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GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR $343 MILLION IN CHILD CARE PROVIDER GRANTS TARGETING WORKFORCE

Application portal now open for stabilizing child care. Eligible providers must be OCFS-licensed or OCFS-registered child care programs, New York City-permitted group day cares or enrolled legally exempt group child care programs.

GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES LARGEST EVER INVESTMENT IN NEW YORK STATE'S GUN INVOLVED VIOLENCE ELIMINATION (GIVE) INITIATIVE

$18.2 million in funding to support law enforcement agencies that participate in New York State's Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) initiative, the largest state investment in the program since its inception in 2014.

THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF MOBILE RESPONSE UNITS TO STRENGTHEN CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AT RISK OF ENTERING CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM

Four new mobile response vehicles will be dispatched around New York State to help bring services and resources to support families where they're located as part of the expansion of primary prevention work. Unit staff develop and operate coordinated programs of community-based family support and family preservation services to reduce child maltreatment, address safety and family integrity.