NY Governor announces funding for water infrastructure projects

The funding consists of $6.5 million in grants, part of $75 million recently awarded by Governor Cuomo for 45 statewide drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.

ALBANY, N.Y. Jan. 19, 2016 -- Governor Andrew Cuomo (N.Y.) announced $26.3 million in grants and interest-free loans to support seven vital environmental improvement projects across the state.

"Today we are continuing to revitalize local infrastructure and improve communities across the state," said Governor Cuomo. "This program helps to advance important infrastructure projects in order to support local governments statewide, and I look forward to seeing the work get underway."

The funding consists of $6.5 million in grants, part of $75 million recently awarded by Governor Cuomo for 45 statewide drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements, and $19.8 million in no-interest loans, which were approved by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation’s Board of Directors.

In addition to this funding, Governor Cuomo's 2016 Executive Budget proposal includes a total of $250 million in additional grant funding to support drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the state, with half to be distributed to municipalities this year and the remaining half in 2017.

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