Last Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo hosted a NY Rising Community Reconstruction program conference in Albany.  At the event, he announced the winners of NY Rising to the Top, a competition established “to foster innovation, encourage collaboration, and promote the development of the best possible Reconstruction Plans.”

Gov. Cuomo said:

“Rebuilding our communities is something that we cannot do from Albany or Washington, rather, we have to do it community by community across the state….Every community felt the storm, but they all felt it differently. The differences, though seemingly minor, can make all the difference in the world. Funding community visions is something that’s never been done before and New York has done it amazingly well, tightening the bonds and fabric of communities across the state and better preparing for the reality of the next severe weather event.”