Elise co-led the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, which provides support for the victims of abuse and improves the process to ensure that our communities have the resources they need to prevent these incredible tragedies.
Elise helped secure over $45,000 in FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grants for the Essex Fire Department to replace damaged or outdated gear. This funding will help ensure that our firefighters have the resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.
Elise announced that the Glens Falls Housing Authority will receive crucial @HUDgov grant funding to provide resources and services to vulnerable youth in the North Country who are facing homelessness. She will continue to advocate for important programs & projects that have a direct impact on our North Country communities, particularly those that benefit at-risk children.
Elise led the push for a cross-border pedestrian and bicycle ferry from Prescott to Ogdensburg. Through working with our Customs and Border Protection and local officials, she was able to secure the necessary approvals for a pilot project for this cross-border bicycle ferry. This project will increase tourism between Canada and the North Country, which will in turn bolster our economy.
I spoke directly with Ajit Pai and asked him to overturn the FCC’s decision to exclude New York from Phase I of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which will allocate $16 billion in funding to expand rural broadband access.
I was proud to deliver nearly $6 million to the Village of Clayton in Water and Waste Disposal Loans and a $1,000,000 grant as part of the USDA Rural Development Funding program. This funding will be used to repair and replace the village’s Wastewater Treatment Facility and Collection System and will assist the village in providing reliable sanitary sewer collection and treatment service to residents.
Our North Country region is steeped in history. I cosponsored important legislation that will protect our National Heritage Areas, which have a proven record of fostering job creation and advancing economic, cultural, historic, environmental, and community development. In addition to job creation, National Heritage Areas generate valuable revenue for local governments and sustain communities through revitalization and heritage tourism.