Washington, D.C. –  Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded five towns in NY-21 with federal funding for community development in rural areas. The towns include Alexandria, Fowler, Norfolk, Stockholm, and Hammond. In total, the towns will receive $4,412,000.

“Advocating for resources for our rural towns is one of my top priorities in Congress,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I’m thrilled to announce the USDA has awarded five different communities in our region with funding for various rural renewal projects, from a new public sewer system in Alexandria to new plow trucks to keep roads clean and safe. Ensuring rural towns have funding for development to enhance the health and wellbeing of residents is critical, and I will continue to work on the federal level to provide for my district.”

  • The Town of Alexandria will receive $3,252,000 for a new public sewer system, which will extend sewer systems to nearly 400 residents and alleviate health and safety concerns.
  • The Town of Fowler will receive $220,000 to purchase a 2020 Mack highway plow truck to replace their current out of date truck to maintain the roads and highways and keep residents safe.
  • The Town of Norfolk will receive $20,000 to purchase a 2019 Dodge Charger police car to replace an older car no longer in good condition, ensuring reliable and timely service for residents.
  • The Town of Stockholm will receive $190,000 to purchase a 2020 plow truck to maintain the roads and highways and keep residents safe.
  • The Town of Hammond will receive $730,000 to construct new town office building to include a court room, space for town officials, a records room, and a library. The current town office building will be converted into a public theater.