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Governor Hochul Announces Additional Funding For Addiction Prevention Services

Gov. Hochul Was Holding a COVID-19 Briefing.
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Governor Hochul Holds a COVID-19 Briefing _ October 19, 2021

Substance abuse prevention services for youth, families and communities can now access millions of dollars of federal funds. The Office of Addiction Services and Supports will distribute the $9.5 million to providers who had their services impacted by the pandemic.

Providers can use the funds to increase access to prevention strategies, update existing service programs, or upgrade their IT systems.

Most prevention providers changed to remote prevention services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many transformed programs so they were available online or they choose alternative locations.

Governor Hochul said the pandemic intensified substance abuse, and the public needs more assistance.

"The ongoing stress and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has made substance abuse and overdoses rise across the state, and we must do all we can to ensure that New Yorkers are able to access the treatment, support and resources they need," said Hochul.

Providers who are eligible for applying for the funding can visit the website https://oasas.ny.gov/request-applications.