ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New York is getting more than 10-million dollars in federal funding to aid in the ongoing battle against addiction across the state.
The money is coming from the federal state opioid response grant.
“My administration will continue using every tool at our disposal to help individuals impacted by addiction and address the heart-wrenching toll overdoses have taken on communities across our state,” Governor Hochul said. “The $10.25 million announced today will help fund these critical services and help connect New Yorkers to the support and resources they need to break the vicious cycle of addiction.”
The funds will be used to develop mobile medication units, as well as street outreach, where workers will visit locations deemed “high-risk,” like homeless encampments.