While visiting the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced a total of $55,500 in new state grant funding he has secured to ease the burden on local taxpayers and benefit the quality of life and public safety of Fulton County residents.
“I am proud to have been able to fight to return tax dollars back to Fulton County taxpayers and enhance the efforts of our brave law enforcement and volunteer fire fighters who put their lives on the line every day to keep people safe as well as support our local schools and libraries,” said Senator Jim Tedisco. “The $55,500 in total state grants that I have secured for Fulton County will help ease the local tax burden for taxpayers and help enhance the quality of life for residents.”
The state grants Senator Tedisco secured includes post-budget education funding for schools and libraries, and public protection grants for police and first responders. Fulton County grant recipients include:
- $22,500 for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office for bullet proof vests, boat patrol and training
- $4,500 for the Caroga Lake Volunteer Fire Company for a mobile communications radio
- $4,500 for Stratford Volunteer Fire Company to repair flood damage
- $2,000 for Gloversville Central School District
- $2,000 for Greater Johnstown School District
- $2,000 for Mayfield School District
- $2,000 for Broadalbin-Perth Central School District
- $4,000 for the Gloversville Public Library
- $4,000 for the Johnstown Public Library
- $4,000 for the Northville Public Library
- $4,000 for the Mohawk Valley Library System
“The grant which we received from Senator Tedisco will be used for equipment and programs which are not otherwise provided for in the County Budget. The other grants discussed today, which helps purchase equipment for the Emergency and Fire Services can be jointly used by all agencies in the County if necessary. This has a multiplier effect which benefits all the residents of Fulton County,” said Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino.