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DoS awards grants for rebuilding

Feb 14, 2012 12:04 am
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Mon., Feb. 13, the Department of State has awarded grants to 13 upstate communities hit hard by flooding last year. Communities located in Greene, Delaware and Schoharie counties were each awarded up to $50,000 to support specific rebuilding projects. "This funding will help towns and villages rebuild and find ways to make sure they are better prepared for future flooding," Cuomo said in a statement. The list of Community Recovery Grant recipients included the towns of Prattsville and Blenheim. Prattsville, in partnership with Greene County, will complete a strategy that builds on the initial planning work started with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The town's plan includes a detailed feasibility analysis for priority housing, economic development, and community facility projects ($50,000). Blenheim will establish a way to address revitalization needs relative to housing, business, community facilities, infrastructure and environmental assets ($50,000). Other recipients include Middletown, the villages of Fleischmanns and Margaretsville and Rotterdam.
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