Senator Rachel May Announces Over $21 Million in Funding and Grant Awards for Central New York


Albany, NY – Senator Rachel May (D-Onondaga, Madison, Oneida) is proud to announce the allocation of over $21 million in funding for infrastructure, parks, business development, and our youth.

Over the past several weeks, substantial investments have been announced to benefit Central New York, including:

  • $500,000 allocation to the Syracuse Employment and School Opportunity Network (SEASON) Program benefiting at-risk youth and combating youth violence.
  • $555,905 for Oneida City School District and $6.7 Million for Syracuse City School District for High-Tech Security investments. Investments in high-tech school security support the purchase of new equipment, such as high-resolution digital cameras to enhance districts’ video surveillance capabilities, and other safety technology.
  • $1.2 Million to resurface a portion of Route 80 from Vesper to Route 11/281.
  • $2.6 Million to resurface Route 11A from Route 80 to the Onondaga Nation.
  • $970,000 to resurface Route 13 from Ferndell Rd. to Falls Rd. in Madison County.
  • $5 Million to the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority to expand transit service hours of operations.
  • $280,000 to the City of Syracuse to connect a new on-road bicycle route from Lodi St. to the Empire State Trail.
  • $1.2 Million to the City of Syracuse to rehabilitate the Creekwalk trail crossing over Onondaga Creek.
  • $900,000 to Green Lakes State Park for road and building repairs.
  • $71,100 to the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation in the form of a Professional Development Grant.
  • $1.5 Million Capital Investment through the ReCharge NY program to Manth-Brownell Inc. in Kirkville for investments in low-cost clean power, this investment will support 120 jobs at the facility.

“I am so excited to be able to bring these investments to Central New York,” said Senator May. “Our communities are made stronger by investments from the state and I am thrilled at the recent announcements to support our parks, infrastructure, schools, and businesses.”