Friday, October 7, 2016

Funding For 39 Organizations Statewide Will Support New Yorkers Entering The Workforce

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Thursday announced $9.5 million in federal funding has been awarded to 39 organizations to assist New Yorkers receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. Each of the organizations will match funds, resulting in $19 million to support education and training for SNAP recipients to enter the workforce.

“This administration has fought long and hard to help lift our most vulnerable New Yorkers out of poverty and provide them with the opportunity for a decent life,” Governor Cuomo said. “This funding will assist with our efforts, providing much needed job training and workforce development, and brings us closer to a stronger, better, fairer New York for all.”

- Schuyler-Steuben-Chemung-Tioga-Allegany BOCES, serving Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Tioga counties - $306,375
- Literacy West NY, Allegany, Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties – $300,000