Two major facilities in Utica and Rome are getting huge upgrades.

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi announced Thursday that both municipalities will be receiving grants from the 'RESTORE NY Communities Initiative Program.'

$2 Million Dollars awarded to the City of Utica will go towards rehabilitating the old General Electric manufacturing building at 1900 Bleecker Street (Pictured above).

In Rome, one-million dollars will go towards creating a large area for development and reuse at the former Rome Cable facility.

Brindisi says, "I want to thank Governor Cuomo for his commitment to helping Utica, Rome, and many other upstate cities to continue redeveloping, and growing their economies." He also added, "Both cities are moving forward, and this program is a win-win, giving community leaders the tools they need to create new jobs, and improve the appearance of the region."

The RESTORE NY Program provides local governemnts with financial assistance to help redevelop abandoned commercial and residential properties.