This morning, the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. awarded $17 million in community grants to a wide range of non-profit organizations. The 9/11 recovery funds will support groups throughout Lower Manhattan, but quite a few Lower East Side non-profits received LMDC money. We’ll have details later today on some of the specific grants. Click here for the complete list.
UPDATE 1:47 p.m.
Here’s a statement on the LMDC grants just released by State Senator Daniel Squadron:
Our downtown community and cultural organizations are critical to Lower Manhattan’s continued rebuilding. I’m so pleased that these non-profits, including a number I supported, were recognized for their outstanding work serving and revitalizing Lower Manhattan. Their contributions are as integral as the headline projects that are reviving and transforming our community. This funding will allow that work to continue for years to come. I will also continue to work with Senator Schumer and the community boards to fight for the redevelopment funds necessary to compete the East River Waterfront park, including the redevelopment of Pier 42. This funding is critical to the continued revitalization of Lower Manhattan, providing more open, green space to the Lower East Side and Chinatown, bringing new life to New York’s harbor, and creating a unified Harbor Park – a central park for the center of New York City.