto local taxpayers," said Senator Schumer. "This project … Continue Reading


August 04, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Funding for Schenectady County Airport

SCHENECTADY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko today announced that Schenectady County will receive $816,180 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to rehabilitate the county airport's apron. "Making sure our airports are as safe as possible is one of my top priorities," said Senator Schumer. "With this funding, the Schenectady County Airport will be able to upgrade and renovate its runway to ensure the safety of passengers and … Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2.8 Million For Southern Tier Airports

Washington, DC -U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,880,000 for two Southern Tier airports from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Elmira Corning Regional Airport will use the $720,000 in federal funding to purchase a critical aircraft rescue and firefighting truck. The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport will use their total of $2,160,000 in federal funding to expand the terminal apron and purchase snow … Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

At The Boys And Girls Club Of Geneva, Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Provide Nutritious Meals For More Children Over The Summer

Geneva, NY - Standing at the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by Jeanette Batiste Co-Executive Director of Foodlink and New York State Senator Ted O'Brien, will announce bipartisan legislation which would expand the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program. The legislation would help improve nutrition and enhance learning in underserved areas by better integrating summer education and meals programs, making it easier for … Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $280,000 For The Watkins Glen Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $285,000 in federal funding for the Watkins Glen Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Watkins Glen Fire Department will use these federal funds to purchase a new fire tanker truck. These tanker trucks are necessary when firefighters face situations where there are no fire hydrants and they must … Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $90,000 For Two Western New York Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $92,341 in federal funding for the Hinsdale and Jamison Road Fire Districts in Western New York. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Hinsdale Fire Department in Cattaraugus County will use its $51,016 in federal funds to purchase two thermal imaging camera systems, which allow firefighters to see better when they are in a smoky … Continue Reading

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