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  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and City officials two days ago broke ground on a long-awaited Coney Island shoreline protection project that will construct a series of T-groin rock jetties between West 37th Street and Brighton Beach. The Coney Island Reach project consists of approximately three […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer reported two days ago that federal appropriators have heeded his request, and included $1.28 million in federal funding to fully dredge the Port of Oswego. This funding had been requested by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in its Fiscal Year 2016 Civil Works Budget. In March Schumer urged the federal […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) will pay the entire $12.8 million cost of the City of Troy Seawall Stabilization Project, according to the U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer. Schumer initially secured $6.7 million in federal funding in July 2014 so this stabilization project could begin and this damaged seawall would not threaten to undermine the […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    During a visit to St. Lawrence County, U.S. Senator Charles E Schumer yesterday pledged his support for critical federal funds to dredge the Ogdensburg Harbor. Last dredged in 1984, the Ogdensburg Harbor is in desperate need of deepening, which will ease congestion, reduce shipping costs and unlock new business opportunities. Schumer said that the U.S. […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced that the Omnibus spending bill – a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year – includes $1.1 billion in funding for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF), an increase of $100 million over last year’s allocation. The Harbor Maintenance […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has announced that the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers’ (USACE) Civil Works Work Plan for FY 2015 included $600,000 for a feasibility study for the Susquehanna River Basin. This Upper Susquehanna River Basin Comprehensive Flood Risk Management Study will provide mitigation projects and long-term stability to a flood-affected region. The […]

  • 12 March 2014

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that Oak Orchard Harbor will receive a large maintenance dredging this year, valued at $420,000 and funded through the Sandy Supplemental Appropriations bill. Schumer met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District Director LTC Beaudoin who confirmed the USACE’s plans and said that dredging is scheduled […]

  • 25 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Council Member Chaim Deutsch and Council Member Mark Treyger have called on the Army Corps of Engineers to include coastal protection projects along the waterfront communities of South Brooklyn. After Schumer’s and Jeffries’s push in Congress, the recently passed FY16 Appropriations bill included federal funding for a New […]

  • 24 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand have announced $1.9 million in federal funding for shoreline restoration in Niagara County. The funds – administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – will be used to restore the Krull Park Shoreline, which was severely damaged […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Army Corps of Engineers plans to spend approximately $650,000 in federal funds to repair damages to the Barcelona Harbor West’s break wall in the Town of Westfield, according to U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer. The harbor’s break wall was severely damaged in October 2015 by waters from Lake Erie. “These emergency federal funds from the […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Dan Donovan and Borough President James Oddo have announced $2 million in federal funding to kick start the design phase of the Staten Island Sea Wall project. The funds have been provided to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and will go towards field surveys and geo-technical work. “When […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced $13 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is headed to New York State to partner with the America Farmland Trust to implement conservation projects in the Delaware River Basin watershed. The funding was allocated through the USDA’s Regional Conservation […]

  • 10 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday announced $1,206,000 in federal funding to carry out projects to reduce future flood risk to the Stockade Historic District in the City of Schenectady from the adjacent Mohawk River. The neighborhood has experienced repetitive flooding, and suffered extensive damages from Hurricane Irene […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will deliver $200K in federal funding to the Nassau Back Bays resiliency study. According to Schumer, these federal funds will zero-in on specific coastal protections to best shield south shore communities from another Sandy. This study will examine the coastal flooding that occurred […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged federal appropriators to allocate $2.32 million in federal funding to dredge the Port of Rochester’s Harbor. This funding has been requested by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in its Fiscal Year 2016 Civil Works Budget and Schumer vowed to fight to make it an actuality. Schumer is urging […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced recently that a $15 million Army contract has been awarded for emergency dredging and beach nourishment for the Fire Island Inlet and Shore Westerly to Jones Inlet. Schumer and Gillibrand successfully secured approval from the Army Corps to begin this multi-purpose project which will provide much-needed […]

  • 12 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has announced that the Long Beach Island Dune Project Partnership Agreement (PPA), which is a legally binding agreement necessary to commence with a water resources project, has officially been approved by the Army Corps of Engineers. The necessary step to advance this project now means that the Long Beach Island […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged top officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to quickly approve approximately $4 million in federal funding for the City of New Rochelle to rebuild the Municipal Marina and Hudson Park beach, which were ravaged during Hurricane Sandy. Schumer explained that New Rochelle officials were originally told by […]

  • 26 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer yesterday announced that the USACE expects to award the contract to dredge the Rochester Harbor next week, and the harbor dredging operations are expected to begin in May 2016. Schumer said that this dredging will enable the harbor to continue serving as a vital passageway for the City of Rochester, which […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Colonel David Caldwell of the Army Corps of Engineers, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and several other officials broke ground yesterday on the Long Beach Island shore protection project. This coastal scheme includes seven miles of protected shoreline, between East Rockaway Inlet and Jones Inlet. Overall, the finished project will […]

  • 29 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday announced that the beach renourishment project at Smith Point County Park is complete. The project is part of the larger New York Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation Study known as FIMP. “After more than 50 years of planning and praying, beach renourishment at Smith Point […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Charles E. Schumer, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have announced their bipartisan legislation to continue to support the restoration of Long Island Sound passed out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, bringing it one step closer to full Senate passage. The legislation now heads to the Senate floor and the […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has announced that the Village of Cobleskill in Schoharie County will receive $2,325,000 in federal funds to make repairs to its water supply system and water treatment plant. Schumer explained that this funding will be allocated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and provide […]

  • 14 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has urged the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to approve the Town of North Hempstead’s grant application for tidal wetland restoration in Hempstead Harbor, Port Washington from the 2015 Long Island Sound Futures Fund. The revitalization of Hempstead Harbor is imperative to strengthening the shoreline and protecting the surrounding community […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand last week introduced legislation that would improve and preserve the overall wellness of the Delaware River watershed. The Delaware River Basin Conservation Act of 2014, cosponsored by Sens. Tom Carper, Chris Coons (both D-Del.), Cory Booker and Robert Menendez (both D-N.J.), and Robert Casey (D-Penn.), strengthens the […]

  • 1 August 2013

    United States Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, after his push, the U.S. Coast Guard will replace the main navigational light tower at the end of the rocky jetty at Jones Inlet that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in a highly expedited fashion. Originally, the Army Corps and Coast Guard hadn’t been slated to […]