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New York State Funding Programs to Help Infrastructure and Agriculture

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The office of Governor Andrew Cuomo is releasing details on a couple of funding programs. One to benefit infrastructure in the state and the other to benefit agriculture in The Southern Tier.

First, the state of New York is issuing $75 million in grants to local government for water infrastructure projects.

The City of Binghamton is listed as receiving a $5 million chunk of the grant. But there's more to report.

In Chenango County, the Village of Greene will receive close to $1.7 million. Also, City of Cortland will receive close to $1 million. Village of Waverly will receive a $4.6 million dollar grant, City of Endicott is listed as receiving just over $900 thousand in funding.

The money is designated to be used for drinking water and waste-water infrastructure improvement.

And, a state program to fund projects to help farms and agribusiness in several local counties is announcing its eligibility requirements. It is a chance for members of the agricultural community to obtain a portion of the $25 million in state funds.

It is what is called the Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program. Projects awarded these state dollars can receive up to $100,000 in funding. Eligible projects will increase agricultural production and profitability. If you would like to eventually apply in January, you can learn more on www.agriculture.ny.gov.