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.