Press Releases

August 30, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $480K In Federal Funds For Sullivan County International Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $481,200 in federal funding for Sullivan County International 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 install an emergency generator, which will provide power to the runway lighting system in the event of a power outage. The funds will also support the installation of a new runway guidance … Continue Reading


August 29, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2.5 Million In Federal Funding For Elmira/Corning Regional Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,598,008 in federal funding for the Elmira/Corning Regional Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Program. Specifically, the funding will be used to construct a taxiway and rehabilitate an apron, the area of an airport where an aircraft parks. "Our airports are vital in attracting business and tourism to the region and we must keep … Continue Reading


August 26, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $530K In Federal Funds For The Akron Fire Company In Erie County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $531,700 in federal funding for the Akron Fire Company in Erie County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. Specifically, the four-year award will be used to recruit new firefighters and purchase new training equipment. "Akron's firefighters put their lives on the line every day to serve this community," said … Continue Reading


August 26, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $135K In Fed Funding For 8 Fire Departments Throughout Onondaga & Oswego Counties - Funds Will Allow Depts To Establish Firefighter Training Program For High School Students

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $138,304 in federal funding for the Belgium Cold Springs Fire District and partner fire departments in Onondaga and Oswego Counties. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The federal funding will allow the Lysander Public Safety Committee, a coalition made up of eight fire departments throughout the Central NY … Continue Reading


August 26, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand, Rice Announce More Than $37K In Federal Funding For Village Of Hempstead

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Kathleen Rice announced today that the Village of Hempstead has been awarded $37,982 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 … Continue Reading


August 26, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $600K In Federal Funds For Mendon Fire District In Monroe County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $60,620 in federal funding for the Mendon Fire District. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the grant will fund the establishment of a health and wellness program for firefighters. These funds will also enable the fire department to hire a health and wellness professional for the program. Finally, the fire department will use … Continue Reading


August 26, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $46K In Federal Funds For Brighton Fire District In Erie County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $46,319 in federal funding for Brighton Fire District No. 5 in Erie County. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the funding will be used to install a new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) refilling station, which will allow firefighters to refill the air packs that protect them when in dangerous situations. "Our … Continue Reading


August 25, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.9 Million In Fed Funding For Cancer Research At Cornell University

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,906,636 in federal funding for cancer research at Cornell University. The funding was allocated through the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Cancer Institute (NCI). The funding will be used to establish the Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism at Cornell, a new research center focused on working across professional and disciplinary boundaries to study how tumors develop in the body. By … Continue Reading


August 25, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $25K In Federal Funds To City Of Cortland Fire Department

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $24,939 in federal funding for the City of Cortland Fire Department. The funding was allocated through a Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the City of Cortland Fire Department will use the funds to install a fire safety trailer, a 9-1-1 training simulator, and two new smoke machines for training purposes. … Continue Reading


August 25, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $235,000 In Federal Funds For Dobbs Ferry Fire Department In Westchester County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $235,734 in federal funding for the Dobbs Ferry Fire Department in Westchester County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Dobbs Ferry Fire Department will use the federal funding to replace over 30 outdated Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) air packs and bottles. "This vital funding will … Continue Reading


August 24, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $313,000 In Federal Funding For Dutchess County Airport

Hudson Valley, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $313,200 in federal funding for infrastructure projects at Dutchess County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Program. The Dutchess County Airport will use the funding to begin two phase one design projects. Specifically, the airport will design the replacement of a 3,675 square foot snow removal equipment … Continue Reading


August 24, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $10.7 Million In Critical Federal Funding For Greater Binghamton Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $10,705,035 in federal funding for critical infrastructure projects at the Greater Binghamton/Edwin A. Link Field Airport (BGM) in Broome County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). A total of $9,585,735 was allocated through discretionary DOT funding, while the remaining $1,119,300 was allocated through DOT … Continue Reading


August 23, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2.3 Million In Federal Funds For Schenectady County Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,336,291 in federal funding for Schenectady 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 install new airfield guidance signs, rehabilitate an aging runway and replace critical runway lighting. "In order for the Capital Region's economy to thrive, we must continue to attract business and … Continue Reading


August 23, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $720K In Federal Funding For Two Southern Tier Airports In Tompkins & Allegany Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $724,514 in federal funding for critical infrastructure projects at two airports in the Southern Tier. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Program. Specifically, the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport in Tompkins County will receive $136,800 to replace a worn down friction measuring device and carrier vehicle. This equipment will allow the … Continue Reading


August 23, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand & Gibson Announce Over $574,000 In Dept. Of Agriculture Funding For The National Young Farmers Coalition's Beginning Farmer And Rancher Development Project

Hudson Valley, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Chris Gibson today announced $574,150 in federal funding for the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC). This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). The National Young Farmers Coalition will use the funding to help beginner farmers and ranchers across the country make informed financial decisions when … Continue Reading


August 23, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $740K In Federal Funds For Rochester-Finger Lakes Airports In Monroe, Ontario And Genesee Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $747,560 in federal funding for airports across the Rochester-Finger Lakes region. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Genesee County Airport in Batavia will receive $559,350 to remove 15 acres of tree obstructions and reconstruct 1,400 feet of perimeter fencing. The Greater Rochester International Airport in Monroe County … Continue Reading


August 23, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $230K In Federal Funds For Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport In Warren County

U.S Senators Charles E Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $238,695 in federal funding for the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Warren County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the funding was allocated through two separate grants. The first grant of $58,695 will provide funding to design 5,000 feet of rehabilitated runway and replace 50 airfield guidance sign fixtures; this will … Continue Reading


August 22, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $116K In Federal Funds For Galen/Clyde Joint Fire District In Wayne County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $116,191 in federal funding for the Galen/Clyde Joint Fire District in Wayne County. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the funding will be used to replace outdated, decades-old self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air packs with new, state-of-the-art equipment. It will also be used to equip several firefighters with new … Continue Reading


August 22, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million In Federal Funding For Southern Tier Regional Airports

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,123,468 in federal funding for critical infrastructure projects at four airports throughout the Southern Tier. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Program. Specifically, the Hornell Municipal Airport located in Steuben County will receive $534,109 to construct a 2,900 square foot snow removal equipment building to house … Continue Reading


August 22, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $63,000 In Federal Funds For North Hornell Fire Department In Steuben County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $63,962 in federal funding for the North Hornell Fire Department in Steuben County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the North Hornell Fire Department will use the federal funding to replace outdated vehicle extrication equipment to include HURST tools (jaws of life), air bags for lifting and moving large … Continue Reading

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