Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the members selected to join the Task Force that will advise the state on its Hepatitis C Elimination Plan. The creation of the Task Force is the next step toward finalizing the Elimination Plan and builds on recommendations presented by community stakeholders at the New York State Hepatitis C Elimination Summit in 2017. The full press release can be found here.
Governor Cuomo Announces $40 Million to Support Solar Powered Storage Projects
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $40 million will be made available to support solar projects that integrate energy storage, accelerating progress toward New York's energy storage target of 1,500-megawatts by 2025. These projects will build toward Governor Cuomo's mandate that 50 percent of the state's electricity come from renewable sources by 2030 to combat climate change and build a cleaner, more resilient and affordable energy system. More information is available here.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced nearly $16 million in federal funding that will allow 61 state-supported victim assistance programs and child advocacy centers to hire attorneys who will assist crime victims with civil legal matters, such as divorce, custody, immigration and financial issues. Administered by the state Office of Victim Services, the federally funded grants will allow these programs to provide free legal help to the victims they serve. For more information, please click here.