Friday, February 23, 2024

Another Round of Restore New York Funding

Over the years, Hudson has been fortunate enough to receive three Restore New York grants. So far, none of the projects receiving this funding has been completed, and a couple haven't even started. Nevertheless, City Hall issued the following press release yesterday:
The City of Hudson seeks proposals for eligible development projects to apply for Round 8 of the Restore New York grant program administered by Empire State Development. The program supports municipalities' efforts to demolish, rehabilitate, and restore blighted structures and transform them into vibrant residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments.
Governor Hochul announced on February 21, 2024, that applications for this $60 million round of the Restore New York grant program will be opened February 22.
The City of Hudson has successfully obtained three Restore New York grants for projects in previous rounds of the program. Hudson was a recipient in Round 4 for the Dunn Warehouse ($500,00), then in Round 6 for the Crescent [Garage] Building ($1.3 million), and again in Round 7 for the Kaz Redevelopment Project ($1.5 million).
Interested parties with qualifying projects must submit their contact and project information to a web form on the City of Hudson website by March 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. EDT, in order to be considered a candidate project for a grant application submission. Project proposals are subject to review by the Mayor's office and Common Council President prior to submission of Intent to Apply forms for up to two projects by Monday, March 25, to Empire State Development. If two projects are approved for an application, both projects must be presented before the Common Council for a vote to proceed with a single application, followed by a public hearing.
Questions regarding this solicitation may be directed to Mayoral Aide & ADA Coordinator Michael Hofmann at 518-828-7217 of Information about qualifications for the Restore New York program is available on the Empire State Development website.

1 comment:

  1. Why not concentrate on spending the $ that's already been granted? Hudson seems to be good at getting $ but pathetic in putting it to use. There are way too many committees for such a small town and they fight over every little thing. The government is disfuntional.