Washington, DC– Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced a series of Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) grants totaling $1.75 million for infrastructure projects around New York’s 21st Congressional District.

“I am pleased to announce significant grants from the Northern Border Regional Commission that will go a long way toward improving our North Country infrastructure. ” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I’m proud that my office was able to help secure this necessary funding.  Infrastructure is critical to creating jobs and increasing economic opportunity, and I applaud the NBRC for their announcement. In Congress, I will continue working to improve our local infrastructure.”

“The Town of Plattsburgh is elated to receive support for our Water Capital Plan. These funds will directly impact our ability to address the health/safety, economic sustainability, and manage the continued development interests in our town.” said Michael Cashman, Plattsburgh Town Supervisor “The Northern Border Regional Commission supports our position as the Economic Hub of the North County and a regional source for water. We are extremely appreciative of the partnership with Congresswoman Stefanik who aided in securing these funds.”

Details of the NBRC grants are as follows:

  • Town of Plattsburgh: $500,000 award – Installation of two 12-inch water production wells and a 20 by 30 foot treatment building for chlorination and fluoridation.
  • St. Lawrence County: $500,000 award – To reestablish safe access to rail infrastructure through removal of dilapidated structures.
  • Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency: $500,000 – To install new natural gas lines, electric service, wastewater lines, and to establish a new business park adjacent to the Watertown International Airport.
  • Ogdensburg Growth Fund Development Corporation: $250,000 – For subordination of loans to businesses that are creating new jobs in the community.