Funds to be dispersed among several community programs throughout the City
TROY, N.Y. (Oct. 18, 2022) –The City of Troy will be presenting a $90,000 check to several youth
and community programs. Funds will be evenly distributed among 9 separate organizations which will
utilize the funding to secure new equipment and help assist with capital expenses.
“It’s exhilarating to know that these funds will have a direct and positive impact on how organizations
are able to support children in our community,” said Troy Mayor Patrick Madden. “These
organizations do so much for the kids throughout our community. It is crucial that we invest in these
programs so that they can continue to provide our children with safe, healthy, and fun activities year-
Organizations receiving funding include Burgh Youth Basketball, Central Little League, Lansingburgh
Little League, Lansingburgh Travel Softball and Baseball, South Troy Pop Warner, Spring Youth
Baseball, Troy Look, Troy Patriots Pop Warner, and Troy Youth Services CYO. Each organization will
receive $10,000 to put toward facility maintenance, upkeep, and trainings and necessary equipment
updates to their baseball, softball, basketball, or pop warner programs.
“The youth organizations appreciate the city for making this grant available to them,” said Scott
O’Hara vice president of Troy CYO. “It has been difficult for all organizations during the pandemic
and the increased costs coming out of that situation. This grant will allow the organizations to perform
needed maintenance on their facilities and fields along with some new training tools for the
“Our youth organizations are critical to our City’s present and future generations. I’m thankful that
federal and state leaders are recognizing that local municipalities desperately need funding to support
initiatives like youth services,” said Troy City Council President Carmella Mantello. “The ARPA
funding the City Council approved for our City’s youth programs last year is another step toward
getting kids off the streets and I look forward to continuing to partner with these incredible folks.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic drastically impacted these organizations and the services they are able to
provide. Kids need fun outlets throughout the year, and that is exactly what these organizations
provide our community,” said Council Majority Leader Sue Steele. “That is why I’m very proud to
extend ARPA funding to youth service programs throughout the city.”
This additional funding for Troy youth programs will be provided by the City of Troy’s American
Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) initiative, The Troy Now Initiative. Troy Now investments will support
significant investments in revitalizing the city’s parks and recreational infrastructure, business, and
workforce development efforts, increasing home ownership, expanding youth programming, fostering
tourism, and invigorating public art projects.
For more information, visit www.troynow.org.