New York Governor Kathy Hochul has launched community assistance teams to help small, rural, and disadvantaged communities access water infrastructure funding for needed projects.
The states Environmental Facilities Corporation assembled the teams to connect with the communities with experts who will help them with water infrastructure projects. The teams will provide on site or virtual consultations to communities throughout the state to jump start planning, submit funding applications, and help see projects through to completion.
“Too many critical water systems have been neglected to a state of disrepair because communities don’t have the staffing, resources, or expertise to undertake these vital projects, but that stops today,” Governor Hochul said. “With the $500 million allocated for clean water infrastructure in this year’s executive budget, my administration will continue to remove barriers preventing communities from getting the financial assistance they need to be able to access clean water for generations to come.”
Communities looking to schedule a meeting, the community assistance teams are available by request to meet with officials in person or virtually. Additional information may be found at EFC.NY.Gov.