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Cayuga County Project Included in NBRC Award Funding


The Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority has received a share of the $43.6 million in new awards from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) through its Catalyst Program.

$605,385 will go to install over 500′ of 12″ waterline to the Cayuga County Industrial Park, increasing the water delivery capacity to Cayuga Milk Ingredients by approximately 1 million gallons per day. The project’s total amount is expected to be $770,215.

Cayuga Milk Ingredients is currently in the permitting stage for a $170 million expansion and creation of 85 new jobs.

“The Northern Border Regional Commission has provided economic opportunities for rural communities in Upstate New York for years. This historic funding will help communities across Upstate rebuild their infrastructure, provide critical job training in in-demand fields, and revitalize our tourism industry. I am proud to have worked to deliver this funding, which is a direct result of the increased funding for the NBRC in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and I’ll keep fighting to make sure our communities have the resources they need to thrive by working to reauthorize the NBRC in the upcoming Farm Bill,” said Senator Gillibrand.

The Catalyst Program is designed to stimulate economic growth and inspire partnerships to improve rural vitality in the NRBC region which includes parts of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York.

“Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs Law, more money is flowing to the North Country and Upstate NY through the Northern Border Regional Commission than ever before. I am proud to deliver this major nearly $11 million job creating, quality of life boosting federal investment to expand childcare, boost public health, strengthen our infrastructure, increase access to high speed internet, and help Upstate NY’s economy grow,” said Senator Schumer. “I fought to deliver historic increases for the NBRC because I knew that would deliver unprecedented funding for communities across New York, and now communities from Watertown to Plattsburgh are reaping the rewards. This is a big win for Upstate NY, and it is only the beginning. I’m proud to have delivered this historic funding to help families and communities lay the foundation for a better future here in the North Country.”

$20 million of the award money was secured through the Bipartisan infrastructure Law. In total New York State received $10,848,128.80 in award money for 12 projects.

”A hallmark of the NBRC is its ability to flexibly support a broad range of needs in rural communities in our region. That quality is a common thread among the awards the Commission is announcing today. These awards include central components of infrastructure upon which successful economies are built, and range from pipes, roads and fiber lines, to childcare programs, outdoor recreation infrastructure, working waterfronts, and everything in between. The Commission’s ability to incorporate that flexibility into grant making is directly attributable to the once in a generation support that came from President Biden and Congress working together to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the historic level of annual funding Congress included in last year’s spending bills,” said NBRC Federal Co-Chair Chris Saunders.

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