State Aid Awarded to Local Agencies


The New York State legislature recently passed two resolutions that will provide more than $500,000 in funding appropriations within Suffolk County.

The first resolution involves the Edward Byrne Memorial Grant, which in total awarded $3.6 million across the state for drug, violence and crime control and prevention programs. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office will receive $100,000, the Suffolk County Police Department $100,000, the Southampton Police Department $7,000 and the William Floyd Union Free School District $18,000, according to the resolution.

The second measure appropriates close to $13 million in state aid to assist school districts, public libraries and not-for-profit institutions. In Suffolk County, the East Moriches Union Free School District is set to receive $250,000 and William Floyd Union Free School District $70,000.

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. applauds the new resolutions and hopes that this increase in state aid will help to provide some tax relief for Suffolk taxpayers.

Both resolutions await consideration by the governor.

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