Assemblymember Cahill: $84.8 Million Investment in Mid-Hudson Region through REDC

December 13, 2017

Kingston, NY – Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill (D-Ulster/Dutchess) discussed the announced grant awards for the Mid-Hudson Valley Region of $84.8 million from the New York State Regional Economic Development Council (REDC). The State Economic Development Council designated the Mid-Hudson Valley Region as one of the top performing regions, giving the area a larger proportion of the total funds than even New York City.

“This investment of $84.8 million will build upon shared efforts to expand our local economy. These awards complement the City of Kingston’s recent $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Grant that will promote the region’s hospitality, housing, agriculture, arts community and growing technology sector. Together these funds will boost employment and quality of life in the region,” said Assemblymember Cahill. “The New York State Legislature and in particular, the Assembly has made it a priority to invest in our State’s families and localities. Today’s announcement is part of the overall effort starting in the State Legislature to address infrastructure, protect our environment and create opportunity. Recognition and support of so many of proposals by local organizations speaks to the quality and importance of their ideas. I am proud of the work our office did in support of many of these applications.”

A full list of recipients in the 103rd Assembly District includes:

Dutchess Tourism - Hudson Valley Distinctly Dutchess Marketing Program ($121,875)

Ferncliff Nursing Home Company, Inc - CNA Training ($72,302)

Village of Rhinebeck - Flood Proofing for Rhinebeck Low Lift Pump Station ($32,500)

Winnakee Land Trust - Saw Kill Land Acquisition ($1,214,650)

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County- Hudson Valley NYS Grown & Certified Program Administration ($500,000)

City of Kingston- Design and Construction of Franklin St. and Complete Streets Features ($750,000)

City of Kingston- Kingston Organic Waste Management Plan ($62,960)

City of Kingston- Kingston Waterfront Empire State Trail Improvements ($178,000)

JM Development Group, LLC- The Kingstonian Uptown Revitalization ($2,000,000)

Mohonk Preserve- Stabilizing the Historic Testimonial Gateway Tower ($200,000)

North Street Brick Works LLC- Hutton Brickyards Redevelopment Project ($1,000,000)

Open Space Institute- Minnewaska Visitor Center ($650,000)

Open Space Institute- Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Improvements Northern Extension ($270,000)

RUPCO, Inc. - 2017 Stockade Works ($242,500)

Shandaken Theatrical Society Inc. - Administrative Workforce Expansion ($32,600)

Starling Productions, Inc. – Administrative Workforce Expansion ($45,000)

Town of New Paltz - Coolbot Refrigerated Sheds for Food Recovery ($17,190)

Town of Rosendale – Rosendale Hamlet Inflow and Infiltration Mitigation ($100,000)

Town of Ulster- Spring Lake Sewer District Improvement ($750,000)

Ulster County- Vulnerability Assessment and Municipal Support ($84,000)

To view a full list of the 2017 awards and the amounts please follow the link below:

https://www.ny.gov/sites/ny.gov/files/atoms/files/2017AwardsREDCRound7Bookletdjunys.pdf