(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — Mayor Richard C. David on Thursday announced $55,000 in capital funding for six local non-profit organizations for facility upgrades and physical building investments.
“Local agencies that provide services to our youth, individuals facing homelessness, seniors and other vulnerable populations deserve quality facilities that will last,” said Mayor David. “These investments will help keep these organizations in operation and upgrade buildings across the City of Binghamton. It’s a new funding program and opportunity, but one the City will continue in future years.”
The awards are:
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Binghamton: $5,000 — Security system, 90 Clinton St.
- Broome County Council of Churches: $5,000 — CHOW warehouse heating system, 3 Otseningo St.
- Volunteers of America: $5,000 — HVAC upgrades, 322 Chenango St.
- SEPP Inc.: $10,000 — Handicap access upgrades, 16 St. John Ave.
- American Civic Association: $15,000 — Handicap access upgrades, 131 Front St.
- Family Enrichment Network: $15,000 — Exterior repairs, 29 Fayette St.
The awards come from the City’s Community Development Block Grant funding.
“The CDBG Funding provided by the City of Binghamton will help SEPP continue to improve Hamilton House Apartments, one of SEPP’s flagship properties,” said SEPP Executive Director John Bernardo. “SEPP truly appreciates partnering with the City on important projects that benefit our elderly community.”
“On behalf of the American Civic Association and the people we serve, I want to take this opportunity to thank our Mayor Richard David and the City of Binghamton CDBG grant committee for nominating the American Civic Association to be the recipient of a needed capital funding grant,” said American Civic Association Executive Director Mayra Garcia. “This funding from the City of Binghamton will help the American Civic Association make critical upgrades to our building to ensure people of all abilities can access our services and other important resources. We’re excited to see a new program offering non-profits assistance in completing important capital projects that might otherwise be cost prohibitive.”
“Family Enrichment Network is excited to be a recipient of capital improvement funding from the City of Binghamton,” said Family Enrichment Network Director of Program Development April Ramsay. “The agency strives to provide quality programming, and the safety of our facilities is a priority. Our 29 Fayette Street site currently houses our Child Care Resource and Referral Department, the Housing and Community Services Department, and two Head Start classrooms and one integrated preschool classroom. Over the past several years, the agency has made a number of improvements to the exterior and interior of our building. Repointing the crumbling mortar joints now before further deterioration occurs will allow us to continue providing a quality environment for our participants.”
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