Mohawk Valley Outreach Event Scheduled to Connect Communities with Necessary Resources and Funding for Water Infrastructure Improvements
Community Assistance Teams Available for On-Site and Virtual Consultations to Support Projects from Planning to Completion
Mohawk Valley: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1-3 p.m., Herkimer College, Robert McLaughlin College Center, 100 Reservoir Road, Herkimer, NY 13350. Register for the Mohawk Valley event via email with name, community and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or register via Zoom.
This week, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a proactive outreach initiative to help small, rural, and disadvantaged communities address their water infrastructure improvements. The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation has assembled Community Assistance Teams to connect communities with experts who can help them undertake their critical water infrastructure projects. These Teams will provide on-site or virtual consultations to help communities across the state jump start planning, submit funding applications, and see their projects through to completion.
“Too many critical water systems have been neglected to a state of disrepair because communities don’t have the staffing, resources, or expertise to undertake these vital projects, but that stops today,” Governor Hochul said. “With the $500 million allocated for clean water infrastructure in this year’s executive budget, my administration will continue to remove barriers preventing communities from getting the financial assistance they need to be able to access clean water for generations to come.”