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GOVERNOR HOCHUL SIGNS LEGISLATION PROTECTING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Governor Hochul protects victims of domestic violence from discrimination. This legislation expands protections such as housing and public accommodations. Governor Hochul has accomplished a key legislative priority she proposed in her 2022 State of the State.

GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR $30 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO ADDRESS CHILD CARE DESERTS

Additional federal grant funding will be available starting June 30, 2022, to existing child care programs in areas of the state without sufficient child care offered, known as child care deserts. The funds are part of the $100 million child care desert initiative approved in the 2022 Enacted Budget.

GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES $11 MILLION TO EXPAND PROVEN HEALTHY FAMILIES NEW YORK PREVENTION PROGRAM TO EVERY COUNTY

Funding from the recently enacted State Budget is now available to expand and support the proven, evidence-based Healthy Families New York program. Run by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Healthy Families New York promotes optimal prenatal care, better birth outcomes and positive growth and development to improve parent-child bonding, maternal health, child health and school success.