NY Rising

New York Rising

Community Reconstruction Program

(Formerly known as Community Reconstruction Zones)

Niagara County Communities

Niagara County Communities


Dr. James Klyczek, Co-Chair

President, Niagara County Community College

Samuel M. Ferraro, Co-Chair

Commissioner, Center for Economic Development

John Benoit

Chairman, Niagara USA Chamber

Mark Seider, P.E.

District Engineer, Niagara County Soil and Water Conservation District

Benjamin Bidell, AICP

Senior Planner, Niagara County Department of Economic Development

Kenneth Turner

Chief Operations Officer, American Red Cross of Western NY

Jonathon Schultz

Director, Niagara County Emergency Services

Amy Fisk

Senior Planner, Niagara County Department of Economic Development

Carol Houwaart-Diez

President, United Way of Greater Niagara

Final Plans

The completion of a NY Rising Community Reconstruction Plan is an important step toward rebuilding a more resilient community. Designed and driven by local communities, the plans account for specific needs, opportunities and strategies of cities, towns and villages throughout the State. Each locality is eligible for between $3 million and $25 million of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, as it implements new and innovative strategies that aim to establish a stronger and better future.