Governor Cuomo Announces Program To Deal With Gun Violence


Albany, N.Y. - Governor Cuomo announcing today a program to help cities deal with gun violence.

The state plans to spend $16 million in workforce training and job placement programs in 20 of New York State’s cities that have recently been overwhelmed by gun violence.

Under the initiative, the State Labor department will partner with the local workforce to put at-risk youth into good-paying, permanent jobs.

Syracuse is slated to receive $750,000 to be used to help 150 young people ages 18-24.

Below is a listing of the cities and how much funding they will receive:

City, Number of Youths Served, Amount of Funding

Nassau County 180 $900,000

Hempstead 100 $500,000

Suffolk 140 $700,000

Albany 190 $950,000

Schenectady 60 $300,000

Troy 140 $700,000

Buffalo 530 $2,650,000

Jamestown 45 $225,000

Niagara Falls 50 $250,000

Syracuse 150 $750,000

Rochester 450 $2,250,000

Poughkeepsie 70 $350,000

Kingston 60 $300,000

Newburgh 120 $600,000

Middletown 65 $325,000

Yonkers 220 $1,100,000

Mt Vernon 210 $1,050,000

Spring Valley 150 $750,000

Utica 120 $600,000

Binghamton 150 $750,000

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