The Village of Montgomery was awarded $4.5 million in funding as one the Mid-Hudson region’s winners of the second round of New York Forward (NY Forward).

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Launched in 2022, New York State's NY Forward program builds on the success of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) program. NY Forward focuses on invigorating and revitalizing the downtowns in smaller and rural communities—villages, hamlets, and other small, neighborhood-scale municipal centers. The State has allocated $100 million for the second round of NY Forward. Each of the State's ten Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs) selected two communities per region to receive $4.5 million, bringing the total amount of funding allocated for all rounds of DRI and NY Forward to $1 billion.

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The governor also announced two $4.5 million New York Forward awards to the villages of Highland Falls and Montgomery.

Much of Highland Falls was decimated last summer when heavy rains caused massive flooding causing heavy damage to homes and other buildings and washed out roads and other infrastructure.

The Village of Montgomery has stood the test of time as a municipality that has kept its small-town culture.

Orange County Partnership President Maureen Halahan called the grants to the two villages “a wonderful victory” for Highland Falls and Montgomery.

Great Race visits Village of Montgomery