Mayor Madden Announces Recipients of CARES Act Funds to Assist Local Families, Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Mayor Madden Announces Recipients of CARES Act Funds to Assist Local Families, Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

For Immediate Release
October 22, 2020

Mayor Madden Announces Recipients of CARES Act Funds to Assist Local Families, Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the recipients of CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act funding for administration of various community and business assistance programs to help those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

39 local organizations and businesses were selected to receive a portion of federal funds under the first round distribution of the CARES Act. Funds are authorized for development of youth programs & day camps, support for food pantries & programs that service the Troy community, and help businesses adapt to coronavirus health guidelines.

The following organizations and businesses have been awarded COVID stimulus funds:

  • The Ale House
  • Angela’s Bridal
  • Ark Inc.
  • ARC of Rensselaer County
  • Artcentric Marketplace
  • The Arts Center of the Capital Region
  • Beaches Sabre Club
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the Capital Area
  • B-Rads Bistro
  • Café Deli-icious
  • Collar City Hard Pressed
  • Downtown Troy Business Improvement District
  • Ekologic
  • Enigmatic Escapes
  • Feeding Troy
  • The Hangar
  • Hope 7 Community Center
  • The Juice Factory
  • Koni’s on Broadway
  • Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club
  • Mt. Ida Food Pantry
  • Paradox Arts (Pause Gallery)
  • Rare Form Brewing Company
  • REACT, Inc. Food Pantry
  • Salvation Army
  • Sanctuary for Independent Media
  • Sawtooth Jewelry
  • Schmaltz Brewing
  • Sunhee’s Farm & Kitchen
  • TAP, Inc.
  • Tech Valley Center of Gravity
  • Team HERO
  • T&J Soap
  • Troy CYO
  • Troy Music Academy
  • Troy Waterfront Farmers Market
  • Truly Rhe
  • The Whistling Kettle
  • YWCA of the Greater Capital Region

Mayor Madden said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the day-to-day lives of families, governments, and businesses, significantly harming the local and regional economy. Distribution of important CARES Act funds will help bolster our efforts to meet the needs of Troy families, neighborhoods, and businesses most impacted by the pandemic. We’re pleased to assist these community partners and businesses respond and adapt to challenges created by coronavirus, and look forward to implementation of essential programs in our City.”

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $1,076,079.00 in CDBG-COVD 19 (Community Development Block Grant) funds, and $539,890 in ESG (Emergency Solutions Grant) funding. Both programs are administered through the CARES Act.

To date, the City has awarded $285,000 for business assistance, $181,048 to youth programs, and $30,000 to food pantry/meal distribution programs. Funding has supported installation of new HEPA air filtration systems, technology upgrades, remote learning facilities, rent/mortgage/insurance/utility assistance, and purchase of PPE supplies, salaries, and youth programing equipment.

“Thank you to the City’s Housing and Community Development staff—including Carolin Skriptshak, Charles Doyle, and Christine Hillary—responsible for overseeing distribution of these critical funds to community partners and businesses,” added Mayor Madden. “This coordinated effort with our federal partners ensured the rapid deployment of additional CDBG funds to help our community adjust to challenges created by coronavirus.”

For more information on the CARES Act, visit


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