(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- Fifteen communities across New York State are set to benefit from $3.45 million in grants through the Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) program, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.
"Turning brownfields into vibrant sites that attract investment and create jobs is another step in our mission to rebuild the economy of New York State," Cuomo said in a statement.
Brownfields are defined as dormant properties that have been contaminated and turned into "economic and environmental drains on localities," according to a release from the governor's office. The grant money will be used to help with the redevelopment of such properties.
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