Future of Mount Morris’ $300K Allen’s Creek Grant is Muddy at Best

MOUNT MORRIS – The Village's creek remediation grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has a murky future. According to newly elected Mount Morris Mayor Frank Provo, the previous Village Board accepted a matching grant whereby the DEC would provide $300,000 and the Village could provide $100,000 for streambank remediation and flood prevention on Allen's Creek, marked on Google Maps at 'Allen's Brook.' However, Village … [Read more...]

NYS Grants Nearly $600K for Livingston County’s Top-of-the-Line Emergency Radios

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the award of $598,108 in funding from New York State to support the county’s emergency communications system. According to a press release from Livingston County, on March 29, Governor Cuomo announced that counties will receive portions of $45 million in total funding to enhance their vital emergency communications systems. Livingston County's part of … [Read more...]

NYS Grants Geneseo $234K for Greener Salt Storage House

GENESEO – New York State is investing over $234,000 for the Town of Geneseo to build a brand new salt storage facility. The Town Board unanimously voted to accept a $234,375 grant from the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Board to build a fully enclosed salt storage facility. "Currently the salt is exposed to the elements and some of it gets washed into Fallbrook Creek," said Geneseo Highway Superintendent Larry Levey. "This new … [Read more...]

Livingston County Blesses Kelly’s Saloon with $5K Facade Grant

GENESEO – The reconstruction project at Kelly's Saloon on Main Street is a recipient of a sign and façade grant from the Livingston County Industrial Development Agency (IDA). The IDA's Sign and Façade program is designed to reward projects that maintain the architectural character of nine Livingston County villages, from Caledonia to Nunda. The Kelly's project, which is likely to near completion in 2017, received $5,000 in matching funds … [Read more...]

Livonia’s Vitale Park to Grow Rain Garden with $25K from NYS

LIVONIA – Vitale Park is about to receive a lush rain garden courtesy of a grant from New York State. According to a press release from Livingston County, the New York Sea Grant (NYSG) in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) recently awarded $25,000 to the Livingston County Planning Department to install the 500-square-foot garden, two 50-gallon rain barrels, and approximately 400 feet of … [Read more...]

$200K NYS Grant Enriches Dansville’s Pre-K

DANSVILLE – New York State awarded the Dansville Central School District to expand its Pre-Kindergarten Early Learning Program to include 3-year-old children. According to a press release from Dansville Central School District, this funding aims to support the expansion of Pre-K as part of the State’s ongoing efforts to promote early education, specifically in high-need districts, and improve the academic future for all students. The … [Read more...]

Livingston County Applies for Grant to Streamline Municipal Water Costs

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Livingston County is applying for a New York State Grant to make water distribution in Avon and Geneseo more efficient. Bill Bacon, Director of Livingston County Development, says that if approved, the $300,000 grant would go towards finding ways to cut water delivery costs the villages of Geneseo and Avon. "Until the work begins on the program, the consultant will have to allow their approach to evolve as they find ways … [Read more...]

NYS Grants Ossian $25K to Preserve Farmland

OSSIAN – Ossian is one of two towns in New York State to receive grant money to further preserve its farmland for future generations. According to a press release from Livingston County, the grant comes from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to help Ossian and the Town of Mentz in Cayuga County develop farmland protection plans. “As a farmer, I know that land is an irreplaceable asset that needs to be preserved in … [Read more...]

NYS Plants $20K in Letchworth State Park to Grow Volunteer Recruitment

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – New York State has awarded funds to an organization supporting Letchworth State Park among other state parks to cultivate volunteer recruitment and enhance public access and support recreational activities. According to a press release from Senator Patrick Gallivan, the grants will attract more people to both Letchworth and Knox State Parks, both in Western New York. “Our state parks are among the best in the nation and … [Read more...]

GCC Spices Up Food Processing Program with New Equipment

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The Food Processing Technology Program at Genesee Community College recently put into action for the first time 12 new pieces of diagnostic laboratory equipment. According to a press release from Genesee Community College, the purchase of the equipment was assisted by a grant through the Educational Credit Management Corporation Foundation (ECMC) in collaboration with the Genesee County Economic Development Center. "We … [Read more...]