- Associated Press - Saturday, December 8, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Grants totaling $2.6 million have been awarded to 28 organizations around New York state to support projects that address environmental and health concerns in low-income and minority communities.

The money is from the Department of Environmental Conservation’s environmental justice community impact grant program. Money will be used to clean up vacant lots, create organic urban farms, improve waterways, expand environmental education and promote community-owned solar.

Since the program began in 2006, 145 organizations have received almost $5 million for projects addressing environmental issues in their communities, including research and outreach projects.

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