Mayor Hamilton holding the ceremonial check delivered by
Gov. Cuomo (right)
CITY OF HUDSON – “Hudson, we have been given a great gift today,” Mayor Tiffany Hamilton proclaimed after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the city was the winner of a $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant.
The governor made the announcement Tuesday in the recently renovated Hudson Hall in the Hudson Opera House.
Hamilton told invited guests the funds will provide “a golden opportunity” for access and opportunity.
“The opportunity for businesses to grow and push to the next level. Access to jobs, access to healthy food, access to education and vocational training opportunities, access to the river, historic parks and green spaces; a new and improved infrastructure to provide greater, safer access to all the assets throughout the bridge district and beyond,” the mayor said.
The governor also announced that no longer will there be just $10 million grants for each of the 10 regions of the state. There will also be second-place prizes of $5 million, third-place prizes of $2.5 million and fourth-place winners receiving $1 million per region.
Hudson was the winner in the Capital Region.