Maloney To Host Fourth Annual Grants Workshop for Hudson Valley Fire Departments
Newburgh, NY - On Monday, August 29th beginning at 11:00 AM, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will host a free grants workshop for Hudson Valley fire departments. The workshop will provide resources and assistance to help fire departments secure federal funding to hire additional firefighters, and purchase new equipment or replace outdated life-saving equipment. Previous attendees have successfully applied for federal funding. The workshop will take place in the great room of Kaplan Hall on the Campus of SUNY Orange in Newburgh.
“The men and women of our Hudson Valley fire departments risk life and limb on a daily basis to keep our families safe, and we owe it to them to ensure they have the resources they need to do their jobs safely,” said Rep. Maloney. “I want to get things done for our local communities and it’s been my honor to work alongside so many firefighters to secure key federal investments that help protect our families and businesses. I look forward to providing assistance at our grants workshop and will continue doing everything in my power to help our local first responders secure the resources they need to stay safe and keep saving lives.”
Rep. Maloney has a track record of getting things done for local fire departments. Since joining Congress in January 2013, Rep. Maloney has secured a total of $9,084,511 for Hudson Valley fire departments, including over $4,710,216 for Newburgh and nearly $1 million for Poughkeepsie. He also worked alongside the Newburgh Fire Department to secure public and private funding to purchase a state of the art fire boat, which will protect 70 nautical miles of the Hudson River. In addition to his efforts to secure funding for local fire departments, Rep. Maloney was also a proud cosponsor of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, which extended an existing program to help first responders who were injured during their service on 9/11.