Some state funding is heading to the villages of Penn Yan and Rushville to aid in sewer and water main replacements.
Both villages have been awarded $1.25 million in Community Development Block Grants. Penn Yan will use its funding to install a new headworks facility and second force main, while Rushville will upgrade its water treatment plant to address prevalent harmful algal blooms.
“The funds awarded by these State grants will go a long way to ensuring more of our villages, towns, and cities meet their immediate needs and achieve their future goals,” Governor Kathy Hochul said. “Building, preserving, and stabilizing our communities has never been more important and even the smallest amount of assistance is all it takes to help our local governments address overdue repairs, improve their roads, fix their water lines, or get started on planning their next important project. New Yorkers deserve to live in updated, safe neighborhoods and we are committed to making that reality.”
The financing is awarded competitively through New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s Office of Community Renewal. There are 1,300 cities, towns, and villages with populations under 50,000 that are eligible for the NYS CDBG program. Counties with populations of less than 200,000 may also apply for NYS CDBG funding.