Senator Saland Announces $1.3 Million In Community Funding Grants For Projects In Dutchess County

Stephen M. Saland

April 04, 2007

     Senator Steve Saland (R,I, C Poughkeepsie) today announced that $1.3 million in community funding has been awarded to local governments and community organizations throughout Dutchess County.

     "This is great news for our local governments and community organizations in Dutchess County, said Senator Saland. "These important grants will go a long way to enhancing communities and improving the quality of life of its residents, while at the same time lessening the financial burden on local governments, who otherwise would have had to pick up the costs of many of these projects."

The grants for Dutchess County are as follows:

Emergency Services $ 81,695

Glenham Fire District (Equipment) $23,695
West Clinton Fire District (Vehicle) $33,000
Fishkill Fire Department (Equipment) $25,000

Conservation- Preservation $233,000

Howland Cultural Center (Geo-Thermal Heat Pump) $ 15,000
Winnakee Land Trust (Equipment) $ 18,000
Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. (Stabilization) $50,000
City of Beacon (Open Space property) $150,000

Education $203,500

Bardavon 1869 Opera House (Cultural Heritage Program) $56,000
Barrett Art Center (Equipment) $ 7,500
J.P. Rolison Summer Scholars Program $55,000
Mid-Hudson Library System (Computer Server) $50,000
Morton Memorial Library (Capital Improvements) $35,000

Health-Human Services $416,357

Alamo EMS (Equipment) $24,000
Alzheimer’s Association-Hudson Valley/Rockland $15,000
Breast Cancer Options, Inc. $ 2,200
Family Partnership Center, Inc. (Equipment) $19,500
Lighthouse International (Equipment) $30,000
Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation (lab information system) $168,090
REHAB Programs, Inc. $3,945
St. Francis Health Care Foundation (Ventilators and cardic monitor) $153,622

Public Protection $263,152

Dutchess County Sheriff (Vehicle cost split with Senator Leibell) $95,000
Town of East Fishkill Police Department (Computer equipment) $50,000
Town of Fishkill (DARE Vehicle) $35,000
Legal Services of Hudson Valley (Equipment) $ 6,600
MADD-Dutchess Chapter (Brochures) $ 1,000
Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department (Vehicle) $24,800
Wappingers Falls Police Department (Equipment) $ 3,052
City of Poughkeepsie Police Department (Training) $47,700

Job Creation $77,500

Dutchess Community College (Training) $70,000
Dutchess Score 59 (Equipment) $ 7,500

TOTAL $1,275,204