ALBANY (AP) - The federal government is providing $4.2 million in grants to 15 communities in New York state to spur job growth and build affordable houses.
The funded projects include a senior center in Willsboro, initiated by Saranac Lake native Eli Schwarzberg, in the former Willsboro High School.
The government grants announced by the state are expected to attract nearly $64 million in private-sector investment.
The grants include $585,000 to regional programs in Albany and Niagara counties and in Sullivan County's Port Jervis. The money will be used to help new companies prosper.
The grants will help fund other projects, including an Owens Corning Insulating System plant in Albany County, the Hudson Valley Creamery in Columbia County, an adult home in Oswego and the expansion of the Howe Caverns tourist attraction in Schoharie County.