LITTLE FALLS- The City of Little Falls was awarded a State and Municipal Facilities Program Grant from the state of New York. This grant, in the amount of $470,000, will be used to improve infrastructure, specifically in the area of drainage, pipes, culverts, etc.

Mayor Mark Blask stated, “This grant is coming at exactly the right time. As with many communities in upstate New York, Little Falls has an aging infrastructure that needs attention. We are constantly chasing these non-matching grants so we can lessen the pain associated with spending large amounts of money on infrastructure maintenance. Every dollar we receive in a grant is one less dollar the taxpayers of Little Falls have to spend.”

This is a non-matching grant that was applied for in May, 2017.

Senator James L. Seward said, “In recent years, the Mohawk Valley has experienced a noticeable uptick in the number and severity of storms and associated flooding.  As infrastructure repairs are made, it is imperative that we rebuild smarter to shore up our communities in the event of future storm events.  These state dollars will help prepare Little Falls without placing a long-term burden on taxpayers.”

Little Falls will begin work starting this fall.

Mayor Blask went on to state, “As a small city we appreciate the time and effort others have spent helping us. Thank you to Governor Cuomo and his staff as well as Senator Jim Seward who has been a long-time advocate for the people of Little Falls.