Local Government Awarded $21M in Grants for Energy Efficiencies

Posted By empire On June 26th, 2020 In Uncategorized

  • Issue: The Great Neck Water Pollution Control District is the oldest sewer treatment facility on Long Island. The District was undergoing a $60 million upgrade in connection with a consolidation of facilities with the Village of Great Neck. Empire was hired to assist in obtaining critical government grants to assist in the projects completion.
Empire recently secured a $12.29 million grant from Empire State Development in behalf of the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District.

Empire’s economic development team led by Anthony Figliola secured over $20M in capital dollars.

Empire worked closely with the client to develop a priority list of key projects and then set out to identify and secure grants critical to the District. The District operates Long Island’s oldest sewer facility.  As the first local government to consolidate operations with another locality after the state passed its consolidation law they implemented state-of-the-art efficiencies.

Great Neck under went a $60M facility upgrade with included a waste-t0-energy program (a first in New York State), solar power and a grease receiving station that takes local restaurant grease and turns it into bio-fuel.  This facility was recognized by the the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation for their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint.


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