Senator Metzger Celebrates Regional Economic Development Councils’ Grant Project Awardees

Albany, NY...The Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) announced Thursday that the Mid-Hudson Region was awarded $65.8 million for 105 projects for Round IX of the REDC awards. 

“I was happy to have supported so many worthwhile projects across the Mid-Hudson Valley and Catskills in this year’s REDC selections,” said Senator Metzger (SD-42). “These state investments will make a huge difference in our communities, whether they are for protecting our vital water resources, making our downtowns more pedestrian-friendly, or expanding job opportunities by supporting expansion of existing businesses. I am thrilled to see awardees in Delaware, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster counties receive the funding they so greatly deserve.” 

Delaware County Awardees

  • Saputo Dairy, Purchase and Installation of New Equipment in their Delhi facility, $599,000
  • Trout Unlimited, Federal Hill Culvert Aquatic Connectivity Restoration in Hughes Brook in the Town of Delhi, $109,264
  • Village of Delhi, Water Treatment Plant Resiliency Improvements, $82,000
  • Delaware County, Comprehensive Housing Study, $50,000

Orange County Awardees

  • City of Port Jervis, Pike Street Sidewalk Project, $300,000
  • Kolmar Laboratories Inc., Facility Upgrades, $200,000
  • Orange County, Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Climate Action Plan, $100,000
  • Orange County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Water Harvesting, $215,000
  • Village of Warwick, Land Acquisition for Source Water Protection, $288,150
  • Arts Mid-Hudson, Workforce Expansion, $18,750 (also in Ulster County)

Sullivan County Awardees

  • Healthy Kids Extended Day Program, Inc., Monticello Daycare 2019, $116,000
  • Nesin Cultural Arts, Inc., Workforce Expansion - Monticello, $19,500
  • Town of Delaware, Highway Garage Relocation, $1,859,890
  • Town of Liberty, Parksville Sewer ESD SPFS, $18,750
  • Town of Rockland, Wastewater Treatment Plant Disinfection, $24,960
  • WB Sweeteners, Fulfillment & Distribution Center, $500,000

Ulster County Awardees

  • Historic Huguenot Society, Historic Huguenot Street Visitors Center , $290,000
  • Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress, Ellenville Strategic Planning, $50,000
  • Open Space Institute - Minnewaska, High point Carriage Road Reconstruction, $600,000
  • Town of Gardiner, Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Study, $100,000
  • Town of New Paltz, Stormwater Management Along the Empire State Trail, $475,700
  • Town of New Paltz, Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Study, $80,000
  • Town of Wawarsing, Kerhonkson Sanitary Sewer Collection System Improvements, $750,000
  • Village of Ellenville, Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Study, $30,000
  • Village of New Paltz, Sanitary Sewer Overflow Abatement, $267,320

Established in 2011 by Governor Cuomo, the REDCs are public-private partnerships made up of local experts and stakeholders from business, academia, local government, and non-governmental organizations intended to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for their regions. 

Overall, more than $761 million has been awarded through Round IX of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, and over the years, more than $6.9 billion has been awarded to more than 8,300 projects consistent with each region's strategic plans, projecting to create and retain more than 240,000 jobs.

More information on the 2019 Regional Economic Development Council Awards, including a full list of awardees, is available here.