AuSABLE FORKS - Community members of Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties are encouraged to attend a public meeting on Wednesday, July 9 to learn about the Final Tri-County NY Rising Community Reconstruction Plan, proposed projects and the state-sponsored New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program.
The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Town of Jay Community Center, 11 School Lane, AuSable Forks.
The New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program is one of several Storm Recovery Initiatives and was established to provide additional rebuilding and revitalization assistance to Communities severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The State has established the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program to facilitate community redevelopment and resiliency planning. For additional information, please visit stormrecovery.ny.gov/community-reconstruction-program.
This Small Business Development Program, which is a partnership between SUNY and the New York and United States Small Business Association, is offering grants, loans and mentorship assistance to any business affected by any of the previously listed storms. Qualifying businesses may be eligible for up to $100,000 depending on the category they fall within. Category descriptions will be explained at the meeting.
Town of Jay Supervisor Randall T. Douglas state, "The Town of Jay is very happy to host this informational program in the hopes of meeting the needs of some of our small businesses. We are thankful to NYS Governor Cuomo for giving us the opportunity to rejuvenate some of our local storm affected businesses. I strongly urge business owners to attend this program and begin the application process." Scott McDonald, CRP Co-Chair for Jay/Keene (NY Rising Program) added "I'm very grateful to Governor Cuomo for initiating this program to assist local businesses so negatively affected by Hurricane Irene. We are confident that the Small Business Storm Recovery Program will provide the assistance they need to move toward full recovery."