Press Releases

August 28, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $100K in Fed Funds for East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department #1 in Herkimer County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $101,284 in federal funding for the East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department #1 Inc., located in Herkimer County. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, this funding will be used to replace 17 old self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA); these new air packs will be used to keep firefighters safe. "This much-needed funding will … Continue Reading


August 28, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $100K in Fed Funds for East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department #1 in Herkimer County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $101,284 in federal funding for the East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department #1 Inc., located in Herkimer County. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, this funding will be used to replace 17 old self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA); these new air packs will be used to keep firefighters safe. "This much-needed funding will … Continue Reading


August 28, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $100K in Fed Funds for East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department #1 in Herkimer County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $101,284 in federal funding for the East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department #1 Inc., located in Herkimer County. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, this funding will be used to replace 17 old self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA); these new air packs will be used to keep firefighters safe. "This much-needed funding will … Continue Reading


August 27, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $142,000 in Federal Crime Prevention Funding for Yonkers

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that the City of Yonkers has been awarded $142,222 in federal funding to purchase a marked police vehicle, computer software/hardware and communications equipment. A portion of JAG funds will also be used to support overtime expenses. The funds were awarded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which provides funding to states and local governments to support … Continue Reading


August 27, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $20 Million in FEMA Funds to Upgrade Bridges Over Flood-Prone Waters in Broome and Delaware Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $20,214,510 in federal funds for three Southern Tier municipalities to make bridges over flood-prone waters more resilient to future, repeated flooding. A total of $2,625,000 in federal funding will be used for work in the Town of Delhi, located in Delaware County, to upgrade the flood-prone bridge that carries NY State Route 10 over the Platner Brook. Additionally, $13,312,710 in federal funding will be used for work in … Continue Reading


August 27, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $22 Million in FEMA Funds to Upgrade Bridges Over Flood-Prone Waters in Albany and Rensselaer Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,780,000 in federal funds for two Capital Region municipalities to upgrade and enhance the resiliency of select bridges over flood-prone waters in order to protect them against threats from future, repeated flooding. Specifically, $21,280,000 in federal funding will be used for work in the City of Cohoes, located in Albany County, to upgrade the flood-prone bridge that carries NY State Route 32 over the Mohawk River. … Continue Reading


August 26, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $27,000 in Federal Crime Prevention Funding for Troy

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that City of Troy has been awarded $27,569 in federal funding will be used to support overtime payments to police officers. The funds were awarded through the 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. "When it comes to protecting the … Continue Reading


August 26, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $47,000 in Federal Crime Prevention Funding for Schenectady

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that Schenectady County has been awarded $47,765 in federal funding to purchase traffic enforcement related equipment and cover for personnel administrative costs. The funds were awarded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance … Continue Reading


August 26, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins & Collins Announce More Than $300K in Fed Transportation Funding for Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand along with Congressmembers Brian Higgins and Chris Collins announced $303,000 in federal funding through the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) to advance employment efforts that support "ladders of opportunity" for Western New York job seekers. "Providing New Yorkers with essential training and skills will allow them to thrive in the 21st Century global … Continue Reading


August 26, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $45,000 in Federal Crime Prevention Funding for Niagara Falls

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that City of Niagara Falls has been awarded $45,666 in federal funding will be used to purchase body worn cameras and support overtime payments to police officers. The funds were awarded through the 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 … Continue Reading


August 26, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $20K in Fed Funds for Chatham Fire Dept. in Columbia County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,368 in federal funding for the Chatham Fire Department in Columbia County. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, this funding will be used to purchase a new extrication tool set, including cutters that help first responders quickly remove victims from enclosed spaces quickly. This system will help them replace their current … Continue Reading


August 25, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $55,000 in Federal Funding for Erin Volunteer Fire Department in Chemung County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $55,762 in federal funding for Erin Volunteer Fire Department in Chemung County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The Erin Volunteer Fire Department will use this federal investment to replace old self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA's). "This vital funding will provide Southern Tier firefighters with the equipment necessary … Continue Reading


August 24, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $3.2 Million in Fed Funding for the Broome County Health Department to Help Remove Lead from Homes- Lead is a Serious Health Hazard & These Funds Will Help Decrease Exposure

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant of $2,906,610 in Lead Hazard Control funding and $325,000 in Healthy Homes supplemental funding for Broome County to address lead hazards in 155 housing units. This critical funding will provide necessary resources to spur collaboration between the Broome County Health Department and the New York State-funded Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention, Lead Poisoning Prevention, and Healthy Neighborhoods … Continue Reading


August 24, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2.2 Million in Fed Funding for Chautauqua County to Help Remove Lead from Homes- Lead is a Serious Health Hazard & These Funds Will Help Decrease Exposure

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant of $2,217,833 in Lead Hazard Control funding for Chautauqua County to address lead hazards in 150 housing units. This critical funding will provide necessary resources to spur collaboration between Chautauqua County and local organizations, including the Jamestown and Dunkirk Housing Authorities, in order toreduce the number of lead-poisoned children and protect families by targeting health hazards in homes … Continue Reading


August 24, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More than $3.6 Million in Fed Funding for the City of Rochester to Help Combat Lead Poisoning

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant of $3,365,733 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration funding and $325,000 in Healthy Homes supplemental funding for the City of Rochester. This critical funding will provide necessary resources to spur collaboration between the Rochester Housing Authority and the Monroe County Department of Health to prevent lead poisoning accidents. With this funding the City of Rochester will now be able to address lead … Continue Reading


August 19, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $50,000 in Federal Funding for Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College Collaborative Program to Empower Women Entrepeneurs

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant of $50,000 for Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, a business incubator to help start and grow local businesses. Rev Ithaca is a collaborative project between Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College to strengthen entrepreneurship opportunities for women in Ithaca. The federal investment was provided through the U.S. Small Business Administration's Growth Accelerator … Continue Reading


August 19, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $50,000 In Federal Funding For Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tomkins Cortland Community College Collaborative Program To Empower Women Entrepreneurs

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant of $50,000 for Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, a business incubator to help start and grow local businesses. Rev Ithaca is a collaborative project between Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College to strengthen entrepreneurship opportunities for women in Ithaca. The federal investment was provided through the U.S. Small Business Administration's Growth Accelerator … Continue Reading


August 18, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3.6 Million in Federal Funding for Three Western New York Airports in Erie, Niagara and Cattaraugus Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,602,598 in federal funding for infrastructure projects at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Niagara Falls International Airport and Cattaraugus County-Olean Airport, all located in Western New York. This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Buffalo Niagara International Airport will receive $835,308 to finance the … Continue Reading


August 18, 2015

Senator Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Help Expand Small Businesses, Boost Manufacturing

Niagara Falls, NY - Standing at TAM Ceramics, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced new legislation to help small businesses expand their advanced manufacturing operations and create and keep high-paying, high skilled manufacturing jobs in the United States. Gillibrand introduced the Scale-Up Manufacturing Investment Company Act of 2015, a bill that would increase capital for entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to scale-up and commercialize their advanced manufacturing and … Continue Reading


August 18, 2015

Senator Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Help Expand Small Businesses, Boost Manufacturing

North Syracuse, NY - Standing at JADAK, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced new legislation to help small businesses expand their advanced manufacturing operations and create and keep high-paying, high skilled manufacturing jobs in the United States. Gillibrand introduced the Scale-Up Manufacturing Investment Company Act of 2015, a bill that would increase capital for entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to scale-up and commercialize their advanced manufacturing and … Continue Reading

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