Grants announced for Sullivan

FRITZ MAYER
Posted 1/2/19

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The grant awards for the Regional Economic Development Awards (REDA) were announced on December 18. The following are some of the larger grants awarded for projects in …

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SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The grant awards for the Regional Economic Development Awards (REDA) were announced on December 18. The following are some of the larger grants awarded for projects in Sullivan County.

River Main LLC will receive an award of $300,000 for the Main Street Redevelopment Project. According to the REDA booklet, “The project includes the renovation and flood-proofing of two buildings on Main Street in Livingston Manor and connects Main Street to the new Livingston Manor Riverwalk. The buildings will be home to retail and manufacturing operations of Pennsylvania-based Black & Brass Coffee Roasting Co. and to local firm Global Natural Foods. One building will also offer co-working space for entrepreneurial businesses.”

A grant of $594,000 will go to the Roscoe Central School District, which “will work with the Downsville and Livingston Manor School Districts to implement recommendations of a recent shared services study,” according to the REDA booklet. The three current focus areas for shared services will be in special education, facilities operations and maintenance, and data collection and management.

The Sullivan County Department of Public Works will receive a grant of $934,000. The money will be used to alleviate repeated flooding in Kohlertown. The booklet says, “Excessive storm water flow to a tributary of the East Branch of the Callicoon Creek causes flooding of residences, businesses and several roads in the in the area.”

The largest award, for $1 million, will go to The Center for Discovery, which “will develop a new Research Institute for Brain & Body Health, part of a larger investment to transform a vacant property in Rock Hill into a state-of-the-art bio-behavioral and healthcare facility including a Children’s Specialty Hospital and special education school program,” according to the booklet. “Six laboratories will allow for pioneering studies in autism spectrum disorders, medical frailties, Alzheimer’s and dementia, and other chronic, complex conditions.” The institute will be located in the former Pioneer Insurance Building.

A grant of $168,000 will go to the Town of Fallsburg. It will fund the replacement of an undersized culvert with two aluminum culverts to reduce flooding along a tributary to the East Mongaup River in Hurleyville.

The Town of Liberty will receive a grant of $749,500, which will be used for improvements to the water system in White Sulphur Springs.

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