Senator Farley Announces $2.62 Million In Local Legislative Grants

 

 

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced that the 2007-08 Budget approved by the Senate and Assembly includes $2.62 million for 150 Senate "member initiatives" which he recommended for libraries, schools, local governments, fire departments, and nonprofit groups in his four-county Senate District. Senator Farley represents Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady and part of Saratoga Counties.

 

"I am proud of the hard work of our local governments and nonprofit organizations who have perfected the art of 'doing more with less' while providing critical services to people in our communities," Senator Farley said. "Just about everybody is served by one or more of the organizations which requested funding and, as an added bonus, these State grants to local governments and school districts can help to reduce the amount to be raised by property taxes."

 

The largest single grant is to Schenectady County Community College for a homeland security and first responder training program. The $548,000 project will enable SCCC to provide cost-effective public safety training using videoconferencing and internet-based instruction.

 

The fifteen public libraries in Senator Farley's district will share about $200,000, schools and youth organizations will receive another $200,000, while 18 fire departments will also receive a total of about $200,000.

 

Other large grants go to the Town of Root, which would receive $100,000 to help replace the town highway garage and equipment destroyed in a recent fire; St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady which would receive $100,000 for two programs, one specializing in health care for senior citizens, and the other providing care for families; Fulton-Montgomery Community College which would receive $40,000 for improvements to their library; and the Schenectady Inner City Ministry which would receive $40,000 for their emergency food pantry.

 

Although the Senate and Assembly have both voted to approve these funds, each individual proposed grant may be subject to a "line item veto" by the Governor. "I hope that the Governor will consider the value of these local programs, and will approve the investment of taxpayer funds to serve people in our upstate communities," Senator Farley concluded.

 

( Full listing of Senator Farley's recommended grants follows. For the full listing of the Senate's Community Project Fund click here)

Aetna Fire Engine Company No.1 of Fultonville $17,500
to obtain extrication equipment

AIDS Council of Northeastern New York $5,000
for transportation assistance for clients, food vouchers and mental health counseling

Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council of Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery Counties $5,000
to upgrade or replace the telephone system

Altamont Program, Inc. $10,000
for renovations and improvements to the Schenectady facility

Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern New York $3,500
to sponsor "Memory Awareness Events," with individual screening of participants, in the 44th Senate District

American Legion Post No. 168 $6,500
for converting the heating system and other building improvements

Amsterdam Free Library $25,000
for books and other library materials, computers, equipment, renovations, improvements and programs

Amsterdam Little Giants Football League, Inc. $2,500
for protective football equipment and for concession equipment

Amsterdam, City of $25,000
for improvements to Shuttleworth Park

Amsterdam, Town of $12,500
to preserve the Hurricana Farm buildings and develop the site into a heritage museum

Ballston, Town of, Community Library $10,000
for books and other library materials, computers, equipment, renovations, improvements and programs

Better Neighborhoods, Inc. $7,000
for counseling programs, and for operations and equipment

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region $4,000
for materials, supplies and transportation costs incurred in providing the Big Brothers Big Sisters READS program in Schenectady County

Bridge Center of Schenectady, Inc. $7,500
for programs and operations

Burnt Hills Rowing Association, Inc. $2,500
for equipment and for repairs and maintenance for the boats and trailers

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District $10,000
for a playground at the Charlton Heights Elementary School

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District $17,500
to acquire and install computers for the high school media center

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Housing Development Fund Company, Inc. $25,000
for repairs and improvements at the Council Meadows housing facility, and for replacing or upgrading a fire/medical alarm system

Canajoharie Central School District $30,000
for computer equipment to establish portable computer labs

Canajoharie Library & Art Gallery $10,000
for books and other library materials, computers, equipment, renovations, improvements and programs

Capital District Community Gardens $4,000
for equipment and services for the Schenectady Community Gardening Program, and to develop new garden locations in Schenectady

Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer! $3,500
to provide programs and services

Capital Region BOCES $7,500
to expand the streaming media service, including adding more titles to the collection of materials available to schools

Capital Region Center for Arts in Education $5,000
to provide arts programs and opportunities in Schenectady County schools

Catholic Charities AIDS Services $5,000
to provide case management support to persons with HIV/AIDS

Catholic Charities Caregivers Support Services $25,000
to provide respite services in Schenectady, Fulton, Montgomery and Saratoga counties

Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties $15,000
for software programs to help community residences improve compliance with Medicaid billing rules

Catholic Charities of Schenectady County $10,000
to implement a health and wellness program at senior meal centers, and to train volunteers

Center City Sportsplex $2,000
for operation and support of the PALS after-school soccer program

Center for Disability Services $25,000
for improvements to the facilities and grounds at Clover Patch Camp

Chamber of Schenectady County $25,000
for the Gillette-Millington Redevelopment Project

Charlton Historical Society, Inc. $10,000
for renovations and repairs to the historic Museum building

Charlton, Town of $25,000
to purchase and install a generator, and for equipment

Community Foundation for the Capital Region $5,000
to enable the Niskayuna Community Foundation to develop, print and distribute a directory of services available to residents of the community

Community Hospice, Inc. $7,500
to provide Community Bereavement Services programs to persons in Schenectady, Saratoga, Fulton and Montgomery Counties

Community Land Trust of Schenectady, Inc. $7,000
for operating costs in assisting families with housing issues

Community Maternity Services $4,500
for equipment, supplies and training for the Fulton County Parents as Teachers program

Corinth Free Library $10,000
for books and other library materials, computers, equipment, renovations, improvements and programs

Corinth Village Police Department $7,500
for defibrillators and equipment

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties $10,000
for after-school and school enrichment youth programming

Delanson, Village of $25,000
to replace or repair a retaining wall, and correct drainage problems

Duanesburg Area Community Center $20,000
for construction of the community center

Duanesburg Pop Warner $2,500
for protective equipment and uniforms, and for fencing and field maintenance

East Glenville Fire District 3 $5,000
to install an alarm / public address system

ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse, Inc. $25,000
to restore and renovate the historic Grange building

Eddy SeniorCare $7,500
to obtain equipment for the senior day center

Edinburg Emergency Squad, Inc. $5,000
to repair or replace pagers and radios

Empire State Aerosciences Museum $10,000
for renovations and improvements, and for the development and display of exhibits

Ephratah Volunteer Fire Department $3,500
for a defibrillator and related training equipment

Fonda-Fultonville Little League $2,500
for maintaining and improving the ballfields

Fort Hunter Free Library $10,000
for books and other library materials, computers, equipment, renovations, improvements and programs

Fort Plain Free Library $10,000
for books and other library materials, computers, equipment, renovations, improvements and programs

Fort Plain Senior Center, Inc. $7,500
for programs and operations

Friends of the Mayfield Library $10,000
for books and other library materials, computers, equipment, renovations, improvements and programs 

Frothingham Free Library $10,000
for books and other library materials, computers, equipment, renovations, improvements and programs

Fulton County District Attorney's Office $40,000
for investigative and prosecutorial services

Fulton County Young Mens Christian Association, Inc. $25,000
to establish a new facility

Fulton-Montgomery Community College $40,000
for renovations and improvements to Evans Library

Galway Public Library $10,000
for books and other library materials, computers, equipment, renovations, improvements and programs

Galway, Town of $25,000
to purchase and install a generator, and for the development of athletic playing fields

Galway, Town of $3,500
for the Youth Commission and its activities and program expenses for the Community Youth Prevention Investment Project

Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region $5,000
to provide programs to girls, and to transport girls to a summer day camp

Glenville Fire District # 7 $10,000
to acquire equipment, including demolition saws, hoses, and hose-related equipment

Glenville, Town of $15,000
to purchase and install a closed circuit surveillance system for the municipal building, parking lot and courtroom

Gloversville Public Library $25,000
for books and other library materials, computers, equipment, renovations, improvements and programs

Gloversville, City of $10,000
for renovation of the Littauer Pool House, and for equipment and programs of the Recreation Commission

Greenfield Fire District $17,500
to acquire and install generators

Hadley-Luzerne Public Library $2,500
for books and other library materials, computers, equipment, renovations, improvements and programs

Hamilton Hill Drop-In Arts and Crafts Center, Inc. $7,500
for computers, software and computer services related to offering the Arts and Technology Program to children

Hilderbrand-Davis Post 1895 V.F.W. $6,500
to replace the roof on the VFW building

Hilltop Volunteer Fire Company $15,000
for air paks, turnout gear and a generator

Hometown Health Centers $15,000
to implement an electronic health records system

Jewish Community Center of Fulton County, Inc. $7,500
for renovations to the health club and gymnasium, and for workout equipment

Jewish Community Center of Schenectady, Inc. $7,500
for building improvements, furniture and computer equipment

Johnstown Public Library $25,000
for books and other library materials, computers, equipment, renovations, improvements and programs

Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York, Inc. $3,500
to deliver Junior Achievement programs to schoolchildren in Schenectady, Fulton, Montgomery and Saratoga counties

Law, Order & Justice Center $5,000
to develop client databases, and for facility improvements

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. $5,000
to provide legal services to low-income persons in Schenectady and Montgomery counties, and to upgrade computers

Literacy Volunteers - Mohawk/Hudson, Inc. $6,500
for materials and to operate and support the tutoring and adult education programs in Schenectady County

Literacy Volunteers of Fulton County $6,500
for equipment, materials and programs

Little Huskies Football League, Inc. $2,500
for safety equipment

Living Resources $25,000
for furnishings, equipment and renovations for group homes, and for equipment and training material for staff

Margaret Reaney Memorial Library $10,000
for books and other library materials, computers, equipment, renovations, improvements and programs

Mohonasen Central School District $10,000
for a playground, fitness and recreation area at Pinewood Intermediate School

Montgomery County Agricultural Society, Inc. $17,500
for building repairs and improvements

Montgomery County District Attorney's Office $40,000
to combat illegal drug trafficking

Montgomery County Literacy Project $6,500
for operating expenses, materials, supplies and equipment

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office $35,000
for an airboat and trailer

Montgomery County Veterans Service Agency $25,000
for a van to transport veterans to health facilities

Mothers Against Drunk Driving $2,500
for education and public awareness programs, and for the training of volunteers

National Kidney Foundation of Northeast New York $3,500
to sponsor early intervention and screening programs in the 44th Senate District

National Shrine of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, Inc. $12,500
for improvements to the grounds, roadways and parking facilities

New Netherland Routes, Inc. $10,000
to develop and distribute educational materials, including teacher guides, student activity workshops, videos, and a CD of period music

New York Folklore Society $10,000
for an informational kiosk, educational brochures and website enhancements

New York Library Association $7,500
to offer a training program in conjunction with Schenectady County Community College for library assistants and clerks

New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. $20,000
to facilitate the sharing of information between law enforcement executives

Niskayuna Central School District $10,000
for a playground at the Craig Elementary School

Niskayuna Central School District $10,000
for a playground at the Rosendale Elementary School

Niskayuna Fire District #2 $12,500
for defibrillators and portable radios

Northville Public Library $10,000
for books and other library materials, computers, equipment, renovations, improvements and programs

NYSARC, Inc. Montgomery County Chapter $50,000
for programs, equipment and operations

NYSARC, Inc. Saratoga County Chapter $15,000
for building improvements, and equipment, for the Corinth production facility

Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School District $20,000
for equipment, materials and building improvements

Partnership for Children, Youth and Families $5,000
to hold a youth leadership forum

Proctor's Theatre $10,000
for costs associated with holding the 2007 Arts Summit in Schenectady

Providence, Town of $25,000
to acquire a generator and to establish an emergency shelter

QUEST Inc. $3,500
for a youth literacy program, including publishing costs and costs for materials

Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York $2,500
to upgrade computer software

Rockwood Rural Cemetery Association $4,000
for fencing and for maintenance and renovation projects

Rockwood-Garoga-Lassellsville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. $10,000
to acquire pagers

Root, Town of $100,000
for vehicles and equipment for the highway department

Rotterdam, Town of $25,000
to improve drainage at town parks, and to improve parking facilities at town parks in order to improve access and safety

Rotterdam, Town of $15,000
for engineering and feasibility studies related to constructing a new police station

Rotterdam-Princetown Fire District No. 5 $14,500
to acquire a thermal imaging camera

Rural Grove Fire Department $10,000
for self-contained breathing apparatus and/or other firefighting equipment

SAFE Inc. of Schenectady $8,500
to rewire the building, to replace a staircase, and to obtain office supplies and supplies for clients

Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program, Inc. $10,000
for improvements to the facilities and grounds

Schenectady Access Cable Council, Inc. $7,500
for building renovations and improvements, and for equipment

Schenectady Community Home, Inc. $10,000
to create and equip a volunteer training room

Schenectady County Community College $548,000
for the "Schenectady Model" of homeland security and first responder training

Schenectady County District Attorney's Office $25,000
to purchase and install surveillance cameras in the City of Schenectady, including the Mont Pleasant neighborhood

Schenectady County Public Library $25,000
for books and other library materials, computers, equipment, renovations, improvements and programs

Schenectady Day Nursery $5,000
for playground equipment and improvements to the playground area

Schenectady Fire Department $5,000
for a portable fire hose tester, classroom chairs and equipment

Schenectady Inner City Ministry $40,000
for acquisition, renovation and improvement of a building to house the Emergency Food Program

Schenectady Permanent Firemen's Association, Inc. $10,000
for physical training equipment

 Schenectady Pipe Band, Ltd. $2,500
for uniforms, musical instruments and maintenance equipment

Schenectady Rowing Club, Inc. $2,500
for training and rowing equipment

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra $5,000
for producing a photochoreographed feature piece and/or for guest artists

Schenectady, City of $25,000
for construction and development of the visitor center at the Gillette House

Scotia - Glenville Central School District $10,000
for a playground at Glendaal Elementary School

Scotia - Glenville Central Schools $17,500
to obtain musical instruments and to acquire physical education equipment and create a fitness center

Scotia District Management Association, Inc. $40,000
for sidewalk replacement and construction

Scotia Permanent Firemen's Association $9,000
to clean the firehouse of diesel soot and other grime, and to replace furniture

Sir William Johnson Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. $15,000
to install a ventilation system, with a fire extinguishing system, in the firehouse kitchen

St. Clare's Hospital $50,000
for the Family Medicine Residency Program

St. Clare's Hospital Foundation $50,000
for renovations, equipment and furnishing