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Oct 12, 2015

$15,000 to Rochester Prep High School

The KeyBank Foundation recently announced a grant of $15,000 to Rochester Prep High School, which will help the school prepare students for thriving futures. Rochester Prep High School, part of the Uncommon Schools charter school network, is dedicated to readying their high school students for graduation, college and fulfilling careers and lives. The KeyBank grant […]

Sep 22, 2015

Rochester awarded $600,000 grant for police body cameras

ROCHESTER (AP) — The city of Rochester has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to purchase body cameras for its police department. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Monday that the funding comes from the federal agency’s Office of Justice Programs as part of an effort to expand the use of […]

Sep 8, 2015

Grant goes to end violence against women with disabilities

On the eve of the 21st anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-NY, announced $425,000 for Willow Domestic Violence Center, formerly known as Alternatives For Battered Women. The grant will be used for training and services to end violence against women with disabilities. Slaughter was an original author of the Violence […]

Aug 11, 2014

Veterans Outreach receiving $1 million-plus

A federal grant of slightly more than $1 million is being awarded to the Rochester Veterans Outreach Center to help local veterans with housing stability, prevent homelessness and provide mental health care and other vital services. The grant, through the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families program, was announced Monday by Rep. […]

Jun 25, 2014

NeighborWorks Rochester receives grant

Rochester neighborhoods received a boost recently when M&T Bank awarded NeighborWorks Rochester a $5,000 grant in support of homeownership education. NeighborWorks Rochester helped create 152 new homeowners last year through its NeighborWorks America certified homeownership education classes, representing more than $9 million in mortgages being invested back into Rochester neighborhoods. Twent[...]

May 30, 2014

City aided in brownfield cleanup efforts

The city of Rochester has received a $200,000 grant to support its efforts to investigate, clean up and revitalize brownfield sites. The grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency will be used for environmental site assessments of key brownfield sites located within Brownfield Opportunity Areas in the city. Four such areas, totaling 1,867 acres, […]

Apr 24, 2014

ABC receives $6 million grant

A $6.5 million federal grant for Action For A Better Community, a Rochester community-based agency, has been announced by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Funding will support the Early Learning and Head Start programs which provide comprehensive child development programs for children from birth to age 5, pregnant women and families. The programs are child-focused and […]

Apr 24, 2014

Waterloo gets grant for clean water system

A $185,000 grant and $915,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been approved for the town of Waterloo in Seneca County. Funding, as announced Wednesday by Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, will be used to create a water system that provides access to clean drinking water for residents who currently extract […]

Mar 31, 2014

U of R gets grant to study allergies, infectious diseases

A National Institutes of Health grant of nearly $3 million has been awarded to the University of Rochester to study allergies and infectious diseases, specifically influenza. “The University of Rochester does amazing research on infectious diseases and I’m glad they have been selected by National Institutes of Health to continue this critical work on combating […]

Mar 14, 2014

UR receives HIV prevention grant

A $1.1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is being awarded to the University of Rochester to research HIV prevention in minority communities. It is part of the first round of funding for the university from the CDC for a new, five-year HIV prevention funding program for health departments designed to […]

Jan 22, 2014

Brighton gets funds for trail project

The town of Brighton has been awarded a $1.3 million grant for the development of the Highland Crossing Trail, in collaboration with the city of Rochester. This grant is part of a statewide award of approximately $67 million for 63 bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use transportation enhancement projects that will encourage tourism, sustainability and economic development […]

Jul 11, 2013

Veterans Outreach Center awarded $1 million grant

A grant of more than $1 million has been awarded for Rochester’s Veterans Outreach Center, through the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program. The money will assist local veterans with housing stability, prevent veterans’ homelessness, and provide mental health care and other vital services. Rep. Louise Slaughter of Fairport, who announced […]

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