Press Releases

August 23, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million in U.S. Department of Labor Funding for Mohawk Valley Community College

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,099,916 in new federal funding for Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor. These grants will be awarded to MVCC's YouthBuild program, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk youth from ages 16-to-24. "This federal funding will help Mohawk Valley Community College continue its great work by giving many young … Continue Reading


August 23, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million in U.S. Department of Labor Funding for Social Enterprise and Training Center, Inc.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Senators Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,100,000 in new federal funding for Social Enterprise and Training Center, Inc., in Schenectady, NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor. These grants will be awarded to YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk youth from ages 16-to-24. "This federal funding will help the Social Enterprise and Training Center, Inc., continue its … Continue Reading


August 21, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Statement Following President Trump's Address on Afghanistan Military Policy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the ranking member on the Personnel Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after President Trump's address on Afghanistan military policy: "I found the President's speech tonight terribly lacking. Lacking in details, lacking in substance and lacking in a vision of what success in Afghanistan looks like. "When committing American service members overseas, the Commander in Chief needs to clearly … Continue Reading


August 21, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $500,000 in Main Street Grant Funding for the Village of Monticello

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal funding for the Village of Monticello. The funding, allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Main Street program, helps support affordable housing and rejuvenate older, downtown business districts while retaining the area's traditional and historic character. Specifically, this federal funding will assist in the rehabilitation of the … Continue Reading


August 17, 2017

Senators Gillibrand and Capito Announce Bipartisan Legislation To Make Funding Available For Rural Broadband Projects

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced the Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program Act, also known as the B-CROP Act. This bipartisan bill would make grant funding available for rural broadband projects in high-need areas to be awarded in combination with the current loan funding available through USDA's Rural Utilities Service. "There is no doubt anymore that students and businesses in today's world must … Continue Reading


August 17, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $37k in Federal Funds for Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Company

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $37,462 in federal funding for the Woodlawn Vol. Fire Company in Hamburg, NY. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. This funding will allow the Woodlawn Vol. Fire Company to bolster recruitment with the purchase of an LED sign, lawn signs, brochures and other recruitment … Continue Reading


August 17, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million in Federal Head Start Funding for Delaware Opportunities, Inc.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,061,034 for Head Start programs at Delaware Opportunities, Inc. in Delaware County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in the Southern Tier Region. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like Head Start, the … Continue Reading


August 17, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $152k in Federal Funds for Brighton Fire District

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $152,036 in federal funding for the Brighton Fire District in Rochester. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. This funding will allow the Brighton Fire District to bolster their recruitment efforts and retention. "Whether it's a fire, flood, car accident, or when disaster strikes, we … Continue Reading


August 17, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $82,000 in Federal Funding for Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $82,200 for Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the grant will be used to fund the removal of runway obstructions to improve safety. "Keeping our airport runways in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting business and tourism to Oneida County," said … Continue Reading


August 17, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $6.4 Million in Federal Funds for 62 New York Community Health Centers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $6,400,528 in federal funds for 62 New York community health centers. The funding will be allocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). These Health Center Quality Improvement funds are rewards for health care centers who have exceeded or met quality standards and patient care goals. The funds will support high-quality health … Continue Reading


August 17, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce U.S. Department of Agriculture Has Agreed to Purchase $18 Million in Surplus Concord Grape Juice to Stabilize Prices for Grape Growers in Upstate New York

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will use up to $18 million in Section 32 funds to purchase concord grape juice for use in domestic nutrition programs across the country. The Senators pushed the USDA to help purchase some of this surplus product to ensure the continued success of Concord grape growers in New York and nationwide. Schumer and Gillibrand said this critical purchase of Concord … Continue Reading


August 16, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million In Federal Head Start And Early Head Start Funding For Schuyler Head Start, Inc.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,051,600 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Schuyler Head Start, Inc. in Schuyler County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in the Southern Tier Region. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like … Continue Reading


August 16, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.6 Million in Federal Funds for Action For A Better Community in Rochester

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,641,349 for Action for a Better Community in Rochester, NY. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Professional Opportunity Grant Project (HPOG) and will be used to provide education and training for good-paying jobs in the health care field and make a pathway for New Yorkers to fill labor shortages with in high-demand … Continue Reading


August 14, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.1 Million In Federal Funds For University Of Rochester

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,181,837 in federal funding for The University of Rochester (UR). The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to develop a High Amperage Driver for Extreme States (HADES). The driver will produce and allow scientists to explore matter at the extreme pressures common to the deep interiors of planets and stars throughout the galaxy. "The University of … Continue Reading


August 11, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $4 Million In Federal Head Start And Early Head Start Funding For Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,211,371 for Head Start, Early Head Start, and Early Head Start Expansion programs at Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. in Chautauqua County. Specifically, Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.'s Head Start and Early Head Start programs will receive $2,868,278. While Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.'s Early Head Start Expansion-Child Care Partnership Program will receive $1,343,093. The federal funding was … Continue Reading


August 11, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $48,000 In Federal Funds For South Wales Fire District No. 1

Buffalo, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $48,556 in federal funding for South Wales Fire District No. 1 in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, South Wales Fire District No. 1 will use the funding to purchase a new air compressor for filling self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. "It is essential that we … Continue Reading


August 11, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $217,000 In Federal Funds For Two Central New York Fire Departments

Syracuse, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $217,387 in federal funding for two Central New York fire departments. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Cortlandville Fire District will receive $166,667 in federal funds to purchase a 2000-gal tanker with a 500gpm pump. The Minoa Fire Department will receive $50,720 in federal … Continue Reading


August 10, 2017

During Visit to Davenport Fire Department, Senator Gillibrand Announces Passage of Legislation to Provide Funding And Resources To Local Fire Departments

Davenport, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the passage of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program Reauthorization bill at the Davenport Fire Department. Delaware County Fire Departments have received nearly $1 million in the past few years in federal grants. "This bill will ensure the continuation of vitally important federal funds that our first responders rely on for the … Continue Reading


August 10, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Make Funding Available For Rural Broadband Projects

Fonda, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited Fonda-Fultonville Elementary School for a press conference to announce the Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program Act (B-CROP Act). This bipartisan bill, introduced by Senator Gillibrand and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), would make grant funding available for rural broadband projects in high-need areas to be awarded in combination with the current loan funding available through USDA's Rural Utilities Service. In … Continue Reading


August 09, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1 Million In Federal Funds For University At Buffalo

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,000,000 in federal funding for University at Buffalo. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to develop a smart service system for advanced health monitoring and disease diagnosis based on wearable devices that incorporate nano-biosensing networks. "SUNY Buffalo is a world class institution that excels in education and innovation. This federal … Continue Reading

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