J. O'Connell & Associates

Grants Awarded

Village of Lancaster Awarded $201K

January 4, 2019

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Village of Lancaster was awarded $201,215 for transportation improvements to Central Avenue, including upgrading bus stops, installing new bicycle lanes and decorative street lamps.

This funding was secured through the Erie County Community Development Block Grant – Smart Growth Fund.

$2,641,750 IN CONSOLIDATED FUNDING AWARDS

December 18, 2018 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded, Latest News

December 18, 2018

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc.is pleased to announce that through our services grant funding in the amount of $2,641,750 was secured in the 2018 NYS Consolidated Funding Application – Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.

Individual Client Awards:

The Village of Lancaster was awarded $1,248,150 to address needed repairs to a portion of their sanitary sewer system.  These repairs will restore the water quality of Cayuga and Plum Bottom Creeks by eliminating wastewater overflows which occur as a result of wet weather events, which in turn improves the water quality in the Niagara River/ Lake Erie watershed.

The Village of Albion was awarded $600,000 to add disinfection facilities to the existing Water Pollution Control Plant to comply with NYSDEC disinfection requirements.  The Village will implement an ultraviolet system that will ensure that the wastewater discharge into Sandy Creek watershed will be significantly safer for the environment and the community. 

AgriAmerica was awarded $498,600 was awarded to support the purchase of equipment for a revitalized former grape juice factory in Chautauqua County, the largest grape-producing county in New York.  The project will allow the company to manufacture and store different strength juices made from locally grown grapes for distribution to multiple markets.  It will result in job growth in the fruit farming, distribution, construction, and retail sectors.

The Town/Village of East Rochester was awarded $250,000 to acquire and develop 3 acres of undeveloped land into a new park.  Linden Park will feature a lodge that can be rented (40-50 people) with ADA compliant bathrooms and accessibility, and an open pavilion that can hold 60-80 people.

The Town of Macedon was awarded $45,000 to map its Municipal Separate Sewer System (MS4), giving the Town the information needed to improve its Stormwater Management Plan.  Creating a GIS database and map to track illicit discharges and resolve water-quality impairment in a timely fashion will improve water quality.

Village of Lancaster Awarded $2.5 Million

October 12, 2018 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded, Latest News

October 12, 2018

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that with our assistance the Village of Lancaster was one of four WNY communities selected to receive a $2.5 Million DRI/WNY Smart Growth Community Grant. These grants support projects that utilize existing infrastructure to encourage and promote walkable communities and sustainable development.

This funding was secured through the Regional Economic Development Council – WNY Downtown Revitalization Initiative and Smart Growth Community Fund.

Town of Orchard Park Police Department Awarded $176K

September 21, 2018 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded, Latest News

September 21, 2018

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Town of Orchard Park Police Department was awarded $176,875 to purchase ‘Compliant History & Record Management System’ software and hardware upgrades.

This funding was secured through the Bureau of Justice Statistics, NCS-X Implementation Grant.

Henrietta Fire District Awarded $669,182

September 7, 2018 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded, Latest News

September 7, 2018

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Henrietta Fire District was awarded $669,182, which will be paid out over a three year period, to add four career firefighters to their current staff.

This funding was secured through the FEMA SAFER – Hiring of Firefighters Activity Program.

Village of Spring Valley Awarded $91K

September 7, 2018 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded, Latest News

September 7, 2018

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Village of Spring Valley was awarded $91,500 to aid in the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.

This funding was secured through the FEMA – SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response) grant program.

Seymour Library Awarded $75K

August 6, 2018

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Seymour Library, located in Brockport, NY, was awarded $75,301 to renovate two existing spaces at the library, into four study rooms for tutors, small group study and those looking for a quiet space to work.

This funding was secured through the NYS Education Department – Library Construction Grant Program.

Town of Orchard Park Awarded $100K

July 24, 2018

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Town of Orchard Park was awarded $100,575 for renovations to the Town/Village animal shelter to provide a safer, healthier environment for stray dogs.

This funding was secured through the New York State Companion Animal Capital Fund.

Beverly Animal Shelter Awarded $165K

July 12, 2018

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Beverly Animal Shelter was awarded $165,750 to build a new dog kennel with ten indoor/outdoor dog runs.

This funding was secured through the New York State Companion Animal Capital Fund.

Henrietta Fire District Awarded $125K

July 11, 2018

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Henrietta Fire District was awarded $125,000 for facility upgrades to their Dispatch Center.

This funding was secured through the State and Municipal Facilities Program.