Albany Anti-Violence Gets A $2 Million Boost
With an uptick of violence in Albany recently, the governor announced additional funds that would help various programs throughout the city. The goal is to curb violence in return. In an effort to curb ongoing violence in Albany, the governor's office announced that there are two million dollars in grants that have been allocated. According to News 10 ABC, the funding will be used for a variety of programs. It will help with community engagement, workforce development, social service and law enforcement programs.
Specifically, the money will be used to repair and upgrade community centers, offer youth job training, offer mental health training for care managers, peer advocates and first responders. There is also $500,000 being dedicated to upgrade the surveillance camera network. There are many other key initiatives that have been outlined. To see the full list, click here.
This additional funding will now bring the total to more that $15 million to help with Albany's anti-poverty and anti-violence.