Rochester, NY -- Senator Charles Schumer is making two stops in the Rochester area on Tuesday.
He'll be at RIT to announce an additional $4 million in funding included in the new government spending bill for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Schumer says the money will prevent layoffs and fund new equipment. The Senator's office says the NTID is responsible for 1,000 direct and indirect jobs in the region. NTID received a total of $66.2 million in the new spending bill.
Later, Sen. Schumer will visit an Avon company called Worm Power, which composts cow manure then feeds it to earthworms to create a fertilizer that also fights crop disease -- eliminating the need for fungicides. Schumer plans to seek federal grant money to help the company develop new products.