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NY Awards Grants to Local Governments to Help Reduce Costs


$2,884,500 in grant funding is being awarded to counties and municipalities across the state to fund seven projects that reduce government costs through consolidations, shared services, or internal efficiencies. As part of the annual competitive Local Government Efficiency Grant program, five of the awards will offset costs associated with implementation, while the remaining two awards will help with planning projects.

$990,000 was awarded to Ontario County for its multi-municipal E-Contract Management System. According to the state, this $1,1-million project will transition 23 municipal entities to a single, cloud-based electronic contract management system. The streamlining measure will allow for future collaboration and provide standardization among municipalities, vendors, and insurance carriers

“Having served in local government for over a decade, I know what localities need to reduce costs and get projects over the finish line,” Governor Kathy Hochul said. “These grants will help streamline local government projects and services – better serving New Yorkers by staying lean and efficient while creating more prosperous communities across the state for years to come.”

Other recipients included: Washington County, the town of Darien, Livingston County Water and Sewer Authority, the town of Elma, the town of Leicester, and Cazenovia Central School.

The seven awards were selected among 20 applicants for the 2022 LGEG funding. Applications were submitted through the state’s Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process.

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