Tuesday, January 17, 2022

Welcome to Assemblyman Matt Simpson’s (R,C,I-Horicon) Weekly Newsletter. Here you will get a weekly update on what the assemblyman has been up to in the community and in Albany.  

Session Begins

We have officially begun the 2023 Legislative Session! I am thankful and excited to be back with my colleagues and will work hard once again for residents of the 114th Assembly District!  

School Meals

Last week I met with many representatives from Hunger Solutions New York, Corinth Central School District, Salem Central School, and PRIDE of Ticonderoga to discuss food insecurity and healthier school lunch options. I am proud to stand by students of the 114th District as I fight for access to free and healthy school meals throughout their daily educational experience to help reduce the burden on struggling families.  

Granville Cub Scouts

It was a pleasure to join the Granville Cub Scouts-Pack 6044 and Boy Scout Troop 44 this past week! I was invited by both groups to speak about my personal experience as a representative in government and how my path led me to this position. Keep up the hard work boys!  

Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games
This past weekend was the grand opening ceremony for the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games! It was spectacular to see the many different countries come together for a week full of exciting competitions and races. The games are taking place in numerous spots throughout the North Country, be sure to check out an event or two while you can!Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Game Tickets  

Redistricting Public Hearing

While there was much public discussion about redistricting for state and federal election districts last year, the state Assembly maps are still subject to a final court-mandated realignment set to take effect following the 2024 election cycle. For those wishing to provide comments, please make note that there will be a public hearing at the location below: Albany - Wednesday, January 25 5:00 p.m. University at Albany (SUNY) Page Hall – Downtown Campus 135 Western Avenue Albany, New York 12203  
Local Food Pantries

Click the link above to view the local food pantry’s that are available to you based on the county you reside in.  

COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program

Did you make any investments in your business in response to COVID-19? If so, you may be eligible for a tax credit up to $25,000. Click the link to learn more.  

Veterans’ Nonprofit Capital Program

I am pleased to announce the opening date for applications to the Veterans’ Nonprofit Capital Program (VNCP) to help veteran organizations make improvements to facilities that serve our country's bravest! The program will begin accepting applications on Jan. 12, 2023. VNCP awards will range from $25,000 to $75,000 and may only be used for:

Design, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or expansion of an eligible facility;

Purchase of equipment for an eligible facility, provided the equipment has a useful life of 10 years or more; and

Certain construction soft costs, including architectural, engineering, & design.

There is no requirement that the project be shovel ready, with all plans and permits approved, by the application due date. For more details or to see if your organization qualifies, click the link.  

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

If you or anyone you know needs assistance with their home heating or cooling, take a look to see if you qualify for HEAP! otda.ny.gov/programs/apply/#heap

Matt in the news:
Longtime County Manager honored with assembly citation

Additional Numbers

NYS Unemployment


Warren County Career Center Unemployment Office


NYS Homes and Community Renewal: Homeowner Assistance Fund

1-844-776-9423 or visit https://hcr.ny.gov/homeowners

Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance: Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)


Essex County DSS

7551 Court Street, PO Box 217, Elizabethtown, New York 12932


Saratoga County DSS

152 West High Street, Ballston Spa, New York 12020


Warren County DSS

Municipal Center Annex, 1340 State Route 9, Lake George, New York 12845-9803


Washington County DSS

Municipal Center, Building B, 383 Broadway, Fort Edward, New York 12828


Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance: P-Ebt




District Office                                   Albany Office 140 Glen Street, Suite 101
LOB 721  Glens Falls, NY 12801                                               Albany, NY 12248
518-7924546                                                                                              518-455-5565

Please feel free to reach out to my District Office at 518-792-4546 or simpsonm@nyassembly.gov with any district-related questions/comments/concerns.