Orange County Receives $44.5 Million in Funds

WHITE PLAINS – Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus announced on Tuesday that three Orange County communities will be the recipients of transformational grant awards through New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) and NY Forward Program. Governor Kathy Hochul made the announcement at Pace University.

The City of Port Jervis will receive a $10 million DRI Grant which will be used for housing, modern infrastructure upgrades and unique adaptive reuse opportunities. The Town of Cornwall and Cornwall on the Hudson will be awarded a combined $4.5 million which will be used for tourism, recreation opportunities and community enhancements that will drive new visitors and economic activity to the area.

The State of New York also announced a $30 million infrastructure investment toward 17Forward86 improvements.

“I congratulate the communities of Port Jervis and Cornwall/Cornwall-on-Hudson for this well-deserved infusion of state grant funds,” Neuhaus said. “At the same time, New York State is long overdue in making good on its investment into the 17Forward86 improvements. The State must continue to provide funding for this important project as Orange County’s economic development continues to grow and attract businesses and visitors alike to this corridor.”

“It has been my privilege to serve on the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council since its inception and I am honored to have played a role in securing transformational investment for Orange County,” said Maureen Halahan, President and CEO of the Orange County Partnership.

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