Press Releases

September 23, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Westchester County Set to Receive $900k in Dept. of Justice Grant; Investment for Family Justice Center to Improve Services, Better Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a $900,000 Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program (Arrest) Grant from the Department of Justice for Westchester County. Specifically, the investment will help expand and strengthen Westchester's Family Justice Center, which brings together victim advocates from non-profit, nongovernmental victim services organizations, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, probation officers, governmental … Continue Reading


September 23, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Nearly $700,000 to Combat Domestic Violence in Rochester Area

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced two grants worth a total of $684,569 for Lifespan of Greater Rochester and the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County to support efforts to protect women and children from domestic violence. The competitive federal grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice to support a comprehensive strategy against domestic violence in all forms. "There are few crimes more repugnant than domestic violence … Continue Reading


September 23, 2013

Gillibrand Calls for Historic Natural Landmark Designation for Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced her effort to designate the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, a 3,200-acre nature preserve, as a National Natural Landmark (NNL). "The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is one of New York State's most beautiful natural treasures, and deserves National Natural Landmark status," Senator Gillibrand said. "This gem of ecological diversity and rare geological landforms make this site an important preservation area and a great place for families … Continue Reading


September 23, 2013

With Only 11 Days Remaining…Gillibrand, Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum, Union and Community Leaders Urge All Eligible Sick and Injured 9/11 Responders and Survivors to Register for Compensation Before the Oct. 3rd Deadline

New York, NY - With only 11 days before the October 3rd deadline for injured and sick 9/11 first responders, recovery workers, and survivors to register for economic compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, VCF Special Master Sheila Birnbaum, union and community leaders, and 9/11 first responders and survivors in urging all eligible injured and sick 9/11 first responders and survivors to quickly register without any delay. The James Zadroga … Continue Reading


September 23, 2013

Three More Retired Generals Come Forward in Support of Gillibrand Proposal to Create Independent, Non-Biased, Objective Military Justice System for Victims of Sexual Assault in the Military

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced today that three more retired Generals have come out in public support of her proposal to create an independent, non-biased and objective military justice system free of the influence of the chain of command by placing the decision over whether serious crimes go to trial in the hands of trained military prosecutors where it belongs. In separate letters to Gillibrand released today, the three retired Generals adding their … Continue Reading


September 22, 2013

After Touring the 4th Annual World Maker Faire at New York Hall of Science, Gillibrand Announces Education Agenda to Boost Stem Proficiency for Underrepresented Students

Queens, NY - After touring the fourth annual Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced new legislation to encourage more women, minorities, and low-income students to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math. To help close the racial, gender, and income-level gaps among our high-tech workforce, Senator Gillibrand's Supporting Underrepresented Groups' Education in STEM (SURGES) Act would create a grant program … Continue Reading


September 19, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand, and Maloney Announce $2.4 Million Investment for Newburgh Fire Department

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced today that City of Newburgh will receive $2,400,000 to hire fifteen new firefighters. Although their grant application was initially denied, the Newburgh Fire Department will now receive this important investment through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program- Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). "With these funds, Newburgh residents can rest easy … Continue Reading


September 19, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand, Owens Announce Over $200k in Federal Funding for Town of Chester

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Bill Owens announced that the Town of Chester, in Warren County, has received a Community Facility Loan and Grant totaling $207,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development. The funding, comprised of a $187,000 loan and $20,000 grant will be used to install a new HVAC pellet boiler to improve energy efficiency at the Town Hall, which also serves as the Senior Center and the Meals on Wheels … Continue Reading


September 18, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $40,000 Federal Grant for Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department will receive $40,850 in federal funding to purchase new protective gear. 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 needed equipment, protective gear, … Continue Reading


September 18, 2013

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand & Say Yes to Education Announce 11 New College and University Partners Committed to Tuition Aid for Urban Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Say Yes to Education Inc., a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing high school and college graduation rates for students in urban school districts, announced today that 11 additional private colleges and universities have joined the organization's Higher Education Compact, which offers free tuition to eligible students. The announcement was made on Wednesday at a media event on Capitol Hill by George Weiss, the money manager who founded Say Yes to … Continue Reading


September 17, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $2.5 Million for Orange County Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,436,958 in federal funding for the Orange County Airport for construction of a new runway. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. "This Department of Transportation grant will ensure that the Orange County Airport can continue to safely serve residents, businesses and visitors to region for years to come," said … Continue Reading


September 17, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million in Federal Funding for Rockville Centre Electrical; Utility Worked to Restore Service for Village Residents in Wake of Superstorm Sandy

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,192,311 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding for the Rockville Centre Electrical after Superstorm Sandy. The utility worked to restore service to Village customers within Rockville Centre's electric operational area in the wake of the storm's arrival. "Superstorm Sandy wreaked significant damage throughout the Village of Rockville Centre, destroying more than 30 utility poles and damaging critical … Continue Reading


September 17, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $2 Million in Federal Funding for Staten Island Ferry

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $2 million in federal funding to maintain the Staten Island Ferry System, which includes the eight ferry vessels, St. George Ferry and Whitehall terminals and the maintenance of the ferry infrastructure both structural and sub-structural to keep them in a state of good repair. The grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation, is being awarded to the New York City Department of Transportation. "This … Continue Reading


September 17, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.1 Million for Greater Binghamton Airport; Dept. of Transportation Grant for Apron Rehabilitation

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Greater Binghamton Airport is set to receive a $1,134,153 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant to rehabilitate the west apron at the airport. The west apron at Greater Binghamton is separate from the runways and taxiways and is where aircraft are loaded and unloaded, boarded, parked and refueled. "I'm pleased to add this million dollar grant to the list of 'arrivals' at Greater Binghamton," said Senator … Continue Reading


September 17, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.4 Million for Greater Rochester International Airport; Dept. of Transportation Award for Apron Improvements

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Greater Rochester International Airport is set to receive a $1,448,112 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for airport facility upgrades. Specifically, the funding will be used to rehabilitate the apron on taxiway C, where aircraft are loaded and unloaded, boarded, parked and refueled. "This Department of Transportation grant will ensure that Greater Rochester International Airport can continue to … Continue Reading


September 16, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $700,000 for Finger Lakes Regional Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $704,966 in federal funding is being awarded to the Finger Lakes Regional Airport to upgrade the airport's runway infrastructure. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. "This Department of Transportation grant will ensure that Finger Lakes Regional Airport in Seneca Falls can continue to safely serve residents and all … Continue Reading


September 16, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.1 Million for Saratoga County Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced two federal awards totaling $1,148,309 are being awarded to the Saratoga County Airport for infrastructure upgrades and wildlife hazard assessments. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. "These Federal Aviation Administration grants will allow for important infrastructure upgrades at the Saratoga County Airport, … Continue Reading


September 16, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Almost $2 Million for Stewart International Airport; Dept. of Transportation Funding for Runway Improvements

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Stewart International Airport is set to receive a $1,979,977 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for airport facility upgrades. Specifically, this funding will allow Stewart to repair cracks in the runway pavement, making it less susceptible to deterioration, particularly with the winter months coming up. In addition, the funding will be used to lay new lines on the rehabilitated runway. Schumer and … Continue Reading


September 13, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Griffiss International Airport to Receive Over $445k in Dept. of Transportation Funding for Lighting

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Griffiss International Airport is set to receive a $449,100 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for airport facility upgrades. Specifically, this funding will allow Griffiss to install edge lighting on taxiway K and enhance airport safety by providing adequate lighting. Schumer and Gillibrand applaud DOT for their work to increase safety at all airports. "I am pleased to add this federal investment to the … Continue Reading


September 13, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announces $1.1 Million in Federal Funding for Town of Wolcott Sewer System

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Town of Wolcott, in Wayne County, has received a Water and Waste Disposal Grant totaling $1,100,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development. The funding will be used to create a new sewer district in the Blind Sodus Bay area, which will be a benefit to local residents and help guard against contamination getting into Blind Sodus Bay. "Efficiently supporting our rural communities with funding … Continue Reading

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