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. NOTE: The NY Rising Community Reconstruction plans referenced on these pages are comprehensive planning documents created by and for the affected communities. For this reason, the documents describe projects that were discussed; however, not all of these were selected by the community as priorities to be funded.
Co-Chair. Dr. Baust holds appointments as the UNESCO Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Director of the Institute of Biomedical Technology at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is a 26 year resident of Tioga County with extensive business interests in the community, including Pumpelly Estate Events Ctr., owner-operator of one of the region’s largest agricultural enterprises (Raish Hill Farms) and advisor to CPSI Biotech in Owego, NY.