CITY OF KINGSTON
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
KINGSTON, NEW YORK 12401
Phone (845) 334-3902
Fax (845) 334-3904
SHAYNE R. GALLO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JANUARY 16, 2014
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KINGSTON CONNECTIVITY PROJECT
Last month Governor Cuomo announced
more than $2.3M in funding for the Kingston Connectivity Project through
the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process with a combination
of grants approved through NYSERDA’s Cleaner Greener Communities
Program, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s
Heritage Area, the federal Recreational Trails Program, and the NYS
Department of State.
Yesterday, the Governor announced the
approval of an additional $2M from the federal Transportation
Enhancements Programs for this project to be administered by NYS
Department of Transportation. All totaled that is $4.3M to date for the
Kingston Connectivity Project.
This funding will make our
vision for a connected community a reality. It is an important
component as we implement the Midtown strategy focused on Business,
Education, Arts, and Technology (BEAT). It is happening thanks to the
partnerships that have been forged with organizations like the Kingston
Land Trust and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County.
to a restructuring of the Office of Economic Development and Strategic
Partnerships under the direction of Gregg Swanzey, we have focused on
building partnerships in the community and on a concerted effort to seek
federal, state and local grants from both public and private sources,
we are now beginning to see the payoffs,” Mayor Gallo added.