Senator Joseph Griffo was at Upstate Cerebral Palsy in Utica on Friday to announce state funding for UCP and Upstate Caring Partners.

The $400,000 comes from the State and Municipal Facilities Program.

The funding will be used to made upgrades to UCP's facilities in Utica, Rome and Chadwicks.

Upstate Cerebral Palsy plays a crucial role in our community by providing a variety of valuable services to individuals and families in the Mohawk Valley. As such, it is important that this organization has the most up-to-date facilities,” said Griffo. “This funding will help to cover the cost of important upgrades at several of the organization’s facilities. These renovations will help Upstate Cerebral Palsy and Upstate Caring Partners Inc. continue to do the great work that they are already doing in our communities.”

Renovations and repairs will include upgrading security systems, replacing classroom floors and doors and roofing upgrades.

The work is expected to take place in early 2019.