Press Releases

June 06, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Nearly $1.6 Million in DOT Funding For Albany International Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko today announced $1,558,815 in federal funding is being awarded to the Albany International Airport for needed snow removal equipment and security enhancements. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration. "Making sure our runways are clear for takeoff, especially during winter weather, is essential for the safety of our New York travelers," said … Continue Reading


June 06, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $25,000 for Oxbow Fire Department in Jefferson County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $24,938 in federal funding for Oxbow Fire Department, located in the Village of Antwerp in Jefferson County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to purchase five new self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBAs). The fire department's current SCBAs are more than 20 years old. "These much-needed … Continue Reading


June 05, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $180,000 for Cattaraugus & Allegany Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $101,764 for the Village of Develan Fire Department in Cattaraugus County and $74,682 in federal funding for the William P. Brooks Hose Company in Allegany County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal grant funds will be used by both fire departments to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatuses … Continue Reading


June 05, 2014

Gillibrand Announces More Than $360,000 for Lyme Disease Research

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $369,923 in federal funding for the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Dutchess County, to conduct a study on Lyme disease. The grant was awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to complete an in-depth study of the disease's impact on mice as well as other mammals, to address the growing epidemic of Lyme disease in New York and across the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and … Continue Reading


June 04, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $6M in Fed Funds for Ferry Upgrades, Including Replacement Of Single-Boat Barges With Double-Boat Barges at East River Ferry’s Hunter’s Point South Site & Brooklyn Bridge Park Landing

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $6 million in federal funding for ferry upgrades and improvements to ferry landing structures, including Hunter's Point South in Queens and Brooklyn Bridge Park/Pier 6. The project will replace the single-boat barges with new barges capable of receiving two boats at once, increasing efficiency and capacity. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding will go to the New York City Department of Transportation … Continue Reading


June 03, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $720,000 In Funding for Southern Tier’s Universal Primary Care

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $726,488 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Universal Primary Care, a network of three heath centers under Southern Tier Community Health Center Network, Inc. This federal funding will be used to expand services to more families in need of health services. "These much-needed federal funds will help Universal Primary Care provide essential health services to … Continue Reading


June 03, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $80,000 for Churchtown Fire Company

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $80,218 in federal funding for Churchtown Fire Company in Columbia County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to purchase new rescue equipment and a diesel exhaust fan for the fire station, which also serves as an emergency shelter in the event of a disaster. "These much-needed federal funds will … Continue Reading


June 02, 2014

Gillibrand Announces Innovative Education Agenda to Boost Stem Proficiency for Rochester-Finger Lakes Students

Rochester, NY - Standing at Rochester STEM High School, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, MCC President Anne Kress and Rochester City School District Superintendent Bolgen Vargas, announced today her innovative education agenda to encourage more youths, especially women, to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), bolster engineering education programs across New York's elementary, middle, and high schools and encourage the … Continue Reading


June 02, 2014

Gillibrand Announces More Than $2.5 Million for Cortland Head Start Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,521,071 in federal funding for Cortland County Community Action Program, Inc. (CAPCO), a Central New York community based organization. This federal investment will support Early Learning and Head Start programs that provide education and development services for low-income children. "This is a smart investment that can help give more Cortland County children the chance they deserve to start out strong, and go as far as … Continue Reading


June 02, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $730,000 for North Country Family Health Center for Jefferson and Lewis Counties

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $732,251 in federal funding for the North Country Family Health Center, which serves both Jefferson and Lewis counties. The Health Resources and Service Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services awarded the funding to help the North Country Family Health Center provide primary health care services for low income families in Jefferson and Lewis Counties "These much-needed federal funds will help … Continue Reading


June 02, 2014

At House Renovated By Schenectady YouthBuild Students, Gillibrand & Tonko Push to Keep Federal Funding for Vital Job Training and Educational Programs

Schenectady, N.Y. - After touring a house that was renovated by Schenectady YouthBuild students over the past two years, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko urged Congress to continue funding vital programs like this that provide job training and educational programming to students. The YouthBuild program's authorization expired in 2012. After YouthBuild was slated for elimination in the House-passed SKILLS Act last year, Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Tonko … Continue Reading


May 30, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $216,482 in Federal Funds for Collins Volunteer Fire District

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $216,482 in federal funding for Collins Fire District. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The funds will be used to purchase new bottles, face pieces, and air packs to replace their self-contained breathing apparatus, which are all approximately 20 years old. "These much-needed federal funds will provide the assistance … Continue Reading


May 30, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $115,000 for Lake George Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $114,950 in federal funding for Lake George Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to purchase a new in-house oxygen system. "These much-needed federal funds will provide the assistance that the Lake George Fire Department needs to replace critical equipment. First responders are our … Continue Reading


May 30, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $650,000 in Federal Funds for Hudson Valley Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $452,700 for the Yonkers Fire Department and $203,965 in federal funding for Carmel Fire Department. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal grant funds will be used by the Yonkers Fire Department to purchase new medical equipment and to conduct paramedic training. The funds will be used by Carmel Fire Department to … Continue Reading


May 29, 2014

Gillibrand Announces More Than A Half A Million Dollars For Cornell University’s Outreach & Assistance Program For NY Dairy Farmers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, New York's first member of the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, today announced $543,000 in federal funding for Cornell University's development of a web-based decision making tool and outreach to local New York dairy farmers. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the 2014 Farm Bill and will be used to create an Agricultural Risk Management and Policy Institute to help both local and … Continue Reading


May 29, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge FEMA, SBA to Be Ready to Swiftly Approve Disaster Declaration For Up to Six Severely Impacted Finger Lakes Counties

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand urged FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to be ready to swiftly approve New York State's anticipated request for federal support in light of the severe flooding in the Finger Lakes, if the damage assessment meets the federal threshold. Specifically, Schumer and Gillibrand are requesting FEMA quickly approve of a disaster declaration for the impacted counties that include Yates, Ontario, … Continue Reading


May 29, 2014

Senator Gillibrand Announces Nearly $85,000 Federal Investment for The Center For Discovery In Sullivan County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $84,975 federal grant for The Center for Discovery in Sullivan County. This investment, allocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program, will be used to expand telemedicine services to adults and children with autism and severe disabilities living in rural areas. In July 2011, Senator Gillibrand toured the center, meeting with program participants … Continue Reading


May 29, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $30,000 for Brier Hill Fire District in St. Lawrence County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $29,973 in federal funding for Brier Hill Fire District in St. Lawrence County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). "These much-needed federal funds will provide the assistance that Brier Hill Fire District needs to replace critical equipment. First responders are our primary line of defense - they safeguard our … Continue Reading


May 28, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $40,000 in Federal Funds for Taunton Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $42,356 in federal funding for the Taunton Volunteer Fire Department in Onondaga County. This federal funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). "These much-needed federal funds will provide the assistance that Taunton Fire Department needs to replace critical equipment like their air filling station for their breathing … Continue Reading


May 28, 2014

Key Senate Panel Includes Gillibrand, Schumer Measure to Provide $25 Million to Upgrade School Kitchens Across The Country

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer today announced a $25 million school kitchen equipment measure was included in the Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations bill, which passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee late last week. The funding would be allocated through a competitive grant program for schools across the country. Senators Gillibrand, Schumer and twelve of their colleagues urged funding for this program. The legislation now heads … Continue Reading

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