- It includes $162 million for New York’s vital Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), a major increase of $9 million. This EPF funding will be used to support a wide array of essential projects that help protect open spaces and ensure clean air and water for millions of New Yorkers.
- It delivers an additional $92.5 million in critical funding for improvements to parks and historic sites — helping to improve the quality of life in communities across the State.
- It also includes $40 million in “NY Works” funding for additional environmental infrastructure improvements in areas such as flood control, clean-ups and restoration projects.
Healthy families and healthy communities depend on clean air, clean water and the quality of our natural environment, and these major new investments are an important step in the right direction.
On Earth day, Arbor Day, and every day, let’s keep making our environment a top priority.
Senator Mark Grisanti