Assemblyman Rob Walker (R, C, I, WF - Hicksville) welcomed news that Long Island and Nassau County would be receiving Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) totaling $24.5 million. Of that money, over $7 million will be channeled into the 15th Assembly District for much needed improvements.
"These grants are particularly important during these tough economic times and I am glad to see there is still an effort to improve local municipalities," said Walker. "For many years the people of Nassau County and the 15th Assembly District have been paying more than their fair share of taxes, so I am proud to say that we are starting to receive a more equitable share back from the state. I will continue to look for other economic recovery funds for additional transportation and infrastructure projects."
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants can be used for building retrofits, transportation efficiency, and material conservation programs including recycling and source reduction and renewable energy projects for government buildings, among other uses. Among the grants coming into the 15th district are; $4,577,700 to the Town of Hempstead, $892,100 to the Town of North Hempstead and $2,217,000 to the Town of Oyster Bay in addition to $3,723,100 to Nassau County.