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Hochul Sets Aside $50M to Expand Access to Mental Health Services


New York is making $50 million available to help community-based hospitals expand access to mental health treatment for children and adults across New York State. Governor Kathy Hochul says this funding will allow these facilities to add new inpatient capacity.

Administered by the state Office of Mental Health, this funding will provide awards of up to $5 million to cover design, property acquisition, and construction costs associated with this expansion. Eligible facilities include licensed general hospitals and freestanding psychiatric hospitals, which operate programs licensed or certified by and in good standing with the Office of Mental Health.

“For too long, the mental health crisis has been ignored or pushed aside — but no longer,” Governor Hochul said. “Our $1 billion investment is transforming the mental health continuum of care, and our State of the State initiatives will make a real change in the lives of millions of kids.”


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