Press Releases

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


August 09, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $130K In Fed Funds For Town Of Sennett Fire Department

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $130,120 in federal funding for the Sennett Fire Department. 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 Sennett Fire Department to expand its emergency services capabilities and to retain its current 26 volunteer firefighters. "Whether it's a fire, flood, car … Continue Reading


August 09, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $216K In Federal Funds For 2 Fire Departments In Orange County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $216,377 in federal funding for Chester Fire Department and New Hampton Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, Chester Fire Department will receive $52,272 to purchase a new exhaust vent system for the firehouse, and New Hampton Fire Department will receive $164,105 to purchase new SCBA … Continue Reading


August 09, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $2.2 Million In Northern Border Regional Commission Funding For Upstate New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand today announced $2.2 million in federal funding for six projects aimed at improving the economy in Upstate New York. The funding was allocated through the Northern Border Regional Commission's (NBRC) Economic & Infrastructure Development Investment Program to support infrastructure projects and other initiatives that create jobs, support entrepreneurs, and strengthen the economy in St. … Continue Reading


August 08, 2017

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

Norwich, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will announce 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 City of Norwich Fire Department in Chenango County. The City of Norwich Fire Department has received nearly $90,000 this year in AFG grants. "This bill will ensure the continuation of vitally important federal funds that our first responders rely on for the … Continue Reading


August 08, 2017

During Visit To Central Fire Station In Ithaca, Senator Gillibrand Announces The Passage Of Legislation To Provide Funding And Resources To Local Fire Departments

Ithaca, 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 Central Fire Station of the Ithaca Fire Department. The Ithaca Fire Department has received over $1 million in AFG and SAFER grants in the last two years. "This bill will ensure the continuation of vitally important federal funds that our first responders rely … Continue Reading


August 08, 2017

Standing At Credo Community Center & Mountain View Prevention Services In Lewis County, Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Opioid Crisis By Limiting Prescriptions To Seven Days

Lowville, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Credo Community Center & Mountain View Prevention Services in Lewis County to announce the Opioid Addiction Prevention Act, bipartisan legislation to crack down on one of the most dangerous root causes of the opioid addiction crisis: the over-prescription of opioids for patients with short-term, acute pain. The bill, modeled after New York State law, would limit the supply of an initial opioid prescription for acute pain to … Continue Reading


August 04, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $787,000 In CDBG Funding For Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand today announced $787,692 in federal funding for the City of Poughkeepsie. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to support various economic development initiatives, sidewalk and infrastructure improvements, and enhancing programming for families, children, and the homeless. "Improving … Continue Reading

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