Over $3.1 Million Awarded to Fight Gun Violence in New York
Seven New York not-for-profit organizations, including three in the Hudson Valley, were awarded money to fight gun violence.
On Monday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $3.1 million to fund SNUG, New York's street outreach program, in seven communities across the state.
The SNUG program aims to curb gun violence and save lives by intervening in the aftermath of shootings to prevent retaliation, working with high-risk youth to connect them to services and programs, and other community engagement initiatives, officials say.
The funding will allow the program to continue next year in Mt. Vernon, Rochester, the Bronx, Yonkers, Troy, Poughkeepsie and Buffalo.
"Too many families and communities have been devastated by gun violence in our country," Cuomo said. "From enacting the strongest gun safety laws in the nation to supporting crucial programs like SNUG, New York State is taking decisive action to end the gun violence epidemic and we will not rest until gun related deaths stop once and for all."
The following organizations will receive grants:
- Family Services of Westchester, Mt. Vernon: $290,500
- Action for a Better Community, Rochester: $543,700
- Jacobi Medical Center Auxiliary, Bronx: $626,500
- Yonkers YMCA, Yonkers: $355,820
- Trinity Alliance, Troy: $333,050
- Family Services Inc., Poughkeepsie: $305,100
- Back to Basics, Buffalo: $677,980
Funding of about $1.6 million for Albany, Syracuse, Hempstead and Wyandanch were announced earlier this year.
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