Governor Cuomo Announces $200 Million in ‘Bridge NY’ Funding Available to Build Resiliency in New York Communities
New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the availability of $200 million in BRIDGE NY funding for local governments to make their infrastructure more resilient to extreme weather events. The new funding will allow localities to rehabilitate and replace bridges and culverts statewide. It builds upon $500 million previously awarded to 143 local governments since 2016 for the rehabilitation and replacement of 298 bridges and culverts. These strategic infrastructure investments have enhanced the quality of life for residents and businesses in every region of the State and have provided unprecedented support for making New York’s communities more resilient to the impacts of climate change. This initiative supports the goals of New York’s nation-leading Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.
“New York State and communities around the world are increasingly contending with extreme weather events driven by climate change, and it’s vital that we fortify our community infrastructure to be resilient to those changes,” Governor Cuomo said. “This newly-available BRIDGE NY funding provides communities statewide with the technical and financial support necessary to harden locally owned bridges and culverts, which will not only enhance their safety and reliability, but will facilitate regional and global economic competitiveness.”
The BRIDGE NY application is available to all municipalities authorized to receive and administer state and federal transportation funding.