PORT CHESTER AWARDED $1.167 MILLION FOR BULKHEAD RECONSTRUCTION
Village Receives Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Funding Through State
As part of the 2017 Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) grant program, the Village of Port Chester has been awarded $1,167,558 for the reconstruction of its Byram River Waterfront Bulkhead.
“The Village of Port Chester will construct a new bulkhead along the Byram River in downtown Port Chester. Replacement of the existing damaged bulkhead is a critical initial step to reactivating the village waterfront and will allow for proposed new boating infrastructure, a promenade and other site amenities.” according to the grant announcement.
The Consolidated Funding Application is a centralized grant application process through New York State agencies, including Empire State Development, NYS Canal Corporation, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority, Environmental Facilities Corporation, Homes and Community Renewal, Department of Labor, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Department of State, New York Power Authority, Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Council on the Arts, and the Department of Agriculture and Markets.
“The CFA has been designed to give economic development project applicants expedited and streamlined access to a combined pool of grant funds and tax credits from dozens of existing programs. The CFA is a modern and easy-to-use online application that allows businesses and other entities to apply for multiple agency funding sources through a single, web-based application.”
The grant award represents over 30% of the Village’s local financial commitment to the bulkhead reconstruction in fiscal year 2017-18, which set aside $3.85 million for the project.
The Village extends its thanks to Governor Cuomo, Empire State Development CEO Howard Zemsky, and the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council for its support on this vital project in downtown Port Chester.