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Village awarded $600,000 in grants for Community Development

December 19, 2019

On December 19, 2019, Governor Cuomo announced grant awards for the the 2019 Regional Council Competition. The Village of Perry was awarded a total of $600,000 for two projects to continue community and economic development in the Village.

These two grants will assist the ongoing commitment of the Village Board, local businesses, Village staff, and residents in reinvesting and improving our community. The first grant will allow the Village to install an elevator and secondary egress in the Village Hall. This will provide community use to a large public hall space that has been underutilized for decades. The second grant is a continuation of the New York Main Street revitalization work that downtown Perry has seen. This grant targets several buildings on the south end of Main Street near Memorial Park that have largely stood vacant for decades. Grant money will provide assistance for commercial and residential redevelopment of those properties. The grant awards are $300,000 each.

The Village is excited about this recognition of the continued trust and investment our community has made in revitalizing our identity. We look forward to finalizing these grants and moving forward with these projects. Questions regarding these grants should be directed to the Matthew Jensen, Village Administrator. He can be reached at (585) 237-2216 or by email at mjensen@villageofperry.com.

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Arts Council for Wyoming County, on Main Street
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