For Immediate Release: September 22, 2021
Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced $600 million in grants for water infrastructure and resiliency projects. The announcement came soon after labor, local government, and environmental groups sent a letter to the Governor urging her to award $2 billion in withheld funds from the Clean Water Infrastructure Act before the end of the year. The Governor’s announcement marks the first time since 2019 that new state water infrastructure grants have been made available to local governments.
The following quote in response can be attributed to Robert Hayes, Director of Clean Water for Environmental Advocates NY.
“Investing in clean water is a win-win for public health and our economy, and we applaud Governor Hochul for her commitment to building the next generation of water infrastructure. We also look forward to the rest of the $2 billion in Clean Water Infrastructure funding going out the door soon so that New York can clear the backlog of shovel-ready projects across the state.”