Rockland County Awarded $4.2 Million In State Grants
The Regional Economic Development Council awards include $87.1 million for 122 projects in the Mid-Hudson Region, which includes Rockland County. That’s an increase over last year, when the Mid-Hudson region was awarded $84.8 million.
“These investments in Rockland County will pay off in terms of increased economic development, tourism and sustainability,” said County Executive Ed Day. “Over the past five years, we have transitioned out of a very difficult fiscal situation to the full-blown renaissance and rebirth we see happening today. We thank the state for recognizing our efforts to create a welcoming economic environment and look forward to these investments creating a snowball effect in our community.”
Rockland County has received more than $10 million in awards for 2017 and 2018. In the first three years of the program, 2011-2013, the county received a combined total of $5 million.
Awards were made to a variety of businesses, municipalities and non-profits throughout the county. The grants announced this week include:
- $2,250,000 and $500,000 – Caribbean Food Delights, Inc., a leading Caribbean frozen food manufacturer of Jamaican Style Patties, will be expanding its current manufacturing facility to accommodate two additional food manufacturing lines. The expansion will add second floors and two production lines to the current facility. This project also includes the purchase of machinery and equipment for the food manufacturing lines.
- $401,700 – The Village of Nyack, implementing its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, will design and construct a walkway along the Hudson River connecting Memorial Park to the Village Marina. The walkway and related streetscaping improvements will link the Village’s historic downtown to its waterfront and enhance waterfront access along the river. The Village will partner with a private developer who will contribute funding toward continuing the pedestrian pathway north of the marina.
- $400,000 – Rockland County Soil and Water Conservation District will expand the Stormwater Consortium of Rockland County’s existing Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) mapping program. All 24 of the regulated MS4 communities in Rockland County will participate. The project will help the communities enhance efficiency, monitoring, reporting, data collection and mapping of stormwater assets, and focus additional efforts on restoring and rehabilitating existing stormwater systems.
- $262,500 – Village of Haverstraw Hudson River Shoreline Improvements – The Village of Haverstraw will design and construct shoreline improvements adjacent to the former Chair Factory site along the Hudson River and Bowline Pond. The shoreline improvements include shoreline resilient designs to protect the site from erosion and allow for mixed-use, recreation and tourism based development. This project advances the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program by supporting redevelopment of this underutilized waterfront property.
- $100,000 – Rockland Jawonio Inc for Workforce Development Training. Jawonio Inc will provide two training opportunities: Green Commercial Cleaning and Direct Support Professional training.
- $89,000 – Rockland Chromalloy Gas Turbine LLC for training in Lean Manufacturing, Supervision, Customer Service and Financial Planning & Control.
- $62,500 – Rockland County Sewer System Consolidation Study – The Town of Orangetown, the Town of Clarkstown, the Town of Stony Point, the Village of Suffern and the Rockland County Sewer District No. 1 will complete a study to identify specific financial opportunities and beneficial long-term regional partnerships that may result in countywide wastewater consolidation.
- $60,000 – The Village of Piermont will update their local zoning and building code to incorporate climate change resiliency and sustainability policies. The update will ensure the Village has the tools necessary to implement its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and mitigate impacts of projected sea level rise on the Village’s Hudson River shoreline and its incomparable shoreline assets.
- $40,000 – Rockland Pattern for Progress is collaborating with GARNER Historic District in the Village of West Haverstraw to create a Strategic Plan for the completion of an adaptive reuse project to transform an industrial complex into a Maker and Entertainment Village. The complex will accommodate dozens of new restaurants, retail, offices, art studios and galleries. The project will be a vibrant hub within the downtown and encourage surrounding development to create a vital urban center for the Village.
- $32,000 – 901 D, LLC for training in Lean Manufacturing – Waste elimination, Safety, Mapping, Quality, Cellular Manufacturing.
Rockland County is also part of the Hudson Valley Tourism Inc.’s award for $202,500 and Sullivan County’s Visitor Association’s award for $103,862. (These dollar amounts are not included in the $4.2 million)
For more information on the grants visit: https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/