Omnibus spending bill includes $9 million for Finger Lakes

Omnibus spending bill includes $9 million for Finger Lakes

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The $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package passed by Congress includes $9 million in funding for projects in the Finger Lakes.

“This funding mean jobs, new businesses, feeding the hungry, bridging the digital divide and better serving the public,” U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said in a news release.

The local highlights of the bill, which awaits President Joe Biden’s signature:

» $225,000 for the City of Rochester to bolster its mental health crisis and intervention response services.

» $200,000 for the Urban League of Rochester to bolster an entrepreneurship and business development program to support minority business startups, dislocated workers, economically disadvantaged individuals and underserved communities.

» $750,000 for the Foodlink food bank to increase capacity to safely store and distribute more fresh vegetables, fruits, dairy and lean protein to hunger relief partners.

» $3,877,500 to deploy a wireless broadband network across Orleans and Niagara Counties.

» $900,000 for the G.L.O.W. YMCA in Batavia to construct a Healthy Living Campus.

» $105,000 to the Hornell Area YMCA to upgrade the equipment of the new Dansville YMCA branch.

» $379,432 for the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Orleans County to construct a rural community response learning center.

» $1,966,000 for pump station and wastewater infrastructure improvements in the town of Seneca Falls.

» $640,000 for the village of Dundee in Yates County to replace their aged municipal water tank and make control system upgrades.

» $180,000 for Newark-Wayne Community Hospital to added new healthcare and defibrillator equipment.

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