Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors has approved more than $48 million in grants, interest-free loans, and low-cost loans to support vital drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects across New York State. The FY 2022 Enacted Budget adds a $500 million appropriation to support clean water, raising the State’s total investment to $4 billion and continuing to fulfill the State’s $5 billion clean water commitment.
North Tonawanda in Niagara County is set to receive $1,836,907 in 2019 WIIA grant for procurement and installation of a permanent on-site standby generator, transfer switch system, variable frequency drives and associated upgrades to the onsite electrical power distribution at the City of North Tonawanda Water Treatment Plant.
Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner and Environmental Facilities Corporation Chair Basil Seggos said, “New York is a national leader in ensuring safe, quality drinking water for our communities. The State’s landmark grant and loan programs are providing financial solutions to ensure our cities, towns, and villages have the resources they need to complete critical water infrastructure improvement projects. DEC is proud to work with Environmental Facilities Corporation and communities across the state to help update New York’s aging water infrastructure.”