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Governor Cuomo announces funding plan for after-school programs

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May 30, 2017 04:14 PM

Governor Cuomo announced a $35 million funding plan to expand after-school programs in high-need school districts Tuesday. This will support increased enrollment in these programs by 36 percent.

"This investment in our youngest New Yorkers is an investment in the very future of this state," Governor Cuomo said in a statement. "With this funding, we will further level the playing field for children in underserved cities across New York.”

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The plan applies to the following school districts in the area:

Albany City School District

Gloversville City School District

Lansingburgh Central School District

Sharon Springs Central School District

Troy City School District

Whitehall Central School District

Eligible school districts must be located in a county with a child poverty rate over 30 percent, have between 5,000 and 20,000 students living in poverty, and be listed under the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative. The grants will be announced in the fall. 

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