Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today announced that eight projects in NY-21 will receive $4,122,852 in Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) funds.
“I am proud to announce that over $4 million in taxpayer dollars will be returned to our district to invest in valuable infrastructure, skills training that leads to good-paying jobs, economic development, and tourism in our region,” Stefanik said. “The Northern Border Regional Commission grants and projects have already made a significant impact in our communities, and I am proud to take a leading role in increasing access to the program for Upstate New York and the North Country and ensuring NY-21 communities are prioritized by this critical program. I will continue to advocate for Northern Border Regional Commission funding that has greatly benefited our North Country communities.”
A breakdown of the funding can be seen here:
- $1,000,000 for the Village of Canton to design and construct a new secondary water source,
- $853,440 for the Town of Schroon to improve wastewater conveyance to local businesses and residences on Main Street along Schroon Lake,
- $675,452 for Paul Smith’s College to improve wastewater and drinking water services,
- $494,400 for St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency to rehabilitate the industrial track and bridge over the Oswegatchie River, which will restore reliable, direct rail service to the Dunn Paper Mill in Natural Dam and allow for further industrial development of parcels in the Town of Gouverneur,
- $350,000 for Historic Saranac Lake to rehabilitate the historic Trudeau Building to create an accessible history museum campus in the downtown that will create jobs and drive economic development in the Adirondack North Country,
- $303,960 for the Adirondack Mountain Club renovates to the former Cascade Cross Country Ski Center to help visitors and residents connect with the many and varied natural assets of the Adirondacks,
- $285,600 for the North Country Chamber of Commerce in Plattsburgh to develop a comprehensive welding training program to train 50 individuals and prepare them to enter the workforce as a welder,
- $160,000 for Warren County to develop an improvement plan for the Warren County Bikeway and Feeder Canal Trail that serve as the connections between the Empire State Trail and Lake George as well as the various downtowns in between.
Congresswoman Stefanik has worked to expand the availability of NBRC grants for communities in New York’s 21st District, and she works to secure funding for it each year in the Appropriations process.