The state is awarding nearly $11 million in grant funding for drinking water and water infrastructure projects in the Mohawk Valley.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the funding, which is part of a $255 million statewide investment.

Utica will get $677,000, Rome will receive $6.5 million, the Village of Frankfort will get $1.5 million and the Mohawk Valley Water Authority has been awarded $2.2 million.

The grants are funded through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act.

"Clean drinking water is an absolute necessity for the health and well-being of Mohawk Valley residents.  If our area is to continue moving forward economically, we must continue to invest in projects to improve water quality.  I was a strong supporter of New York's Water Infrastructure Improvement Act, and I want to thank Governor Cuomo for recognizing how important these projects are to residents of the Mohawk Valley." said Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi