Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $58 Million In Grants For Water Infrastructure Improvements In The Mid-Hudson Valley

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December 17, 2019

Investment Will Save Mid-Hudson Valley Localities an Estimated $94 Million

Part of a $416 Million Statewide Investment in Water Infrastructure

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the state Environmental Facilities Corporation has awarded more than $58 million through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act and the Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grant Program to Mid-Hudson region municipalities for infrastructure projects that protect public health or improve water quality. The $58 million investment will save Mid-Hudson region localities an estimated $94 million. These grants are part of the $416 million awarded across New York State for critical water infrastructure improvements. The grants are supporting nearly $1.6 billion in project costs across the state, contributing over 20,000 jobs to New York’s economy and saving New York taxpayers over $700 million.

"By investing in improving our state’s water infrastructure, we are laying the foundation for regional growth and prosperity while also protecting our natural resources,” Governor Cuomo said. “These investments in our communities will help ensure residents in every corner of the state have access to safe, clean drinking water, helping to build a stronger New York for all.”

​​Under the leadership of Governor Cuomo, New York State’s 2017 Clean Water Infrastructure Act and the FY 2020 Enacted Budget make $3 billion available to address critical water infrastructure needs.
 

Regional Investments in Water Quality Infrastructure

The Governor has dedicated $3 billion for water quality protection across New York. The funding awarded to Mid-Hudson Valley municipalities is part of a statewide total of $416 million in grants being awarded to communities. In this funding round, $416 million in grant funding supports nearly $1.6 billion in total project costs for vital drinking and wastewater infrastructure projects statewide. Combined with zero- or low-interest financings through the State Environmental Facilities Corporation, New York taxpayers will save over $700 million.  

 

Applicant Name

County

Project Cost

Estimated Grant Award

Beacon, City

Dutchess

 $1,427,445

 $856,467

Bronxville, Village

Westchester

 $1,134,500

 $283,625

Bronxville, Village

Westchester

 $894,000

 $223,500

Cornwall-On-Hudson, Village

Orange

 $1,692,875

 $1,015,725

Cortlandt, Town

Westchester

 $3,400,000

 $850,000

Crawford, Town

Orange

 $3,852,800

 $2,311,680

Esopus, Town

Ulster

 $4,152,000

 $2,491,200

Fishkill, Town

Dutchess

 $5,507,789

 $3,000,000

Fishkill, Village

Dutchess

 $16,500,000

 $4,125,000

Fishkill, Village

Dutchess

 $2,200,000

 $1,320,000

Florida, Village

Orange

 $5,290,000

 $3,000,000

Harrison, Town

Westchester

 $7,000,000

 $1,750,000

Kingston, City

Ulster

 $2,869,800

 $717,450

Kingston, City

Ulster

 $2,345,764

 $586,441

Kingston, City

Ulster

 $1,500,000

 $900,000

Lewisboro, Town

Westchester

 $482,500

 $289,500

Mamaroneck, Village

Westchester

 $4,330,000

 $1,082,500

Millerton, Village

Dutchess

 $1,126,000

 $675,600

Monroe, Town

Orange

 $1,496,250

 $897,750

Mount Kisco, Village

Westchester

 $9,500,000

 $2,375,000

 

Mount Kisco, Village

Westchester

 $7,000,000

 $3,000,000

 

New Paltz, Village

Ulster

 $5,101,200

 $3,000,000

New Windsor, Town

Orange

 $1,568,750

 $392,188

Newburgh, City

Orange

 $5,070,000

 $3,000,000

Nyack, Village

Rockland

 $10,383,900

 $3,000,000

Orangetown, Town

Rockland

 $384,000

 $96,000

Ossining, Village

Westchester

 $38,295,552

 $3,000,000

Peekskill, City

Westchester

 $3,000,000

 $750,000

Ramapo, Town

Rockland

 $5,300,000

 $1,325,000

Rockland County

Rockland

 $11,500,000

 $2,875,000

South Blooming Grove, Village

Orange

 $1,100,000

 $660,000

Suffern, Village

Rockland

 $9,000,000

 $2,250,000

Ulster, Town

Ulster

 $762,000

 $457,200

Wappinger, Town

Dutchess

 $2,634,000

 $1,053,600

Westchester Joint Water Works

Westchester

 $8,000,000

 $3,200,000

White Plains, City

Westchester

 $1,451,578

 $362,895

Yonkers, City

Westchester

 $2,850,000

 $1,710,000

 

TOTAL

 $190,102,703

 $58,883,321

           

Environmental Facilities Corporation Acting President and CEO Maureen Coleman said, “Governor Cuomo’s commitment to maintaining and upgrading New York’s critical water infrastructure has never been clearer than it is today. By increasing the cap on emerging contaminants projects to 60% of project costs, the Governor is letting water system operators and residents know that the state of New York will be with them every step of the way.”

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner and EFC Board Chair Basil Seggos said, “Governor Cuomo’s plan to rebuild and improve the state’s vast network of drinking water infrastructure is truly transformational. The Environmental Facilities Corporation and Department of Health are working closely with communities across the state to design and creatively finance state-of-the-art supply systems that utilize cutting-edge technologies to protect our precious drinking water from emerging contaminants and other 21st Century challenges. I commend my colleagues in state government for striving to provide more than 20 million New Yorkers world-class drinking water quality, and I thank Governor Cuomo for his continued commitment and bold leadership on this critical issue.”

Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said, “Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, New York State has met clean drinking water challenges head-on with unprecedented fiscal and technical support.  This funding ensures that cost will not be a barrier as water systems across the state continue to address the threat of emerging contaminants with treatment systems and vital infrastructure upgrades.”

Senator Todd Kaminsky, Chair of Senate Environmental Conservation Committee said, "This substantial investment is exactly what is needed to address the issue of emerging contaminants, like 1,4 dioxane, in Long Island's water. I am thankful to Governor Cuomo for continuing to make Long Island's water quality a priority."

Assembly Member Steve Englebright, Chair of Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee said, “The legislature and the Governor created these programs to help ensure clean water while keeping costs to water users down. I thank the Governor for following through in making water quality a priority.” 

Technical Assistance
Governor Cuomo continues to direct the New York State Water Quality Rapid Response Team to provide immediate technical assistance to communities interested in assessing system needs and applying for grant funding. Additionally, DOH will offer technical assistance based upon its successful oversight of carbon filtration and AOP treatment systems in other parts of the state. This will include engineering consultation, establishing monitoring and operational protocols, and guidance for potential grant and loan financing options. Established by Governor Cuomo in 2016, the New York State Water Quality Rapid Response Team continues to implement an aggressive protocol to reduce exposure to emerging contaminants in drinking water.

 

For more information about New York's Drinking Water Quality Council, please see: https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/water/drinking/dwqc/.

For more information about New York's Drinking Water Protection Program, please see: https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/water/drinking/.

For information about grant funding opportunities for water systems, please see: https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/water/drinking/financing.htm.

For more information about grant awardees, please see this interactive map of grant awardees: http://nysefc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=a235c2a5cec647b39b1a1cff91a097b8