Press Releases

September 02, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $300,000 In Federal Funding For Black Women's Blueprint; Brooklyn Non-Profit Serves African-American Victims Of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence In NYC

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $300,000 in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) funding the Black Women's Blueprint, a non-profit organization located in Brooklyn that serves African American victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking in all five boroughs of New York City. For this project, the organization will partner with Women's Hands Establishing Entrepreneurial Leadership Skills (WHEELS) to provide economic … Continue Reading


September 02, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.1 Million In Federal Funding For Domestic Abuse Support Programs In The Capital Region

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,157,021 in federal funding for two Capital Region legal aid groups dedicated to providing legal representation to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women and is authorized through the Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program. Specifically, Legal Project, Inc. in Albany County - … Continue Reading


September 02, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $600K In Federal Funding For Domestic Abuse Support Programs In Central NY

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women and is authorized through the Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program. Specifically, Utica-based legal aid organization will use these funds to provide quality legal representation, supportive services and outreach to victims of domestic … Continue Reading


September 02, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $600K In Federal Funding For Domestic Abuse Support Programs In The Rochester-Finger Lakes Region

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for The Legal Aid Society of Rochester. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women and is authorized through the Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program. This funding will allow The Legal Aid Society of Rochester to provide legal representation to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking in … Continue Reading


September 02, 2016

Standing At The Buffalo History Museum, Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Establish Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission In Honor Of 100th Anniversary Of Passage And Ratification Of The 19th Amendment

Buffalo, N.Y. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the bipartisan Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission Act (S.3073) at The Buffalo History Museum. This legislation would establish a Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. The Commission would work with federal, state and local governments, private organizations, as well as … Continue Reading


September 01, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand, Rice Announce More Than $14K In Federal Funding For Village Of Freeport

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Rice announced today that the Village of Freeport has been awarded $14,140 in federal U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Funding. The funds were awarded through the DOJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which provides funding to states and local governments to support a range of crime prevention activities based on state and local needs. The Village of Freeport … Continue Reading


September 01, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $200K In Federal Funds For Four Central New York Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $196,521 in federal funding for four fire departments in Central New York. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Homer Fire Department in Cortland County will receive $13,567 in funding to purchase a new washing and drying machine to prevent harmful chemicals from seeping through clothes after fires. The Village of … Continue Reading


September 01, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $14 Million In Federal Funds To Support Homeless Veteran Families In New York City And On Long Island

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $14,074,580 in federal funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for seven organizations in New York City and Long Island that provide services to low-income, at-risk Veterans and their families. The grants are being provided under the VA's Support Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) program, which helps Veteran families around the nation who are permanently housed or transitioning to permanent housing. The … Continue Reading


September 01, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1.8 Million In Federal Funding For Domestic Abuse Support Programs in NYC

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.8 million in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) funding for domestic abuse support programs in New York City. The funding was allocated through the DOJ's Office on Violence Against Women and is authorized through the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program. Specifically, the NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, Incorporated will receive $600,000 in federal funding to provide quality representation to lesbian, … Continue Reading


September 01, 2016

Gillibrand Urges USDA To Create EBT System For Farmer's Market Nutrition Programs With Looming Transition Deadline

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today wrote to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging the Agency to assist states in creating and implementing an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system for Farmers' Market Nutrition Programs (FMNP). By law, all federal nutrition programs are being transitioned to an EBT system by October 2020, but there is no plan for FMNPs. FMNPs allow beneficiaries, who include low-income woman, infants, and young children participating in the … Continue Reading


August 31, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1 Million In Federal Funds To Support Homeless Veteran Families In Central New York And The North Country

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,051,933 in federal funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for two organizations in the Central New York and North Country areas that provide services to low-income, at-risk veterans and their families. The grants are being provided under the VA's Support Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) program, which helps veteran families around the nation who are permanently housed or transitioning to permanent … Continue Reading


August 31, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $3 Million In Federal Funds To Support Homeless Veteran Families Across Rochester-Finger Lakes and Western New York Regions

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,168,072 in federal funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for two organizations in the Rochester-Finger Lakes and Western NY areas that provide services to low-income, at-risk veterans and their families. The grants are being provided under the VA's Support Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) program, which helps veteran families around the nation who are permanently housed or transitioning to permanent … Continue Reading


August 31, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $35K In Fed Funding For Terry's Corners Volunteer Fire Company In Niagara County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $35,764 in federal funding for the Terry's Corners Volunteer Fire Company in Niagara County. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. These funds will allow the Terry's Corners Volunteer Fire Company to improve recruitment and retention of firefighters by advertising a development and rewards program for members … Continue Reading


August 31, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $300K In Federal Funds For 3 Southern Tier Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $308,740 in federal funding for three fire departments in the Southern Tier. This federal funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Savona Fire Department in Steuben County will receive $70,111 to purchase new protective turnout gear. The Johnson City Fire Department in Broome County will use $170,667 in federal funding purchase new … Continue Reading


August 31, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $973,000 In Federal Funding For Two Long Island Fire Departments

Long Island, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $973,580 in federal funding for the East Rockaway Fire Department and Port Washington Fire Department in Nassau County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. Specifically, East Rockaway Fire Department will receive $822,580 for firefighter recruitment. Port Washington Fire Department will … Continue Reading


August 31, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $930,000 In Federal Funding For FDNY Foundation In NYC

New York, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $937,905 in federal funding for the FDNY Foundation Inc. based in New York City. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) grant program. FDNY Foundation will receive this funding to advance the FDNY Foundation's New York City fire prevention campaign, "Fire is Everyone's Fight - Get Alarmed NYC," to reduce fire and carbon monoxide … Continue Reading


August 31, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $2 Million In Fed Funds For Syracuse Fire Department

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,991,532 in federal funding for the Syracuse Fire Department in Onondaga County. 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 Syracuse Fire Department to expand its emergency services capabilities by hiring 12 new firefighters. "The men and women of the Syracuse Fire Department are our … Continue Reading


August 31, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $840K In Federal Funds For Oswego County Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $843,000 in federal funding for the Oswego County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the funding will be used to rehabilitate two taxiways and replace the taxiway lighting. "Keeping our airport taxiways and lighting in top-notch shape is crucial for traveler safety and for attracting business and tourism to the … Continue Reading


August 31, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand, Engel, Lowey & Maloney Urge U.S. Coast Guard To Extend Comment Period For Proposed Anchorage Areas For Large Vessels And Barges Along The Hudson River

Hudson Valley, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representatives Eliot Engel, Nita Lowey, and Sean Patrick Maloney urged the U.S. Coast Guard to extend the public comment period for the proposed plan to add ten new designated anchorage areas along the Hudson River. With the original comment period scheduled to close on September 7, 2016, the members are calling for an additional 90-day extension to allow residents the opportunity to learn and fully express … Continue Reading


August 30, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $150,000 In Federal Funds For Two Hudson Valley Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $151,569 in federal funding for the White Lake Fire District and the Larchmont Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the White Lake Fire District in Sullivan County will use the funding to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBAs). The Larchmont Fire Department in Westchester … Continue Reading

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