Press Releases

September 06, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce +$1.8 Million In Federal Funding For Breitbeck Park Restoration In Oswego County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,875,606.15 in federal funding for critical repairs to Breitbeck Park in Oswego County. The federal funds are administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to restore Breitbeck Park and its shoreline, which has been severely damaged by flooding that took place on Lake Ontario in 2017 and 2019. "The … Continue Reading


September 05, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $450,000 In Federal Funds For Retreat, Inc. On Long Island

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $450,000 in federal funding for Retreat, Inc. in East Hampton. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Transitional Housing Grant Assistance Program and will be used to provide transitional housing and support services for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and their families. Specifically, 15 survivors and their … Continue Reading


September 04, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Condemn Trump Administration’s Decision To Redirect Essential Funding For Military Construction Projects At West Point And Across The United States To Fund Border Wall

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, released the following statements in response to the Trump administration's decision to redirect $3.6 billion in funding for military construction projects across the country for the construction of a border wall. U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper notified Congressional members of this decision last night, and the … Continue Reading


September 04, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $450,000 In Federal Funds For Oswego County Opportunities In Fulton

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $450,000 in federal funding for Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. in Fulton, NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Transitional Housing Grant Assistance Program and will be used to provide transitional housing and support services for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and their families. Specifically, Oswego … Continue Reading


September 04, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce +$444K in Federal Funds for YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $444,690 in federal funding for YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Transitional Housing Grant Assistance Program and will be used to provide transitional housing and support services for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and their families. Specifically, YWCA of Rochester and … Continue Reading


August 30, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $171K In Federal Funding For Two Fire Departments In Western New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $171,980.94 in federal funding for two fire departments in Western New York. Specifically, Armor Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. in Erie County will receive $146,742.85 and will use the funding to purchase new air packs, oxygen bottles, and air masks. The department currently uses 25-year-old air packs. The City of Olean Fire Department in Cattaraugus County will receive $25,238.09 … Continue Reading


August 30, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $138K In Federal Funding For The Arlington Fire District In Dutchess County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $138,045.45 in federal funding for the Arlington Fire District in Dutchess County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will specifically be used to provide firefighter training on incident command and safety. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the tools they need to … Continue Reading


August 30, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $351K In Federal Funding For Four Fire Departments In Central New York, The Finger Lakes Region, And The Southern Tier

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $375,618.65 in federal funding for four fire departments in Cayuga, Ontario, Steuben, and Tompkins Counties. Specifically, the City of Auburn Fire Department will receive $24,418.18, the Village of Shortsville Fire Department will receive $44,285.71, the City of Hornell Fire Department will receive $137,184.76, and the City of Ithaca Fire Department will receive $169,730. The … Continue Reading


August 29, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $8.2 Million in Federal Funds to Expand Rural Broadband in Delaware County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $8,208,810 in federal funding to expand high-speed, broadband internet access in Delaware County. The federal funding was administered through the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) to Hancock Telephone Company, and is expected to provide broadband service to over 1,100 homes and business around the Town of Hancock in Delaware … Continue Reading


August 29, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3.5 Million in Federal Funds for Homeless Alliance of Western New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,592,570 in federal funding for the Homeless Alliance of Western New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) and will be used to expand access to affordable housing options for youth aged 24 and younger in Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, and Wyoming Counties. "One … Continue Reading


August 23, 2019

At Peak Of Hurricane Season, Gillibrand Calls On HUD To Publish Disaster Recovery Funds Disbursement Requirements For Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today announced that she has joined U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), U.S. Representative Darren Soto (D-FL-9), along with other Members of Congress in calling on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to immediately publish a Federal Register Notice (FRN) identifying the requirements for the disbursement of disaster recovery funds appropriated for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These funds are part of the … Continue Reading


August 22, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $571k In Federal Funding To Train Workers In Rural Communities Across Upstate New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $571,267 in federal funding for the Workforce Development Institute (WDI), part of the AFL-CIO. Specifically, the funding will go towards creating and implementing workforce training programs in the production of wood and paper products. WDI supports rural economies in New York by addressing worker skills needs, helping workers get local jobs, and expanding opportunities for … Continue Reading


August 22, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $178 Million in Anti-Terrorism Funding for NYPD, Regional Law Enforcement, and Non-Profit Organizations in and Around NYC

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the New York City area is set to receive $178,750,000 in federal funding through the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), which includes the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). This funding is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The UASI program provides funding to address the unique needs of … Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.4 Million In Federal Early Head Start Funding For Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,414,670 in federal funding for the Early Head Start program at Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Early Head Start Program and will be used to provide child care and support services for low-income families in Chautauqua County. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our … Continue Reading


August 19, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $509K In Federal Head Start Funding For Madison County Community Action Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $509,906 in federal funding for the Community Action Program for Madison County. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families throughout Madison County. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like … Continue Reading


August 16, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1 Million In Federal Funding To Identify And Help Remove Lead Hazards From Homes In White Plains

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1 million in federal funding for the White Plains Housing Authority. The funding was awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund (LBPCF) program, and will specifically be used to conduct lead-based paint risk assessments, housing inspections, and long-term and temporary abatement measures in public housing. "Lead poisoning … Continue Reading


August 16, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1 Million in Federal Funding to Help Identify and Remove Lead Hazards From Homes in Utica

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,000,000 in federal funding for the Utica Housing Authority to combat the ongoing threat of lead throughout the city's homes. The funding was allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund (LBPCF) program, and will specifically be used to conduct lead-based paint risk assessments, housing inspections, and long-term and … Continue Reading


August 16, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $160k in Federal Funding to Help Identify and Remove Lead Hazards From Homes in Syracuse

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $161,500 in federal funding for the Syracuse Housing Authority to combat the ongoing threat of lead throughout the city's homes. The funding was allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund (LBPCF) program, and will specifically be used to conduct lead-based paint risk assessments, housing inspections, and long-term and … Continue Reading


August 15, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.1 Million In Federal Funds For University At Buffalo To Advance Groundbreaking Study Of Mosquito And Fruit Fly Genetics

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,106,466 in federal funding for the University at Buffalo. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to further the university's groundbreaking research on animal genetics. Specifically, the genetic research will concentrate on the development of the nervous systems of mosquitos and fruit flies with the potential to result in a … Continue Reading


August 15, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.5 Million In Federal Funds For University Of Rochester To Advance Groundbreaking Study Of Quantum Computing

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,549,179 in federal funding for quantum computing research at the University of Rochester. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF). These funds will allow researchers at the university to further investigate the many challenges of working with and stabilizing quantum particles, called qubits. Additionally, the funding will be used by the … Continue Reading

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