Hempstead, NY (January 5, 2021)—Supervisor Don Clavin, along with the Hempstead Town Board, authorized a $30,682.82 relief grant for the Village of Island Park to help reimburse unexpected expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant funding was made possible through the federal CARES Act, which provided the Town of Hempstead with $133 million in funds last year.
“Many thanks to Senator Schumer for his part in securing the extension of last year’s CARES Act funding that made multiple initiatives like this one possible” said Supervisor Clavin. “I also commend the Village of Island Park and its workforce for continuing to serve the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Utilizing federal CARES Act funds, the Town of Hempstead has provided more than $800,000 in relief grants to assist local villages, including an additional $19,926.12 provided to the Village of Island Park in August of last year. The deadline to utilize these funds was extended into 2021.
“As a longtime resident and former chief of the Island Park Fire Department, I know how hard Mayor McGinty and the village have worked throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” added Councilman Anthony D’Esposito. “I am proud to partner with Supervisor Clavin to provide more than $30,000 in grant funding to help the Village of Island Park in its ongoing response during these uncertain times.”
“In an era of a pandemic, it’s of great import that municipalities exercise shared services and intermunicipal cooperation on behalf of the residents of Island Park,” said Island Park Village Mayor Michael McGinty. “I am deeply gratified for the efforts of Supervisor Clavin, Councilman D’Esposito and the Town Board.”
For more information about the Town of Hempstead and its efforts to improve the quality of life for residents and businesses throughout the region, visit https://hempsteadny.gov/.