East Greenbush, N.Y. — Congresswoman Elise Stefanik announced that following her advocacy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released over one million dollars in funding to the village of Dolgeville following damage caused from severe storms in October 2019.

“I am pleased to announce that following my efforts to secure resources for the town of Dolgeville, FEMA will award over one million dollars in resources to help with repairs caused by severe storms, strong winds, and flooding. I will always work to bring resources home to NY21 and make sure Upstate New York and the North Country has the support it needs in times of emergencies,” said Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.

In November 2019, Congresswoman Stefanik led a bipartisan letter to former Governor Andrew Cuomo urging the governor’s administration to take all necessary steps to ensure full restoration for the families, businesses, and neighborhoods affected by severe storms including by conducting a Preliminary Damage Assessment with FEMA.

In December 2019, following Congresswoman Stefanik’s advocacy, President Donald Trump officially declared a major disaster declaration for the state of New York which triggered the release of federal funds to help communities in Upstate New York and the North country recover from severe storms that caused massive damages to property.