Assistance is coming to small, rural, and disadvantaged communities in New York, as Gov. Hochul announced the launch of outreach events to connect the communities with necessary resources for water infrastructure improvements. Under the initiative, Community Assistance Teams were created and will be made available to provide consultations and support from planning, funding application, and until the completion of the project.

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“Too many critical water systems have been neglected to a state of disrepair because communities don’t have the staffing, resources, or expertise to undertake these vital projects, but that stops today. With the $500 million allocated for clean water infrastructure in this year’s executive budget, my administration will continue to remove barriers preventing communities from getting the financial assistance they need to be able to access clean water for generations to come,” Hochul said.