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Bar foundation grants $300K for programs

ALBANY — The charitable arm of the New York Bar Association is making a $300,000 grant to fund a program that helps disabled veterans start businesses and another that supports research in technology, innovation and competition law. The New York ...

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Free wellness services for chemo patients

A $3,000 Excellus BlueCross BlueShield grant is helping Cancer Wellness Connections offer more free services to local patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments. More patients will get free health and wellness services — such as yoga, manicures, personal training, Reiki therapy, crafts ...

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Officials: $37M will upgrade electricity grid

ALBANY — New York officials say a $37 million grant from the federal Department of Energy will help upgrade the state’s electricity grid. The money will help fund a $75 million “smart grid” initiative to improve the efficiency of New ...

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UR getting $1.9 million for high-tech jobs

The University of Rochester is set to receive $1.9 million in federal investment from the Economic Development Administration and four other participating agencies to help develop the Rochester Regional Optics, Photonics and Imaging Accelerator program. The program will leverage regional strengths ...

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CCCS of Rochester gets $46K

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester was awarded $46,000 as part of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Homeowner Protection Program in an effort to provide counseling services to those in danger of foreclosure. Earlier this year, New York, along with 48 ...

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Justice grant to research violent crime

The city of Rochester will receive a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice Smart Policing Initiative Program. The money will leverage research capabilities at Rochester Institute of Technology with data from the Rochester Police Department in pilot program linking ...

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Rochester getting justice grant

A federal grant of $207,121 is being awarded to the city of Rochester to fund its Person and Family Victims Services program. The program works with victims to ensure they have access to resources and services, while guiding them through ...

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Sodus receives funding to improve water service

The town of Sodus is set to receive a $1.3 million Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer said Monday that USDA Rural Development has approved a ...

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Legal Assistance attorney receives bar grant

Monroe County Legal Assistance Center attorney Michelle DeMareo is one of four public service attorneys selected by the New York State Bar Association to receive grants to help repay law school loans. The award was presented to the recipients on ...

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Nature Conservancy obtains Sodus Bay land

The Nature Conservancy announced the acquisition of over 500 acres of land on Sodus Bay last week, thanks to a $1 million grant from the North American Wetland Conservation Act and $200,000 in donations from individual and corporate conservationists. The ...

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