City of Geneva Receives Funds for Four Projects Through CFA
Last week, the Governor announced four projects that were awarded that directly impact Geneva. The City of Geneva’s Microenterprise Assistance Program (MAP) received $200,000; The Dove Block Redevelopment was awarded $500,000; a wastewater collection system inflow and infiltration study was awarded for $30,000; and the HWS Downtown Center for Entrepreneurship was awarded $250,000.
The 200k from the New York State (NYS) Community Development Block Grant Program will allow for the sixth round of MAP grants for local businesses to apply for starting or expanding their businesses. These funds will help us to continue to strive to meet our comprehensive plan’s value of having a strong economy by supporting entrepreneurs in the city.
“Entrepreneurs in the City of Geneva continue to demonstrate a high capacity to be successful with the assistance of MAP funds coupled with guidance from the City’s small business consultant and their own ingenuity and creativity,” stated Sage Gerling, Director of Neighborhood Initiatives. All small business owners and entrepreneurs are encouraged to contact the Office of Neighborhood Initiatives to schedule time with our small business consultant for mentorship opportunities and preparation for the MAP application process.
The Dove Block Redevelopment funds granted through the New York Main Street Anchor program will be used to assist in the renovation of the Dove Block at 459 Exchange Street. This project’s new funds will help even further the work of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The City of Geneva’s Comprehensive Plan focuses on the Castle Street Residential Corridor. This building will be an anchor for this intersection and people coming into the City from Routes 5 & 20 and is a wonderful opportunity to strengthen this gateway into the city and to our lakefront.
In addition, the NYS DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning grant will complete an engineering report to assess the current state of repair of the most critical sewer segments and will allow the city to prioritize the needed inflow and infiltration repair spending. Also, Hobart and William Smith Colleges will make critical infrastructure improvements at the Colleges’ new Downtown Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at 22 Castle Street.
For more information, please contact Sage Gerling, Director of Office of Neighborhood Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-828-6585.