$18K Increase Launches Letchworth Gateway Villages Initiative into Year Two

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The US Department of Agriculture awarded the Letchworth Gateway Villages Initiative (LGV) $77,900 for another year of operations. According to the program's director, Nicole Manapol, the increase in funding will help with 'regional branding' as part of phase two of the project. "Year one was focused on building connectivity and visibility of these villages to visitor markets," said Manapol. "Now, we'll focus more on the … [Read more...]

Nunda, Avon Libraries Part of $500K Grant

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Pioneer Library System announces that New York State legislators awarded New York State Library Construction Aid Grants to nine of the System’s member libraries, including Nunda and Avon's libraries. According to a press release from the Pioneer Library System, the $512,365.00 grant will aid over $1 million in construction projects the Stevens Memorial Community Library (Attica), Avon Free Library, Geneva Public … [Read more...]

Geneseo Police Receive Increased Grant to Curb Car Accidents

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GENESEO – Village Police continue to receive increased grant amounts to decrease the number and severity of accidents on local roads. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, they received $13,000 from the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee this year, up another four percent from last year. "That seems to be the trend, a four percent increase year after year, which is good for us," said Osganian. … [Read more...]

Homeland Security to Award Hemlock Fire Department $82K for Airpacks

LIVONIA – The Hemlock Fire Department is poised to receive a federal grant through the Department of Homeland Security. According to a press release from Congressman Chris Collins, the Hemlock Fire Department will receive $82,667 in federal funding through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, which is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and … [Read more...]

APOG Toasts Their Grant Program at 20th Annual Wine and Beer Tasting

GENESEO – The Association for the Preservation of Geneseo (APOG) invited wine and beer fans to Second Street Friday night to sip local beverages in support of their historic preservation grants program. This is APOG's biggest annual fundraiser. Proceeds go to their historic preservation grants program, which makes money available to homeowners in Geneseo's historic district to spruce up the fronts of their homes or rental properties. "We … [Read more...]

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...]