Schumer, Gillibrand announce over $36M in mental health funding

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — More federal money is coming to the Rochester area for mental health.

On Monday, New York’s U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that New York will get $36 million dollars in federal funding that will go to mental health treatment and research centers across the state.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened a nationwide mental health crisis,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This federal funding will help ensure that New Yorkers struggling with mental health and addiction have ongoing access to comprehensive, integrated care. I will continue fighting for resources for mental health and addiction treatment centers throughout New York State and make sure that New Yorkers who need care can get it.”

The University of Rochester will receive just over $640,000 and Seneca County will now have nearly $2.9 million dollars at its disposal.