Grants & Awards

Year GrantedLocationProjectAmount
201895 Remsen StreetRestoration of 95 Remsen Street$631,000
2017787 ImprovementsCohoes Boulevard - 787 improvements$15,000,000
2017Bus Rapid TransitPark and Ontario BRT CDTA bus stop installed.  A second location scheduled for Remsen Street across from Canal Square Park.  New traffic light and crosswalks at Park Avenue and Ontario Street.
2017Canal Square ParkGreen infrastructure improvements including expansion with decompaction of parking lot at 84 Remsen Street$415,000
2017Canal Square ParkNew layout and landscaping for improved usability of the park$500,000
2017Canal Square ParkCanal Square Park$950,000
2017Cayuga StreetUrban Garden - Capital Roots$50,000
2017City HallNew technology to support tracking and addressing vacant buildings (LISC)$100,000
2017CohoesReimbursement for electronic waste disposal$6,000
2017CohoesCohoes Historic Center$125,000
2017Cohoes WideHOME Program - Code Compliance  in owner occupied buildings with up to four (4) units.$450,000
2017Cohoes WideModifying sewage regulators$157,000
2017Columbia StreetColumbia Street Green Infra. - Phase II - sewer separation and green infrastructure$72,000
2017Columbia StreetReplacing culvert$850,000
2017Fire DepartmentPurchase equipment; hoses, cascade system and washer/dryer for cleaning uniforms$100,000
2017Heritage Trail to Remsen StreetBenches for the trail and Remsen Street$8,000
2017Mohawk Hudson Bike PathWayfinding signage and connectivity as well as the demonstration project, Cohoes on the Move$4,200
2017Municipal BuildingsMunicipal lighting improvements, upgrades and purchase of a hybrid electric car for the Meals on Wheels program at the Senior Center$100,000
2017Ontario Street and Delaware AvenueInstallation of a traffic signal$400,000
2017Ontario Street to HowardRemsen Street - Phase II$900,000
2017Remsen Street from Cayuga Street to Howard StreetRemsen Street LED lighting$250,000
2017Remsen Street from Ontario Street to Howard StreetRemsen Street - Phase II$300,000
2017Remsen Street from Ontario Street to Howard StreetRemsen Street - Phase II$464,100
2017Route 787Cohoes Boulevard improvements$15,000,000
2017Van Schaick Pond and Remsen StreetElectric vehicle charging stations available to the public at Van Schaick Pond, Canal Square Park, and Remsen Street and White Street$16,000
2017Veteran's ParkPark improvements (DASNY)$125,000
2016City WideComprehensive Plan$70,000
2016Remsen StreetRemsen Street - Phase I$300,000
2016Visitor CenterDesign and creation of a Canal model for the Visitor Center$62,500
2016Visitor CenterDesign of Visitor Center space$62,000

Cohoes Music HallCohoes Music Hall$30,000

2017 Completed Projects 

Remsen Street phase I from Cayuga St to Ontario Street using a $300,000 CDBG grant from NYSDHCR.

Quiet Zone project, making it possible to eliminate the train horn and improve quality of life.

Middle Vliet Sewer Separation and Water Tank/Filter Bed projects funded by NYSDEC, NYSDOH and NYSEFC respectively.

Comprehensive Plan zoning code update incorporating elements of form-based code through NYSERDA’s Cleaner Greener Community grant, anticipating a March 2018 completion.