Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Elise Stefanik announced that following her advocacy, the Northern Border Regional Commission announced $1 million in awards to Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smiths, New York. 

“I always deliver results for our district which is why I am pleased to announce that following my advocacy on behalf of the application from Paul Smith’s College to the Northern Border Regional Commission the college will be receiving $1 million for essential infrastructure enhancements integral to its long-term stability and the betterment of our region,” said Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. “Paul Smith’s College plays a pivotal role in the North Country's economy and is uniquely situated as one of only two forestry schools in New York offering degrees accredited by the Society of American Foresters. The vital infrastructure enhancements this award will fund will guarantee their ability to prepare a highly skilled, well-trained, and career-ready workforce for our forest economy, as it has diligently done for over 75 years.”

"Paul Smith's College students experience real-life, hands-on training and graduate as highly skilled forestry professionals ready to enter the field. The Congresswoman's support was critical for this project and demonstrates her understanding of the importance of Paul Smith's College to the region's future economic growth and workforce development,” said Paul Smith’s College President Dan Kelting.

In November, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik wrote a letter to Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) Co-Chair Chris Saunders on behalf of the application from Paul Smith’s College to the NBRC.