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SBA: More than $15 million in federal assistance to residents & businesses impacted by December blizzard
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the U.S. Small Business Administration provided more than $15 million in low-interest loans to New Yorkers impacted by Winter Storm Elliott in December 2022.
NYS: Nearly $50 million available for farmland protection projects
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced nearly $50 million in funding is available through the Farmland Protection Implementation Grants Program.
Hochul issues proclamation designating June as Gun Violence Awareness Month
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 01:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today issued a proclamation designating June as Gun Violence Awareness Month. She directed state landmarks to be illuminated orange this evening, June 2, to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
$26 million in grants to help 24 land banks revitalize communities across New York
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 01:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced nearly $26 million in grant funding has been awarded to 24 Land Banks across New York.
HUD makes $25 million in funding available to public housing authorities to help families get access to better housing, schools
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 01:05 pm
Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it will make available $25 million to public housing authorities (PHAs) for HUD's Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Mobility Services. Through this program, PHAs will help an estimated 6,000 voucher families with children get a better opportunity to live in low-poverty neighborhoods with high-performing schools and other strong community resources.
Air quality health advisory issued for Long Island, New York City metro, Western New York
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:05 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an air quality health advisory for the Long Island, New York City metro and Western New York regions for Friday, June 2. The pollutant of concern is ozone. The advisory will be in effect 11 a.m. through 11 p.m.
Administration announces availability of $12 million through 'Investing in America Agenda' for brownfields job training grants
Wed, May 31st 2023 01:40 pm
On Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of approximately $12 million from President Joe Biden's "Investing in America Agenda" for environmental job training grants under the fiscal year 2024 brownfields job training program.
State listening tours on environment, business begin
Tue, May 30th 2023 03:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday launched the educational listening tour for the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act in Buffalo.
DEC: Muskellunge fishing seasons open June 1 for inland waters, June 15 for Great Lakes waters
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the fishing seasons for muskellunge begin June 1 in inland waters, and June 15 in Great Lakes waters (Lake Erie, Upper Niagara River, Lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River).
Social Security Administration expands outreach & access for Supplemental Security Income
Fri, May 26th 2023 02:40 pm
Kilolo Kijakazi, acting commissioner of Social Security, announced the agency has expanded its outreach to people in critical need of financial help who may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
DEC announces start of 'NYHABS' online notification & reporting system for harmful algal blooms
Fri, May 26th 2023 02:35 pm
The New York state departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) remind New Yorkers to learn about and be aware of harmful algal blooms, or "HABs," as the 2023 notification season starts. DEC's New York harmful algal bloom system (NYHABS) is now active and allows the public and trained citizens to send reports of HABs to DEC electronically via a simple, user- and mobile phone-friendly form.
Hochul welcomes visitors to state beaches
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul encouraged New Yorkers and visitors from neighboring states to safely enjoy state parks, beaches, trails and historic sites across New York this Memorial Day weekend. Many state park beaches will open for the first time this season.
Hochul announces suspension of construction-related lane closures for Memorial Day
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York state highways will be suspended from 6 a.m. Friday, May 26, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, to ease travel throughout the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Ortt urges governor to consider alternative housing options in New York City for migrants
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:10 pm
Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt has sent a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul expressing what his team called "continued concern over the lack of a clear plan to house migrants in the midst of an influx that the city and state are clearly unprepared to handle."
NYS: $1.8 million in grants awarded to state parks, trails, historic sites
Wed, May 24th 2023 08:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $1.8 million in grants to support 28 not-for-profit organizations involved with stewardship of state parks, trails, historic sites and public lands, the highest amount awarded in the Park and Trail Partnership Grants program history.
New York state agriculture commissioner announces updated kosher and halal food registry
Wed, May 24th 2023 08:00 pm
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball announced the department has updated its online kosher and halal food registry, which allows entities that certify food as kosher or halal to register with the department as mandated. The registry also allows consumers to search for kosher or halal foods in New York state.
Contract renewal ensures continued support for smokers trying to quit
Tue, May 23rd 2023 02:55 pm
Every year, more than 30,000 people contact the New York State Smokers' Quitline for help in ending their dependence on commercial tobacco products.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds New Yorkers about importance of water safety
Tue, May 23rd 2023 02:55 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is reminding New Yorkers of the importance of water safety.
NYS: 'Get Outdoors & Get Together Day' celebrations
Mon, May 22nd 2023 10:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "Get Outdoors & Get Together Day" will be held Saturday, June 10, with events at more than 20 select locations across New York, "to bring people of all abilities, ages, identities and backgrounds together for fun, healthy activities."
State lawmakers announce major state funding to support AAPI community
Mon, May 22nd 2023 10:30 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan, Assembly member Karen McMahon and Assembly member Monica Wallace visited the Asian American Heritage Festival in Amherst to announce $30 million of state funding in the fiscal year 2023-24 state budget to support Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in New York. It is the largest investment in the Asian American community in state history.
Higgins: Work must start now on preventing future US-Canada border restrictions
Fri, May 19th 2023 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins says the U.S. and Canada should begin to work now to prepare for better communication and collaboration needed to prevent the disjointed border policies that occurred over the past three years during the coronavirus pandemic.
Hochul announces launch of 43North's ninth startup competition
Thu, May 18th 2023 08:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced applications are now being accepted for the ninth year of 43North, the state-funded accelerator that invests $5 million annually to attract world-class entrepreneurs to grow their startups in Buffalo. This year, 43North will select five seed-stage startups to receive an investment of $1 million each and join their immersive accelerator program.
NYSDOT highlights Bicycle Safety Month, encourages people to bike WNY
Wed, May 17th 2023 02:05 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez announced the importance of bicycle safety during National Bicycle Safety Month, and reminded everyone that roadway safety is a shared responsibility.
DEC urges New Yorkers: 'If you care, leave it there'
Wed, May 17th 2023 02:05 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded New Yorkers to appreciate wildlife from a safe distance and resist the urge to touch or pick up newborn fawns and other young wildlife. Human contact with wildlife can result in unintended consequences detrimental to the animals people intend to help.
NYSOFA public forums to present 4-year plan of priorities to support older adults & caregivers
Tue, May 16th 2023 06:25 pm
During Older Americans Month in May, the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is seeking public input on its proposed four-year plan to the federal government during a series of upcoming public information forums outlining NYSOFA's goals and objectives to assist older residents, their families, and caregivers.
Attorney general, DOH commissioner issue alert on health insurance renewal scams
Fri, May 12th 2023 04:50 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James and Acting Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald warned New Yorkers about a new scam targeting New Yorkers enrolled in public health insurance programs and provided important tips to protect consumers.
State Department of Labor reminds New Yorkers of resources available for working mothers
Fri, May 12th 2023 04:50 pm
This Mother's Day, the New York State Department of Labor is reminding New Yorkers there are a variety of resources available to help working mothers.
USDA seeks feedback from producers about 2023 crops, stocks, inventories & values
Thu, May 11th 2023 08:50 am
Over the next several weeks, USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major mid-year surveys: the June agricultural survey and the June area survey. The agency will contact more than 4,000 producers across the 11-state northeastern region to determine crop acreage and stock levels as of June 1, 2023.
NYS: Thousands of state jobs available in critical health and human services titles
Thu, May 11th 2023 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced thousands of state jobs are open and available for immediate hiring in the health and human services fields across 10 state agencies as part of the hiring for emergency limited placement program, in an effort to address the statewide workforce shortage in critical health and safety titles across state government.
NYS: Start of construction on $71 million affordable housing development in Buffalo
Thu, May 11th 2023 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced construction has begun on the $71 million rehabilitation of the Ellicott Town Center, a decades-old housing development near downtown Buffalo featuring 281 homes located among four high-rise towers and 12 townhomes.
Hochul issues proclamation celebrating Public Service Recognition Week
Wed, May 10th 2023 10:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday issued a proclamation celebrating Public Service Recognition Week, which started on May 7 and will run through May 13. New York state landmarks will be illuminated in dark blue today in recognition of employees working in the public sector and their contributions.
DEC reminds water recreationists to 'Clean. Drain. Dry.' watercraft to protect waters from aquatic invasive species
Wed, May 10th 2023 09:30 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded boaters to clean, drain and dry their boats and trailers, and disinfect their fishing gear before recreating in New York's waters, to prevent the spread of harmful aquatic invasive species (AIS).
Hochul honors 55 police officers who sacrificed their lives in service to their communities
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday honored the lives of 55 police officers from eight police departments who were remembered at the New York state police officers memorial remembrance ceremony in Albany.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds people to wear their bike helmets
Tue, May 9th 2023 12:15 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is reminding New Yorkers of all ages of the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike.
Expanded financial assistance available to Medicare beneficiaries
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) urged income-eligible Medicare beneficiaries to apply for up to $7,300 annually in financial assistance through an expansion in the Medicare savings program (MSP).
Hochul issues proclamation designating May as Older Americans Month
Mon, May 8th 2023 09:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently issued a proclamation designating May as Older Americans Month in New York, and recognizing "the incredible volunteerism of New York's older adults who commit more than 495 million hours of community service each year at an economic value of $13.8 billion."
NYS collaborating with NASDA Foundation on $38.4 million Northeast Regional Food Business Center
Fri, May 5th 2023 04:20 pm
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced it is a key partner in a new national initiative developed to help farmers and food businesses access new markets and available federal, state and local resources, such as technical assistance and funding opportunities.
NYS: $875 million in financing for 3,100 affordable homes across state
Fri, May 5th 2023 12:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $875 million in financing has been awarded through bonds, tax credits, and subsidies to create or preserve 3,100 affordable, sustainable and supportive homes in 27 developments across New York. When coupled with additional private funding and resources, the 27 projects receiving funding are expected to create more than $1.5 billion in overall investment.
Hochul: More than $8 million in awards through NYS Biodefense Commercialization Fund
Fri, May 5th 2023 12:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the second round of awardees for the $40 Million New York State Biodefense Commercialization Fund. The program was created to accelerate the development and commercialization of life science innovations that address serious infectious disease threats, including the coronavirus and its variants, while also creating jobs and encouraging continued growth across New York's expanding life science industry.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections up 7% in first quarter
Thu, May 4th 2023 10:50 am
Local government sales tax collections in New York state totaled $5.5 billion in the first quarter of 2023, an increase of 7.1%, or nearly $369 million, compared to the same three-month period last year, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
 

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