Several St. Lawrence County municipalities will receive more than $5 million in grants from the New York Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for clean water infrastructure projects, Gov. David Paterson's office has announced.
The towns and villages receiving grants are:
• Village of Morristown, $147,900
• Town of Morristown, $987,750
• Town of Madrid, $282,590
• Town of Norfolk, $2 million
• Village of Gouverneur, $2 million.
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, which administers such loans and grants for construction, replacement, and improvement of water infrastructure, says that for the first time in 20 years they are offering grants to communities as principal forgiveness to offset construction and lending expenses.
"For many New York communities, these projects would not be possible without the substantial financial assistance provided to them as principal forgiveness," Gov. Patterson said. "I would like to thank President Obama and the New York Congressional Delegation for the increased federal funding allocation for clean water infrastructure projects."