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Special Infrastructure Account

Budget Highlights

The FY 2019 Executive Budget includes no new appropriations to the Special Infrastructure Account (SIA). Round two of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative which was enacted in FY 2018 is being moved from SIA to the Department of State.

The recommended reappropriations of $3.8 billion will continue to support the following initiatives:

Broadband Initiative: Expand the availability and capacity of broadband across the State, or development of other telecommunication infrastructure. Also, expand the creation of highspeed networks and promote broadband adoption.

Counter Terrorism and Security Measures: Funds counter-terrorism efforts in New York City including increased security and anti-terror exercises at nine MTA-operated bridges and tunnels and to sustain the increased deployment of National Guard at transportation hubs.

Disaster Prevention and Response: Funding for preparedness and response efforts related to severe weather events, as well as efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to acts of terrorism, other public safety and health emergencies, and natural and man-made disasters.

Economic Development: Funding for the economic development strategy of creating jobs, strengthening and diversifying economies, and generating economic opportunities across the State, including investments in infrastructure.

Poverty Reduction Initiative: This program brings together State and local government, nonprofits, and community groups to design and implement coordinated solutions for addressing poverty.

Health Care/Hospitals: Provides grants to essential health care providers that facilitate mergers, consolidation, acquisition, or other significant corporate restructuring activities to create a financially sustainable system of care.

Homeless Housing: Provide housing opportunities for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Infrastructure Improvements: Funding for infrastructure improvements to support transportation, upstate transit, rail, airport, port, and other projects.

Municipal Restructuring and Consolidation Competition: To initiate the reduction of costs through a competitive process administered by the DOS. It assists and encourages local governments and school districts to implement shared services, cooperation agreements, mergers, and other actions that permanently reduce operational costs and property tax burdens.

Penn Station Access: A new Metro-North link directly into Penn Station to provide enhanced system resiliency, improvement in regional mobility. Also, build four new Metro-North stations in the Bronx.

Southern Tier/Hudson Valley Farm Initiative: Help landowner's in the Southern Tier and Hudson Valley maintain and develop farming, agricultural, and related businesses.

Transformative Economic Development Projects: Includes funds to promote economic development in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Transportation Capital Plan: Provides funding for transportation infrastructure projects across the State.

Thruway Stabilization: Supports both the New NY Bridge project and other transportation infrastructure needs for the rest of the Thruway system.

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
FY 2018
Appropriations
Recommended
FY 2019
Change From
FY 2018
Reappropriations
Recommended
FY 2019
Capital Projects 200,000,000 0 (200,000,000) 3,819,847,000
Total 200,000,000 0 (200,000,000) 3,819,847,000

CAPITAL PROJECTS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Comprehensive Construction Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change Reappropriations
FY 2019
New York State Special Infrastructure Account
Infra Invest Acct - Auth 0 0 0 951,480,000
Infrastructure Investment – Settlement Funds 200,000,000 0 (200,000,000) 2,868,367,000
Total 200,000,000 0 (200,000,000) 3,819,847,000

Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/16/2018

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