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$1,148,237 in Consolidated Funding Awards

December 17, 2015 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded, Latest News

December 17, 2015

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services grant funding in the amount of $1,148,237 was secured in the NYS Consolidated Funding Application – Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.

Client Awards:

Town of Urbana was awarded $410,000 for Phase I Redevelopment of Champlin Beach through Empire State Development.

Town of Somerset was awarded a $225,000 Local Government Efficiency Grant through the NYS Department of State.

Buffalo Religious Arts Center was awarded $202,237 for Historic Preservation of Former Church Building through the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.

Village of Lancaster was awarded $100,000 for a Sanitary Sewer Overflow Engineering Study through the DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant Program.

Village of Sloan was awarded $100,000 for a Sanitary Sewer Overflow Engineering Study through the DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant Program.

Village of Brockport was awarded $75,000 for Phase I of the Brockport Rowing and Canal Development Project through the NYS Canal Corporation

Orleans County was awarded a $36,000 Local Government Efficiency Grant through the NYS Department of State.

 

Village of Brockport Awarded $1K

October 16, 2015 by Heather Milone in Latest News

October 16, 2015

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Village of Brockport was awarded $1,000 in support of preserving significant Village of Brockport historic photographs dating from the 19th and 20th Centuries. The collection is housed in the Emily L. Knapp Museum and Library of Local History.

This funding was secured through the Rochester Area Community Foundation.

Buffalo Religious Arts Center Awarded $1K

November 14, 2014 by Heather Milone in Latest News

November 14, 2014

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Buffalo Religious Arts Center was awarded $1,000 in operating support from the Give for Greatness and Lawyers for the Arts Programs.

This funding was secured through the Arts Services Initiative of WNY, Inc.

Village of Lancaster Awarded $323K

February 10, 2014 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded, Latest News

February 10, 2014

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Village of Lancaster was awarded $323,700 for their West Main Street Reconstruction Project.  The work done as part of this Project will be in accordance with the ‘Village’s Revitalization Strategy’ and will allow the Village to rebuild and recreate their critical business district while also reclaiming and preserving historically important buildings.  Funding will provide improved walkability, new amenities, and a new streetscape that will reflect Lancaster’s historic character and bring people into the Village for work, shopping and recreation.

This award is the first from Erie County’s Smart Growth Fund, a key initiative included in County Executive Mark Poloncarz’s Initiatives for a Smart Economy and which advances Smart Growth principles by concentrating development, preserving and reviving main streets and historic districts, and reinvesting in established areas.

Buffalo Religious Arts Center Awarded $3K

January 3, 2014 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded

January 3, 2014

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Buffalo Religious Arts Center was awarded $3,750 to help with their Informational Book Project.  Much of the art and iconography that the Buffalo Religious Arts Center seeks to preserve is tied to the story of immigrants that came to the Buffalo area with a rich heritage of traditions from their own backgrounds.

This funding was secured through the M&T Charitable Foundation.

$365,776 Awarded in NYS Consolidated Funding Applications

December 11, 2013 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded, Latest News

December 11, 2013

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services grant funding in the amount of $365,776 was secured in the third round of the in NYS Consolidated Funding Application – Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.

 Awards through the services of J. O’Connell & Associates include:

The Village of Brockport was awarded $200,000 for a Main Street Revitalization Project to assist the owners of mixed-use buildings to complete renovations.  The proposed projects include restoration of weathered, crumbling facades; new roofs, windows, doors, and awnings; and residential improvements. Streetscape improvements will include the placement of attractive Victorian-style cast iron trash receptacles.

This funding was secured through New York State Office of Community Renewal – New York Main Street Program.

 

The Village of Lancaster was awarded $100,000 to implement the Downtown Lancaster Revitalization Program (DLRP), a façade, building renovation, and streetscape enhancement program in the Village’s Historic Preservation District.  Proposed projects in this program involve critical repairs necessary to sustain these historic structures and prevent them from deteriorating further, including: new roofs, brick work, window restoration, painting, signage and façade improvements.                               

This funding was secured through New York State Office of Community Renewal – New York Main Street Program.

 

The Village of Holley was awarded $65,776 for the Holley Canal Park Improvement Project.  Canal Park is a 48-acre municipal park established in 2001 which is heavily used by residents, boaters, bicyclists, and visitors to Holley’s annual events.  Project activities include improvements to the gazebo, pavilions, stone paths, as well as tree planting, installation of grills and picnic tables, fire pits, and purchase of equipment to maintain Canal Park. 

This funding was secured through the New York State Canal Corporation.

Seymour Library Awarded $119K

September 19, 2013 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded

September 19, 2013

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Seymour Library, located in Brockport, NY,was awarded $119,139 for the construction of a new and expanded Local History Room.  This will allow the library adequate space to display items relating to the local history of the Rochester Area, provide community access to local history resources, and allow for greater storage space of historical documents and artifacts depicting Monroe County’s rich history.

This funding was secured through the New York State Education Department – Public Library Construction Program.

Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, Inc. Awarded $25K

February 1, 2013 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded

February 1, 2013

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, Inc. was awarded $25,000 toward restoration of two entryway canopies located at the historic Buffalo Central Terminal.  Disrepair of the canopies poses a safety hazard for patrons, tourists and volunteers and requires immediate rehabilitation to prevent total loss of the canopies. 

This funding was secured through the M&T Bank Charitable Foundation.

Hull House Foundation Awarded $2.5K

January 25, 2013 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded

January 25, 2013

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services The Hull House Foundation was awarded $2,500 to continue archaeological excavation of the Domestic Core of the Hull Family Home.  Findings will be used to add to the information about the Home’s interior and its inhabitants and to interpret and design the immediate exterior grounds surrounding the Home.

This funding was secured through the Baird Foundation.

Hull House Foundation Awarded $1K

January 25, 2013 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded

January 25, 2013

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services The Hull House Foundation was awarded $1,000 in operational support.  The Hull House Foundation continues to work toward restoration and development of the 25-acre historic site into a living museum and working farmstead.  Whether using local performing artists to recreate daily life at the Hull House in the early 1800s engaged in chores, games, crafts, trades, cooking, and sewing; or individuals who come from across the country to participate in the Revolutionary War Weekend, Hull House makes history come alive.

This funding was secured through the Give 4 Greatness Fund.