Governor Hochul Announces $13.6 Million to Fight Gun Violence, Aid Victims and Survivors, and Bolster State Response to Public Health Crisis

 

Governor Kathy Hochul announces $13.6 million to fight gun violence, aid victim and survivors and their families and communities, and bolster the state’s response to the ongoing public health crisis in communities that have experienced significant increases in shootings and firearm-involved crimes since early 2020.

 

$9.1 Million Secured in State Budget Extends Last Year’s Emergency Increase to Support Nearly 150 Gun Violence Prevention and Intervention Staff

$2 Million in Community Violence Intervention Act Funding Awarded to Queens Nonprofit to Address Needs of Victims and Families Affected by Gun Violence

$2.5 Million for the Office of Gun Violence Prevention within the State Department of Health to Fund Data Analysis, Interagency Coordination, and Public Awareness

State’s Exhaustive Efforts to Combat Gun Violence Contributing to Substantial Drop in Year-over-Year Shooting Incidents, Data Available Here

On July 14, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul announced $13.6 million to fight gun violence, aid victims and survivors and their families and communities, and bolster the state’s response to the ongoing public health crisis in communities that have experienced significant increases in shootings and firearm-involved crimes since early 2020. A total of $9.1 million will allow the state to continue supporting more than 30 nonprofit organizations and hospitals, so they can deploy gun violence intervention staff through 2023; $2 million will address the needs of victims, families and communities affected by violence in Queens; and $2.5 million will fund the state’s Office of Gun Violence Prevention’s public awareness and data analysis work.

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