June 19, 2024
Contact: Norabelle Greenberger, Labella Associates, 518-824-1933,

Village of Scotia Pursuing NY Forward Funds
First Public Meeting
Scotia, NY

The Village of Scotia is seeking $4.5 million in funding from the NYS NY
Forward (NYF), a program specifically designed to transform the State’s smaller
communities into vibrant activity centers that offer a high quality of life and
catalyze sustainable economic development bringing residential, social, and
environmental benefits.
The Village of Scotia has been laying the groundwork to revitalize its Mohawk
Avenue corridor for years. Envision Scotia was completed this spring with robust
public input. The plan identified a vision for the Village and projects key to
accomplishing that vision. The plan builds on planning projects that focused on
Mohawk Avenue streetscape enhancements and successful grants that are being
used to construct park, trail, building, and infrastructure improvements.
The NYS NYF Program can fund both public and private projects. The Village
wants input from the public, stakeholders, and the investment community to create
a competitive and compelling application. At the Village Board’s scheduled Work
Session on Tuesday July 2nd at 6 PM representatives from the consulting firm
assisting with the application will be on-hand to provide an overview of the
funding program and application process, discuss priority projects identified in the
Envision Scotia planning process, and here from you about what you would like to
see funded.
Do you have a project that you want to propose? How should public dollars be
invested to transform the area? Please attend the meeting and share your input.
For more information on the Envision Scotia downtown revitalization initiative,
visit the website at www.envisionscotia.com.