The Village has submitted a grant application for the NY Forward grant program, created by the state to invigorate and enliven the downtown of New York’s smaller communities. This new program builds on the success of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Each of the State’s ten Regional Economic Development Councils will have the option of recommending two communities for $4.5M NY Forward awards or three communities, one to receive a $4.5M award and two to receive a $2.25M award.
The Village worked with local volunteers, business owners, and property owners to identify over $3M in projects in our Village Center District that would greatly benefit from an award and will improve the economic viability and quality of life of the area.
Applications were due in September with award recipients to be announced by the end of the year. Should we be chosen to receive this award, it will have a game-changing effect on the Village. Stay tuned!