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Greene County shifts disaster relief funds

Feb 12, 2013 7:24 am
Ariel Zangla reports in the Daily Freeman Greene County legislators have reallocated some state disaster relief grant funding for businesses damaged by tropical storms Irene and Lee. The county was given $500,000 in disaster aid for businesses affected by Irene and Lee through the state’s Agriculture and Community Recovery Funding program. Funding came in the form of Community Development Block Grants and from New York Main Street funding. The Community Development Block Grants funded the purchase of items like furniture, fixtures and equipment, while the Main Street funding was to pay for construction work. “We’ve had a handful of businesses that were unable to utilize all the funding,” said Warren Hart, director of the county’s Economic Development, Tourism and Planning department. The county chose to reallocate the unused funding to maximize available money for local businesses. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.