$29M in grants made available for NY first responders


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The Governor of New York has announced a $29M grant scheme that will aim to help first responders during the pandemic.

In a statement Governer Andrew Cuomo said: “”From the early, dark days of this pandemic, our essential workers have been on the front lines risking their health and safety every day to keep this state running. They took care of us and it is now time for us to take care of them. This grant program will provide critical funding to those individuals and families still struggling from the pandemic and help them get back on their feet as we continue our transition to a new normal.”

As well as first responders, the grant is available for health care, and many multi-industry workers, with up to $1,000 available per household. OCFS Commissioner Sheila J. Poole said: “We at OCFS are proud and honored to assist our first responder and essential worker neighbors by getting relief to those who honorably and tirelessly responded to the COVID-19 crisis. All New Yorkers owe a debt of gratitude to these everyday heroes who bravely served so others could stay safely at home and to the health care workers who courageously saved so many lives.”

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