Governor Kathy Hochul announced yesterday $5.25 million dollars in awards to six substance use and prevention coalitions throughout the state. The funding granted will enable the recipients to focus on prevention efforts on priority populations including: including Black, Indigenous and people of color; veterans; older adults, individuals with disabilities, and youth with a history of incarceration or other contact with the criminal-legal system.
“Addiction impacts New Yorkers from all walks of life, and my administration remains committed to using every tool at our disposal to help struggling individuals receive the supportive services they need,” Governor Hochul said. “This expansion of prevention services will allow us to reach more people in need and ensure we are taking all necessary steps to provide a full continuum of addiction care across New York State.”
Access to Independence of Cortland County, Inc. was one of the six organizations announced to receive the award. The funding comes from the state with a collaboration with the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. and the SAMHSA’s Partnership for Success Grant 22’. Recipients will receive $175,000 dollars per year for five years, totaling $875,000 dollars.