SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $73 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL CDBG FUNDING FOR NY COMMUNITIES REBUILDING FROM PANDEMIC
The COVID-19 Pandemic Stretched Upstate NY Facilities Thin And Left Vulnerable Populations Behind; Schumer Fought To Include $$ For Strengthening Upstate Public Infrastructure, Creating Good-Paying Jobs & Supporting Local Housing And Development Projects
Schumer, Gillibrand Say Additional Dollars For CDBG Program Will Help Mitigate Local Economic Crises By Investing In Economic Development, Neighborhood Revitalization & Transformative Housing Initiatives Across New York State
Senators: CDBG Funding Is More Important Now Than Ever Before
In the third tranche of Schumer-negotiated CARES Act supplemental funding, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that New York state localities will receive $73,034,187 in additional federal funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for communities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. The funding will be allocated by the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), which is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The total eligible funding will go directly to the localities from the Secretary of HUD, Ben Carson, upon application.
“The Community Development Block Grant is a vital stream of investment that supports local economic growth, vital services to seniors and families, community revitalization, and affordable housing. Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we must not forget to invest in our future, and this funding does just that,” said Senator Schumer. “I worked hard to get this funding on the negotiating table and into the final CARES Act because this program delivers real results to Upstate New York by creating good-paying jobs, delivering essential services, and investing in affordable housing for our vulnerable populations. I will always fight tooth and nail to deliver this critical investment for our communities.”
“I am pleased to announce this federal funding to support the CDBG Program, which will help promote local economic growth and expand access to affordable housing in Upstate New York,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This federal funding will help New Yorkers stay resilient during the pandemic and build on efforts to revitalize communities, create new jobs, and attract even more investments – all while helping ensure that housing can be accessible for all. I am proud to have fought for this CARES Act funding and I will continue working for the resources and support our communities need to thrive.”
A breakdown of the funding appears below:
CDBG Tranche 3 Upstate Allocations
It's a good thing these two senators are bringing home the BACON, but why is it always for upstate New York? The Bronx is on the other side of the street from Yonkers and Mount Vernon. What's up?