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Village of Groton Awarded $4.5 Million NY Forward Grant


The Village of Groton has been named as one of the winners for a New York Forward Grant after a press conference held by Governor Hochul in Vestal earlier this morning. Groton has been awarded the maximum amount for the grant, $4.5 million dollars.

“The Village of Groton plans focus on a high quality of life, abundant natural and recreational resources, and its unique history to attract families seeking an active lifestyle. Historic buildings, the Owasco Inlet, and an engaged citizenry are what the community will focus on in its plans to revitalize its downtowns.” According to a release by the Governor’s Office.

The next step for the village is to begin the process of developing a Strategic Investment Plan to revitalize their downtown. Part of the process will be the creation of a Local Planning Committee. The committee is made up of village officials, community leaders, and other stakeholders.

According to the Governor’s Office, the Strategic Investment Plan will review local assets and opportunities to find projects which align to the village’s vision and are poised for implementation.

“We would like to thank Governor Hochul for providing us with this generous award from NY Forward and the opportunity to share the passion we have for our village and the community’s vision for its future. With the members of our team consisting of the Village, Town, School, Business and Community members in partnership with Governor Hochul’s office and the Southern Tier Regional Council we will be able to build more, grow more, and offer more, and achieve the project goals for our businesses and community.”

said Groton Mayor Chris Neville.

In addition to the announcement of the NY Forward Grant, the Village of Groton has also launched its application to become a Pro-Housing Community. The Village of Homer and City of Cortland have already made the pledge, which essentially unlocks more grant opportunities for municipalities.

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