The village of Greenport in Long Island, New York will receive $4 million in federal stimulus money to offset the cost of a $6.2 million upgrade to its wastewater treatment system, according to a report by The Suffolk Times (

The Times reports $2.3 million of the funding will come to the village as a grant with the remaining $1.7 million as a zero-interest “hardship” loan through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding.

The federal stimulus package designated $432 million in funds to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ( The funding is designed to finance clean water infrastructure projects in communities across the state. Ten projects, including the Greenport treatment facility, are receiving a total of $170 million in the first round of funding.

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