Updates

Governor Hochul Announces Major $450 Million “Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs” Inclusive Recovery Package

  • Announcement Coincides with Reopening of International Borders
  • $100 Million in One-Time Payments to Support Hardest-Hit Tourism Workers
  • $100 Million in Grants to Encourage Tourism Employers to Rehire Staff
  • $25 Million to Attract Convention Center and Hotel Events; Additional $25 Million for Global and Domestic Marketing Efforts
  • Commitment to Advance Legislation Expanding Successful Small Business Recovery Program for Businesses Started Just Prior to or During the Pandemic with $200 Million Relief Program
  • Program information, guidelines and the link to the Application Part 1 online screening tool (see How to Apply section): Tourism Return-to-Work Grant Program | Empire State Development (ny.gov)
  • External/Applicant questions should be directed to the program email : TourismReturntoWork@esd.ny.gov
  • Program information, guidelines and the link to the Application Part 1 online screening tool (see How to Apply section): Meet in New York Grant Program | Empire State Development (ny.gov)
  • External/Applicant questions should be directed to the program email: MeetInNewYork@esd.ny.gov

 

Upcoming Events

You’re Invited! – Haverstraw Downtown Revitalization Initiative

When: Thursday March 3, 2022 7 – 9 pm

Where: Haverstraw Center

50 West Broad Street, Haverstraw

  • What’s your vision for downtown Haverstraw?
  • Learn about the Village of Haverstraw’s $10 million grant to revitalize downtown. Share your ideas and learn how to submit a formal project proposal. For more information, visit https://www.haverstraw-dri.com
  • Spanish interpreters will be available
  • Please note: Mask are required (subject to change)

Spanish

  • ¿Cuál es su visión para el downtown de Haverstraw?
  • Aprenda sobre la beca de $10 millones de la Villa de Haverstraw para revitalizar el downtown. Comparta sus ideas y aprenda como someter una propuesta formal de proyecto. Para más información, visite https://www.haverstraw-dri.com
    Atención: se requiere el uso de mascarillas (sujeto a cambios).

 

Broadband News

  • Empire State Broadband Advancing Broadband for New York!
  • Broadband Assessment Program – This survey will be a key tool in directing future funds and better understanding local broadband needs.
  • Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) – We want to increase participation in the federal ACP, which provides a permanent $30/month discount for home broadband or cellular service. A key initiative of ConnectALL is increasing participation in this program.