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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo
ALBANY — The City of Lockport will receive $380,000 in community development block grant funds from the state, according to an announcement this afternoon from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.

In all, the state is doling out $13.6 million for 44 different projects to assist businesses, create approximately 270 jobs, create and preserve 170 affordable housing units

The funding was made available through the federally-funded Community Development Block Grant Program, which is administered by New York State Homes and Community Renewal.

Lockport is the recipient of two different community development block grants — one for $180,000, which establishes 12 hospitality/service industry microenterprises, which are expected to create approximately 15 full-time jobs; and the other for $200,000 to assist in the establishment of a program targeting downtown, which will create approximately 22 full-time equivalent jobs. 

“This funding will create jobs, improve housing and enhance infrastructure in communities across the state,” Cuomo said via a press release. “We've made ground-up community investments a central part of our approach to growing the economy, and it's been delivering results for all New Yorkers. Today we're continuing that progress through the Regional Economic Development Councils, and I look forward to seeing these investments build stronger communities across the State."

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