Press Release

Gillibrand Announces Over $6 Million In Federal Funding For Youth Mental Health Initiatives And Treatment For Substance Use Disorders In New York State

Aug 16, 2023

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $6,837,883 in federal funding for youth mental health initiatives and programs, as well as treatment for substance use disorders in New York State. The funding was allocated through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and will be used to serve a wide array of needs, including helping to develop and support school- and community-based mental health programs and services, as well as expanding access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatments.

“Mental health is a critical part of youth wellbeing and growth,” said Senator Gillibrand. “I’m proud to announce this federal funding which will help ensure individuals with mental health conditions and substance use disorders have access to vital support and resources. I will continue fighting so everyone has the behavioral health services and resources they need.”

A full list of recipients is below: 

RENSSELAER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT INC$1,263,667RensselaerProject Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education (known as Project AWARE)
CAYUGA COUNSELING SERVICE INC$574,217AuburnNational Child Traumatic Stress Initiative
SAFE HORIZON, INC.$600,000New YorkNational Child Traumatic Stress Initiative
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY$600,000New YorkNational Child Traumatic Stress Initiative
CENTRAL NASSAU GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING SERVICES, INC.$600,000HicksvilleNational Child Traumatic Stress Initiative
HORIZON HEALTH SERVICES, INC$600,000Queens VillageNational Child Traumatic Stress Initiative
LIFELINE CENTER FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT$600,000GetzvilleGrants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals
FINGER LAKES AREA COUNSELING AND RECOVERY AGENCY, INC.$499,999Clifton SpringsGrants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals
FORTUNE SOCIETY, INC.$500,000Long Island CityGrants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals
HAITIAN CENTERS COUNCIL, INC.$500,000BrooklynGrants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA – GREATER NEW YORK, INC.$500,000New YorkGrants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals