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Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Awards

Suffolk County has awarded $20,000 in support of restorations to the historic 1804 Pantigo Windmill in East Hampton Village. The project will open key areas of the windmill for public access.  

The County has also awarded $16,402 in support of pedestrian improvements to the historic arboretum and public park at the heart of Southampton Village, home to the Southampton Arts Center.

The Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Program recognizes that the strength of downtowns and central 
business districts are a key element to the County's economy and quality of life. (Right top: Pantigo Windmill. Right 
bottom: Southampton Arts Center)

Sag Harbor Village Records Management 
The NYS Archives has awarded the Village of Sag Harbor over $60,000 to digitize and microfilm its building department records, allowing for more efficient electronic access and storage. Microfilming is a cost effective strategy for ensuring long term preservation of records. We look forward to working with the Village to advance this important project.

North Haven Village is going digital!
The NYS Archives has awarded the Village of North Haven $41,811 to digitize its building permit records. In addition to scanning and indexing, this project will support microfilming to ensure long term preservation. The new electronic records will be easily accessible via desktop software, increasing staff efficiency and improving public service. The project will enable the Village to destroy the paper records, freeing up much needed office space for other uses.

Maritime Security for Long Island's East End
FEMA has announced a Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) award of $220,000 to the Town of Southampton for a shallow water capable CBRNE patrol and response vessel. The purpose of the FY 2014 PSGP is to competitively award grant funding to support increased port-wide risk management; enhance domain awareness; conduct training and exercises; expand port recovery and resiliency capabilities; further capabilities to prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from attacks involving improvised explosive devices and other non-conventional weapons. 

Sandy Grant for Historic Properties: $456,807 for Tupper Boathouse
Tupper Boathouse
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has awarded $456,807 to the Town of Southampton for the first phase of work required to lift the Tupper Boathouse at Conscience Point 2' above flood elevation. The Town purchased the Colonial Revival style boathouse 10 years ago for use as an educational facility that will interpret the area's maritime history and provide access as a "trailhead" to the Peconic Bay/Conscience Point environmental/scenic and recreational area. See press release (Photo: Boathouse circa 1933, courtesy Richard Tupper)

New Turnout Gear for Jamesport Firefighters
jamesport fd pic
FEMA has awarded the Jamesport Fire District a $25,000 grant to replace old, damaged and obsolete turnout gear. This 2013 Assistance to Firefighters program award will provide for new jackets, pants, boots, helmets, hoods and gloves, all essential safety equipment for the dedicated volunteers who serve the Jamesport community. Congrats to Jamesport on its continued success! This is the fourth award that the district has received through our joint efforts.
 (Photo: Barbaraellen Koch/Riverhead News Review)

Emergency Medical Equipment for Montauk Fire District

courtesy vci ambulance
FEMA has awarded a grant under the 2013 Assistance to Firefighters program of nearly $25,000 to the Montauk Fire District for CPR assist devices. This life saving equipment will provide automated chest compressions to patients in cardiac arrest, supporting high  quality patient care and protecting safety of first responders during transport.

(Photo courtesy VCI Emergency Vehicles)

Downtown Revitalization for Town of Southampton - Hampton Bays

Southampton Town has been awarded $128,519 to fund the initial planning and design of Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays. 

“This is terrific news. The community has long discussed the revitalization potential of a park in downtown Hampton Bays, and with this grant we are able to take meaningful steps towards achieving that goal,” said Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst.

Downtown Revitalization for Town of Southampton - Riverside

The Long Island Regional Economic Development Council has announced that Southampton Town has received funding to support the ongoing Riverside revitalization effort. Funding will support design of a proposed pedestrian bridge connecting the Peconic River waterfronts of the Riverside neighborhood in northern Southampton Town and the Town of Riverhead. The Town will receive $85,875 toward this work.

Funding for Cultural Tourism

Suffolk County has awarded funds to support the third annual Septemberfest, a celebration of art, history and culture in Southampton Village. This shared marketing initiative is intended to increase public awareness of the many artistic, cultural and historic assets in the Village while boosting economic activity during the shoulder seasons. 

Radios for the Babylon Village Fire Department  

FEMA has awarded $55,066 to the Babylon Village Fire Department for portable and mobile radios and other communications equipment. The project will improve coverage within the Department's protection area and increase interoperability with other first responder agencies. The award was made under the FY 2012 Assistance to Firefighters grant program. Press Release

More Safe Routes to School for Southampton Village: $498,374 

The Village of Southampton was awarded its second consecutive Safe Routes to School grant for improvements to pedestrian infrastructure near Southampton Schools. The award was announced in January 2013. This is a federal grant administered by the NYS Department of Transportation.

Sidewalks and other engineering work will be funded under this program. Plans shown at left depict the a new traffic signal planned for the intersection of Hillcrest Avenue and North Sea Road. Traffic calming has long been a concern for Hillcrest residents. (Image courtesy Dunn Engineering)

Historic Preservation for the Thomas Moran Trust: $477,500
The Thomas Moran Trust of East Hampton will stabilize The Studio, built in 1884 and one of the country's earliest National Historic Landmarks. The larger project will result in a complete restoration of the site for reuse as an historic house and museum. The grant funded portion of the project will include stabilization of the foundation, and all floor wall and roof framing will be strengthened throughout. Announced December 2012.

(Image:  Theodore Wores (American, 1859-1939). Thomas Moran's House (East Hampton, Long Island). Oil on board. 9x12 in. Collection of The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY. Gift of Dr. A. Jess Shenson in memory of Ronald G. Pisano. 2001.4)

Village of Sag Harbor Stormwater Improvements: $146,982
NYS has awarded funds to support stormwater infrastructure at Havens Beach - a Village beach open to the public. The Village will retrofit storm water drainage infrastructure that currently delivers untreated storm water runoff director offshore though a drainage ditch that bisects the beach and results in frequent beach closures after heavy rain. $146,982 awarded through the NYS Department of State. Announced December 2012.

Firefighter Recruitment and Retention: $500,000
FEMA has awarded the Battalion 13 of northern  Westchester County, including the Croton Falls Fire District and its neighboring departments, over $500,000 under the 2011-12 SAFER program to support a regional recruitment and retention program to increase the number volunteer firefighters in northern Westchester County, NY.

Lake Agawam (courtesy Peconic Land Trust)
Water quality for Lake Agawam
Suffolk County Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program has provided $140,000 to support stormwater management measures in the Agawam Lake watershed in the Village of Southampton. More
Photo courtesy Peconic Land Trust

Sayville Fire District receives $47,000 for regional emergency preparedness project
Funds awarded under the 2011 Assistance to Firefighters grant program will support an air fill station that will be used to support a multi-district cooperative agreement for filling of air bottles. Safety + economies of scale = a successful AFG grant! 

Winter 2012

Health Workforce Retraining Initiative
NYS funding of $672,000 will support Stony Brook University's Physician Assistant post professional masters program. Physician Assistant is one of the most in-demand jobs in New York's health care sector.

Patchougue Ambulance Company receives $74,914
Funds awarded under the 2011 Assistance to Firefighters grant program will support bloodborne ambulance gear and radio equipment.

FEMA awards $3.6M for Horton Avenue Disaster Relief
The Town of Riverhead will use the funds to purchase homes affected by repeated flooding. The families will be able to move to higher ground and the land will be converted to open space. More

Winter 2011

Safe air supply for Jamesport Fire District

The Jamesport Fire District has been awarded $38,000 for a breathing air supply refilling system. The award was made under the 2010 Assistance to Firefighters program administered by FEMA, and is the third AFG award made to this dedicated group of firefighters since 2007. Story

Success Story:  Health Careers Opportunity Program
The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) is a federally funded program located at Stony Brook University (SBU). HCOP is affiliated with the School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM) in the Health Sciences Center.The goal of HCOP is to provide for a more diverse and competitive applicant pool of under-represented individuals in grades 7 through 12, as well as adults, to pursue careers in the allied health professions. More

Safety Gear for the Fishers Island Fire District

The Fishers Island Fire District has been awarded $83,000 for firefighter training and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus. The award was made under the 2010 Assistance to Firefighters program administered by FEMA. 

Safety Gear for the Hagerman Fire District

The Hagerman Fire District has been awarded $144,750 for Self Contained Breathing Apparatus. The award was made under the 2010 Assistance to Firefighters program administered by FEMAPress release

October 18, 2010

East Marion Fire Department now answering Advanced Life Support Calls FromThe Suffolk Times

September 27, 2010

Local Safe Streets and Traffic Calming

The NYS Department of Transportation has awarded $437,000 to the Village of Southampton for intersection improvements and bicycle lanes that will improve traffic safety and encourage walking and bicycling. This is federal funding under the Local Safe Streets and Traffic Calming program.

September 23, 2010

Local Government Records Management

The NYS Archives has announced awardees for the 2010-2011 Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund.  The Village of Sag Harbor has been awarded $20,922 for a records inventory project.  The Village of East Hampton has been awarded $40,963 for a document conversion and access project.  Both projects will increase efficiency and improve service to the public.

May 12, 2010

Emergency Medical Services 
The East Marion Fire District has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant of $52,000 for Advanced Life Support and other critically needed EMS equipment.

May 10, 2010

Firefighter communications 
North Patchogue Fire District awarded $191,425 Assistance to Firefighters Grant for communications equipment. (Press release)

April 20, 2010

Training for health care workers
The Research Foundation of SUNY Stony Brook has been awarded $516,000 to support a health care workforce training program under the Health Workforce Retraining Initiative, administered by the NYS Department of Health. (Press release)

March 29, 2010

Energy efficiency upgrades
The Village of Sag Harbor has been awarded $20,642 for energy efficiency improvements for nine Village owned buildings.  Projected energy savings will be over $5,000 a year, a benefit to the environment and taxpayers alike.  Recovery Act State Energy Program administered by NYSERDA. (Press release) RDA Announcement

March 2, 2010

The East End is going GREEN!
Village of Southampton, Village of East Hampton, Village of Sag Harbor and Amagansett Fire District awarded a total of over $887,000 for solar and wind projects under the Recovery Act State Energy Program administered by NYSERDA. (NYSERDA Announcement)

February 18, 2010

More firefighter safety
Patchogue Fire District Awarded $196,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant for communications equipment and turnout gear. 

February 5, 2010

Firefighter safety
Medford Fire District Awarded $62,939 under Assistance to Firefighters Grant program focommunications equipment
 (press release)