ALBANY — New York's Department of State is giving $4 million in grants to 68 local governments to study and implement projects to streamline operations and save taxpayer dollars.
The Local Government Efficiency grants will be distributed across 18 projects that localities are collaborating on.
This round of grants will fund seven water projects, including the transfer of management services to county systems in Erie, Orange and Columbia counties.
Also, four schools will be assessing reorganization, including Elmira and Horseheads, and Seneca Falls and Waterloo.
Other projects involve fuel facilities, wastewater treatment, communications, fire services and redevelopment