Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative grant awarded to Elmira


The city of Elmira has been recently selected as one of 16 communities statewide to participate in the empire state poverty reduction initiative. 

The initiative comes with a one million dollar planning and implementation grant and is centered around finding solutions to help strengthen the community. 

The economic opportunity program holding a community cafe at the ernie davis community center in elmira on Tuesday afternoon.

The E.O.P held the gathering to share the 3 point strategy plan with the community.

The over all goal of the initiative is to break the cycle of economic hardship, increase social mobility and revitalize Elmiras target neighborhoods. 

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