WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Nick Langworthy (NY-23) recently announced two federal grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning & Development Board, totaling $100,000.
“I’m proud to announce two grants for the development of the Southern Tier through the Appalachian Regional Commission,” said Rep. Langworthy. “This investment will provide new opportunities for growth, job creation, and sustainable development, securing the financial future of our region. I look forward to my continued partnership with the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning & Development Board to make our community a better place to work and live.”
The Southern Tier Central Regional Planning & Development Board will receive a grant for $60,000 toward the West Water Street Site Predevelopment Work project to enhance the development readiness of a prime industrial site and the prospects for economic growth within the community of Painted Post.
The second grant, in the amount of $40,000, will provide Land Use Leadership Alliance (LULA) training to local leaders from Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben Counties concerning best practices for land use, sustainable development, and implementation of goals to support the Seneca-Keuka Watershed Nine Element Plan.
The Appalachian Regional Commission is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 423 counties across the Appalachian region. ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest in building community capacity, strengthening economic growth in Appalachia, and helping the region achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation.