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Cuomo addresses aid program in Cobleskill


ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York State has seen its fair share of devastating flooding, and on Tuesday Governor Cuomo stopped at SUNY Cobleskill to discuss a program that can help bring aid communities who need it most.

The program is called New York Rising and it was first introduced back in July.     

The program empowers local governments to design their own flood rebuilding projects which are then submitted to the government in hopes of securing federal grants to fund them.

There is up to $12 million in eligible funds for the areas hardest hit by recent storms.

There is no hard set date on when the funds will be given out, but the planning process is expected to take somewhere from 8 months to a year.

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