Funding for East End Projects

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A handful of key East End initiatives have been identified by the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council as “priority, regionally significant projects” that are now in line to receive state funding, according to an announcement by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.

Applicants include Montauk Inlet Seafood, which could be awarded $300,000 for its ice production, storage and distribution system, and the Peconic Land Trust’s Fisheries Future Fund, which is in line for $1 million for its capital grant program.

Other potential recipients include Southampton Hospital Association, $1.5 million, for the Phillips Family Cancer Center; Town of Southampton, $100,000, for Phase II of Good Ground Park, and North to South Real Estate LLC, $300,000, for the Riverhead-East End Food Market / Production.

The council recommends the projects, and its recommendations typically, but not always, guide state funders.

“I am pleased our Regional Economic Development Council has found value in these important East End projects, and I urge

Empire State Development to allocate state funding for these regionally significant projects,” Mr. Thiele said.

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