Press Releases

August 23, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Almost $340,000 in Federal Funding for Border Security Program in the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region – Investments Provide for Law Enforcement Cooperation at Border, Points of Entry

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Rochester-Finger Lakes region is set to receive $339,659 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) allocations. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that the $339,659 in funding for Monroe, Orleans, and Wayne Counties comes through the Operation Stonegarden Program (OPSG) in the FY2013 Homeland Security Grant Program Allocation. The OPSG program … Continue Reading


August 23, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $650,000 for Cortland County-Chase Field

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced two awards of $82,800 and $567,000 in federal funding is being awarded to Cortland County-Chase Field to rehabilitate runway 6-24 at the airport and the construction of a snow removal equipment building. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. "I am pleased to add this $650,000 grant to the list of 'arrivals' at … Continue Reading


August 23, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand, Bishop Announce Over $600,000 in Federal Funding for Brookhaven Calabro Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Tim Bishop today announced $637,193 in Federal Aviation Administration funding for Brookhaven Calabro Airport. The grant will provide for the rehabilitation of the taxiway lighting system for taxiways at Brookhaven Calabro Airport. "This important investment will help improve the safety at Brookhaven Calabro Airport," said Schumer. "I am pleased to announce this federal funding that will update the airport's … Continue Reading


August 23, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $174 Million in Federal Funding for the Urban Areas Security Initiative in NYC & Over $66 Million in State Homeland Security Program Funding for NYS; Investment Provides for Anti-Terror Enforcement

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced that New York is set to receive millions in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) allocations. First, Schumer and Gillibrand announced that $174,290,662 in funding for New York City through the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) program in the FY2013 Homeland Security Grant Program Allocation. The UASI program provides funding to address the … Continue Reading


August 23, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.5 Million for Oswego County Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $1,026,000 in federal funding is being awarded to the Oswego County Airport to rehabilitate its taxiway and upgrade its lighting and electrical systems, including the purchase of a new transformer. In addition, the Senators announced $519,000 in federal funding would also be awarded to Oswego County Airport for the rehabilitation of taxiway "E" and the purchase of aircraft deicing equipment. The funding is allocated through the … Continue Reading


August 23, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million for Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $1,035,000 in federal funding is being awarded to the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury to remove trees obstructing one of the runways and to upgrade its lighting systems. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. "I am pleased to add this million dollar grant to the list of 'arrivals' at Floyd Bennett Memorial … Continue Reading


August 22, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand, Bishop Urge Army Corps to Expedite Emergency Stabilization Projects on Fire Island and Downtown Montauk; Projects Will Help Protect Long Island’s South Shore Communities

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Tim Bishop today urged the Army Corps of Engineers to immediately approve and begin work on emergency stabilization projects at Fire Island dunes and downtown Montauk for hurricane protection, flood control and beach nourishment. The stabilization projects, which are part of the larger New York Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation Study known as FIMP, await final Army Corps approval, as well as other local agreements, … Continue Reading


August 22, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $60,000 Federal Grant for Belgium Cold Springs Fire District

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Belgium Cold Springs Fire District will receive $57,000 in federal grant funding to replace their compressor and cascade system. The funding comes from the FY12 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 … Continue Reading


August 15, 2013

Gillibrand Statement on New Pentagon Sexual Assault Policy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement today after the Pentagon issued new policies to address sexual assault in the military: "The Pentagon taking action is a good thing and these are positive steps forward but it is not the leap forward required to solve the problem. As we have heard over and over again from the victims, and the top military leadership themselves, there is a lack of trust in the system that has a chilling effect on reporting. 302 … Continue Reading


August 15, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce the Town of Leon to Receive Over $200,000 in Federal Funding – Investment for New Snowplow Truck to Improve Public Safety During Storms

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Program will award the Town of Leon a $204,000 Community Facility Loan and Grant. Specifically, this $154,000 loan and $50,000 grant will go towards the purchase of a 2014 Mack snowplow truck with equipment to serve the local rural area during winter storms and improve safety. "With this funding, the Town of Leon will be prepared for upcoming winter … Continue Reading


August 15, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million for New Water District in Oakfield

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal loan worth $479,000 and a federal grant worth $650,000 for the Town of Oakfield. The funding is allocated through the USDA's Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program and will be used to establish water district No. 3, increasing access to water service for local residents. "Supporting New York's rural communities with smart investments for water management is pivotal … Continue Reading


August 15, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $2.5 Million for Waste Water Treatment Plant in Caneadea

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal loan worth $1,353,000 and a federal grant worth $1,117,000 for the Town of Caneadea. The funding is allocated through the USDA's Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program and will be used to make upgrades to the Wastewater Treatment Plant. "Efficiently supporting our rural communities with funding for clean water and sewer repairs is pivotal for our community and our … Continue Reading


August 15, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million in FEMA Funding for Debris Removal in Floral Park After Superstorm Sandy

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,452,461 of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance funding for Floral Park which will reimburse the costs of the contracted hazardous debris removal after Superstorm Sandy. "Superstorm Sandy wreaked significant damage throughout Floral Park, creating a massive cleanup effort," said Schumer. "This federal reimbursement for debris cleanup is critical in making sure that Long Islanders are not … Continue Reading


August 15, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $4 Million in Federal Funding for Sandy-Damaged Boardwalks in Brookhaven

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced over $4 million in federal funding for the Town of Brookhaven for the repair of five boardwalks as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The funding is being provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance program. "Superstorm Sandy caused significant damage to the boardwalks in Brookhaven," said Schumer. "I am pleased to announce this necessary federal funding to repair the boardwalks in … Continue Reading


August 14, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce the Village of Attica to Receive $160,000 in Federal Funding – Investment for New Ambulance

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Program will award the Village of Attica a $160,000 Community Facility Loan and Grant. Specifically, this $136,000 loan and $24,000 grant will go towards the purchase of a new ambulance to serve the local rural area and improve emergency response and safety. "With this investment, Attica first responders can focus on their important work knowing … Continue Reading


August 09, 2013

Gillibrand, Gibson Push for Passage of Farm Bill that Extends Priority Access to USDA Funding for Sullivan County

Liberty, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, today pushed for passage of the Farm Bill, including an extension of the Rural Economic Area Partnership (REAP) Zone designation for Sullivan County and the Town of Wawarsing (Ulster County) that was part of the Senate version of the reauthorization. The measure would extend a designation that helps give the region priority … Continue Reading


August 09, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Service to Receive $118,000 in Federal Funding – Investment for New Ambulance

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Program will award the Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Service in Clayton, NY a $118,000 Community Facility Loan and Grant. Specifically, this $76,700 loan and $41,300 grant will go towards the purchase of a Type III ambulance to serve the local rural area and improve emergency response and safety. "With this funding, Thousand Islands first … Continue Reading


August 09, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Development Authority of the North Country to Receive $28,100 in Federal Funding – Investment for Cape Winery Expansion

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Program will award the Development Authority of the North Country a $28,100 Rural Business Enterprise Grant. Specifically, the Development Authority of the North Country will use this investment for the new and already-successful Cape Winery in Cape Vincent, NY to expand and add a 480 sq. ft room for the fermentation process in wine production. "With … Continue Reading


August 09, 2013

Gillibrand, Marshall, NYS NAACP President Dr. Dukes, Advocates Urge Congress to Restore Voting Rights Act this Year in Wake of Supreme Court Decision that Gutted Key Provision at the Very Heart of the Law

Queens, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall were joined today at Queens Borough Hall by New York State NAACP President Dr. Hazel Dukes, Jerry Vattamala of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and National Women's Chair of the Alliance of South Asian American Labor (ASAAL) Mazeda Uddin in calling on Congressional leaders of both chambers to pass a bipartisan legislative solution this year to restore the Voting Rights Act in … Continue Reading


August 08, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $267k Federal Grant for International Association of Arson Investigators; Investment for Fire Prevention and Investigation Training

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), based in Calcium, New York, will receive a grant totaling $267,000 in Round 15 of the FY11 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) for Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S). AFG awards are administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and are designed to strengthen the nation's ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards and improve … Continue Reading

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