Contact Us

Governor Cuomo Designates 102 NYS Communities For Storm Reconstruction

NYS Flooded Regions

Governor Andrew Cuomo joined forces with U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan to launch the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program.
The program designates 102 communities across New York State to receive more than 750 million dollars for storm recovery.

Cuomo and Donovan met with over 200 community officials and planners in Albany today to kick off the program officially at a conference called “Building Back Better: New York State Storm Recovery Conference.”

The Rising Communities program will help communities develop rebuilding plans that will be driven by the specific needs of each community.

Grants will be based on FEMA assesed damage levels as well as applications for new infrastructure and will be awarded after each community’s plan is complete and submitted to the State for approval. The communities will be eligible to share in more than $500 million in funding the Governor worked with Congress to obtain earlier this year.

The move prompted positive reaction from local officials.

“By funding locally driven recovery plans, the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program will allow communities to implement reconstruction based on their own needs and resources,” Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said. “This means localities will have individualized plans that will more effectively protect them in the future.”

Chairman for the Herkimer County Legislature Vincent Bono said, “Under the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program, Herkimer County can begin the rebuilding process by developing a plan that works for the community from the bottom up. The Governor has proved to us that we are not alone in this endeavor – that we have the State of New York and all of its citizens behind us.”

Through the program, Herkimer, Oneida, Madison and Montgomery Counties are eligible for up to $3 million in funds.

Cuomo Says State Will Help Flood Victims

Best Of WIBX950

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for IBX INCENTIVE CLUB quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive IBX INCENTIVE CLUB contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.