NY state hands out $16M in flood control grants

July 17, 2012

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will give $16 million in grants to communities hit by last year's damaging storms.
The state originally planned to distribute $9 million to 23 counties. But it has come up with another $7 million to help thelocal governments meet a federal matching funds requirement.
The counties were hit hard by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee last August and September.
The $16 million in state money will open up $44 million in federal and local funding to complete emergency watershed protection and flood reduction projects.
A complete list of funded projects by county is available on the state Department of Environmental Conservation website.


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