The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, the Patchogue Village Center for the Performing Arts and others are the big winners of Round XI of the Regional Economic Development Council’s Initiative. New York State.
A total of $ 196 million has been provided to support 488 projects aimed at boosting the state’s post-pandemic recovery.
“The toll of the pandemic has touched every corner of the state and every sector of the New York economy, and therefore, we must ensure that our recovery does the same,” Governor Kathy Hochul said in a statement. âAs we come out of the pandemic, we are using the continuing grant process to rebuild New York State better and better. support ready-to-go projects with the potential to accelerate new investments and catalyze the ecoeconomic growth in every community.
The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic will receive $ 1.05 million to create a center for innovation in microscopy to advance research and breakthrough treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, clinical depression and more, while training workers in diagnostic microscopy, visualization and imaging technologies.
Sweet, Sweeter, Sweetest, a manufacturer in Hicksville, will receive $ 700,000 to expand the manufacturing and distribution of candy and food products at its factories. The family-owned and operated manufacturer employs more than 600 people and will create 50 new jobs and invest in new equipment to enable increased production and distribution.
The Patchogue Village Center for the Performing Arts will use $ 500,000 of New York’s Main Street funds to help renovate a multi-purpose space in the downtown Patchogue Theater. The total estimated cost of the project is $ 1.5 million. The project will create a new rehearsal room, dressing rooms and bathrooms, attracting higher quality acts, diverse performances and educational programming. The improvements will expand programming, create new sustainable jobs, attract tourism and reinvigorate the local economy.
The Long Island Science Center, a STEAM learning museum, will use $ 1.12 million to build an iconic regional attraction with a planetarium / conference room, functional agro-tech and energy exhibits, and a MakerSpace “Inventorium” to help build. Long Island’s economy through tourism.
“The COVID pandemic has had a devastating impact on our state, and this is especially true for the businesses and organizations that are the backbone of our economy,” said Hope Knight, acting commissioner of development for the Empire State, in a press release.
âThe regional economic development councils, made up of people who know their own community best, have recommended innovative projects that will help their regions to rebuild and reappear stronger and smarter for the future,â she said. added.
Over 30 Long Island organizations received funding in Round XI. The complete list of laureates is available here.
The request for EDD grant funds remains open and requests are reviewed continuously until funds are exhausted. Applicants with solid, ready-to-go projects that align with state and regional economic development priorities can apply through the .