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Sen. May Announces $70K for Auburn, Cayuga County Programs


Half a million dollars is going to various organizations throughout Central New York to strengthen education, community service, and public safety.

State Senator Rachel May announced on Monday that $50,000 of that funding will go to Auburn schools for tutoring resources. $20,000 will go to Cayuga County Health Networks’ Street Outreach and Wellness program.

“It is crucial that we support these organizations to improve life for Central New York residents. Each plays a vital role in ensuring that our community has access to essential needs such as food, education, housing, and safety. The positive changes this funding will bring to our community are inspiring and promising. I will continue to advocate for the necessary resources to further establish Central New York,” said Senator Rachel May.

The money is specifically targeted at human services, education, and public safety.

Below is a breakdown of how the money is being allocated.

Human Services

  • Lemoyne College: $50,000 – Healthcare Advancement Resource Center
  • ACR Health: $50,000 – Health Insurance Navigation Support
  • CNY Jazz: $25,000 – Public Health Series
  • Meals on Wheels (CNY): $25,000 – Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Program
  • CNY Blessing Box: $50,000 – CNY Blessing Box Refugee Food Pantry
  • Cayuga County Health Network: $20,000 – CCHN Street Outreach and Wellness


  • Auburn Schools: $50,000 – tutoring resources
  • Syracuse University: $60,000 – Inclusive U
  • Onondaga Nation School: $30,000 – Onondaga Nation Community Language and Culture Center

Public Safety

  • OG’s Against Violence: $20,000 – Violence Prevention
  • City of Syracuse: $70,000 – Syracuse Gun Violence
  • Center for Community Alternatives: $50,000 – Violence Prevention

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