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GCASA awarded $4.7 million state grant for residential program for women and their children

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 February 2019 at 12:01 pm

The Genesee-Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse has been awarded a state grant for $4,672,255 to construct a new 25-bed intensive residential substance use disorder treatment program for women and their children.

The grant is among $204 million in state funding to support 95 projects that will protect and transform New York State’s health care system, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.

This funding from the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program will improve patient care through the development of high-quality medical facilities and programs serving the inpatient, primary care, mental health, substance use disorder and long-term care needs of communities throughout the State.

“While the federal administration has spent two years working to roll back healthcare access, we are investing more than ever in programs and facilities to ensure New Yorkers get the high-quality services they need,” Governor Cuomo said. “These investments in cutting-edge infrastructure will expand 21st century healthcare options in every corner of the state and improve the health and wellbeing of families for decades to come.”

The funding was awarded under the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program, which was enacted as part of the FY 2018 Budget. These awards continue the state’s commitment to preserve and expand essential healthcare services in communities throughout New York State.

In addition, the Governor’s 2019-20 Executive Budget will authorize the Department of Health to allocate up to $300 million of the $525 million in Health Care Facility Transformation Funds authorized in the 2018-19 Enacted Budget to support project applications from health care providers that were not awarded grants during this round of funding.

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