Press Releases

September 23, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1.1 Million In Federal Funding For United Way Of Long Island's Youthbuild Program

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.1 million in federal funding for United Way of Long Island's YouthBuild program to help disadvantaged young adults earn degrees and build construction-related job experience. The funding is authorized by the Department of Labor's YouthBuild program, aimed to support academic and occupational skills training for at-risk youth. "This federal funding will help the United Way of Long Island continue its great work by … Continue Reading


September 23, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $220,000 In Dept. Of Agriculture Funding For Distance Learning Initiative In Western New York

Buffalo, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $221,780 in federal funding for the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Cooperative Educational Services. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program to advance educational opportunities and expand access to health care to rural areas through communications technology. Specifically, the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Cooperative … Continue Reading


September 22, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $150,000 In Federal Funding For Small Business Growth Accelerator Programs In New York City

New York, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $150,000 in federal funding for Harlem Biospace, Veteran Incubator and Coalition for Queens. The federal investment was allocated through the U.S. Small Business Administration's Growth Accelerator Fund. Through the Growth Accelerator Fund, each recipient receives $50,000 used to assist entrepreneurs in growing their businesses. These investments will help launch successful companies by providing … Continue Reading


September 22, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.2 Million In Federal Funding For Water And Infrastructure Upgrades In The Southern Tier

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a grant of $1,230,000 for the Village of Montour Falls in Schuyler County and City of Norwich in Chenango County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Specifically, the Village of Montour Falls will receive $500,000 in federal funds along with a federal low-interest loan of $695,000 to … Continue Reading


September 21, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $8 Million In Fed & State Funds That Will Allow Communities Across Upstate NY To Make Sidewalks & Crosswalks ADA Compliant

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) have awarded $11,307,342 in federal and state funds. These funds will allow communities across Upstate NY to make their sidewalks and crosswalks compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). "Individuals with disabilities have the right to live independent, fulfilling lives," said Senator Schumer. "We have a … Continue Reading


September 21, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $3.4 Million To Complete Connection Between The Canalway Trail & I-390 Trail & Start Of New Eastman Trail- Critical Extension Will Finally Link North-South I-390 Trail & Begin Eastern Link Via New Eastman Trail's Ridgeway Segment Enhancing Efforts To Redevelop Eastman Biz Park & Making Trail System More Viable For Area Recreation & Transportation

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) awarded $3,457,770 to close a gap in the overall trail system through the Town of Greece and City of Rochester knitting together the Canalway Trail with the I-390 Trail and creating the first segment of the new Eastman Trail. Schumer said finally linking these trails would make this trail system much more viable for both … Continue Reading


September 21, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $10 Million For Transportation Projects In Syracuse & Onondaga County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has unlocked more than $10 million in federal funding for major transportation projects in Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse. The funding was allocated for transportation projects ten years ago, but remained unspent and blocked from reuse by federal rules. However, a newly enacted Schumer-backed law gave FHWA … Continue Reading


September 21, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand & Donovan Announce Nearly $12,000 In Federal Grant Funding For Staten Island Museum

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that the Staten Island Museum will receive $11,715 in federal grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The funding will be provided through IMLS's Museums for America (MFA) program, which supports projects that strengthen a museum's ability to serve its local community. Specifically, the Staten Island Museum will use the MFA funding to preserve and digitize … Continue Reading


September 20, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million In Federal Funding For The Greater Rochester International Airport

Rochester, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,005,892 for the Greater Rochester International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Greater Rochester International Airport will use the funding to design and reconstruct 800 feet of the existing Taxiway H pavement. This latest over $1 million investment follow's similar recent federal … Continue Reading


September 20, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.7 Million In Fed Funding For Water Infrastructure Upgrades In Towns Of Arcadia And Sodus

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,770,000 in federal funding for the Towns of Arcadia and Sodus, located in Wayne County, to make new investments in local water infrastructure. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. Specifically, for the Town of Arcadia, this funding comes in the form of a $500,000 grant and a $961,000 low-interest loan. This … Continue Reading


September 20, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Requests CDC To Proactively Conduct Public Health Assessment Of Saint-Gobain Site In Hoosick Falls

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today sent a letter urging the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to use its authority to immediately conduct a public health assessment of the Saint-Gobain site in Hoosick Falls and surrounding communities. A public health assessment would allow the CDC to do the comprehensive review necessary to develop … Continue Reading


September 20, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $19,000 In Federal Funding For Westville Volunteer Fire Department In Franklin County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $19,088 in federal funding for the Westville Volunteer Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Westville Volunteer Fire Department located in Franklin County will purchase replacement fire hose and related attachments. "With this funding, our Westville firefighters can focus on their … Continue Reading


September 20, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $200,000 In Federal Funding For Massena International Airport In St. Lawrence County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $209,000 for Massena International-Richards Field Airport in St. Lawrence County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Massena International-Richards Field Airport will use the funding to replace a large carrier vehicle with high capacity snow plow to keep the airport serviceable during snow periods and … Continue Reading


September 20, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Urges EPA To Reverse Its Decision To Stop PCB Dredging In The Upper Hudson River

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reverse its decision to stop polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) dredging in the Upper Hudson River. "PCB dredging in the Hudson River should not have been stopped before the job was finished, and I urge the EPA to reverse its decision that dredging was complete," said Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate … Continue Reading


September 20, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Trade Adjustment Assistance For Fort Edwards GE Employees

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that following their push, the Department of Labor will provide workers at the General Electric Capacitor Plant in Fort Edward access to Trade Adjustment Assistance. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand wrote to Secretary of Labor Perez on August 30, 2016, requesting these resources after the Department of Labor initially rejected the TAA petition from GE workers in Fort Edward. "This is some much-needed … Continue Reading


September 20, 2016

Senators Gillibrand And Rounds Lead Bipartisan Initiative Urging President Obama To Reject And If Needed Veto Any One-Sided Resolutions At The United Nations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) today led a bipartisan letter with 86 other Senators urging President Obama to continue the longstanding U.S. policy of vetoing any one-sided UN Security Council resolution offered at the United Nations that would ultimately make it more difficult for Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate a sustainable two-state solution. "At a time of great challenges in the Middle East, we are disappointed that … Continue Reading


September 16, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2.7 Million In Federal FEMA Funds For Village Of Cobleskill In Schoharie County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,769,000 in federal funding for Village of Cobleskill. The funding is being provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The grant will fund several critical improvements to the Cobleskill Water System in order to prevent the loss of water service and ensure that the system meets safety and quality standards. This grant funds Phase II of a two-phase project. … Continue Reading


September 16, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce U.S. Senate Passes Critical Legislation That Will Provide $1.5 Billion To Great Lakes Restoration Initiative - Senators Have Secured GLRI Funds For NY Projects That Protect NY Waterways Like Lakes Erie & Ontario; Urges House To Immediately Pass Bill Before Returning Home

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the U.S. Senate has passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which authorized $300 million per year, for the fiscal years 2017 through 2021, for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). This five-year reauthorization will provide $1.5 billion in total for the initiative, which has funded hundreds of projects along the Great Lakes, including many in Upstate NY along waterways like Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. … Continue Reading


September 16, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3.8 Million In Federal Funds For Long Island MaCarthur Airport; FAA Grant Will Help Funding Construction Of Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Building At Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Long Island MacArthur Airport is receiving a $3,874,557 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to construct an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Building. Earlier this year, the Senators announced $5,880,437 for the Firefighting Building. "Keeping our airports running smoothly and safely each and every day is essential to the health of the region's economy," said Senator … Continue Reading


September 16, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $896,000 In Federal Funding For Two Western New York Regional Airports

Buffalo, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $896,050 for Chautauqua County/Jamestown Airport and Cattaraugus County-Olean Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, Chautauqua County/Jamestown Airport located in Chautauqua County will receive $745,750 to complete the final phase of full-depth reconstruction of approximately 7,200 square yards of the … Continue Reading

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