Governor Hochul sent $10 million to support Asian American community groups in New York

(WIVB) – New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $10 million in state funding to help Asian American communities that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

The state dollars come from the 2021-22 state budget and go to community groups that provide support services to the Empire State’s Asian American communities.

Funds are distributed to the Asian American Federation, the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, and the Chinese-American Planning Council. The governor’s office said this is the largest investment in this community in the state’s history.

The AAF receives $6.8 million for distribution to 59 organizations. The money will help these groups with direct services, case management and mental health support.

The NYS Assembly provides $1.4 million in legislative aid to another 40 organizations, and the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families receives more than $1 million for several groups, the China-American Planning Council receives $700,000 to help New York City’s Asian American community.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on so many vulnerable and marginalized communities across New York State,” Gov. Hochul said. “The Asian American community has been particularly hard hit, not only by the virus but also by an increase in hate crime and violent crime. With this $10 million funding, we are sending a strong message that hate has no home here, and we will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with our sisters and brothers in the Asian American community. My administration is focused on continuing to serve communities that have been forgotten for too long, not just as we recover from this pandemic, but for years to come.”

Hochul was in NYC on Sunday to take part in the Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade.

Here’s a look at organizations receiving funding from the AAF:

  • A place for children
  • Academy for Medical and Public Health Services
  • Adhikaar for human rights and social justice
  • Arab American Association of New York
  • Arab American Family Support Center
  • Asian American Arts Alliance
  • Strengthening the Asian American community
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Asian Americans for Equality
  • Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs
  • bridges of borders
  • Brooklyn Chinese-American Association
  • Brooklyn Community Improvement Association
  • Burmese community services
  • Caribbean Equality Project
  • Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans
  • Chhaya Community Development Corporation
  • Chinatown Partnership LDC
  • Chinatown YMCA
  • Chinese-American IPA
  • Center for Chinese American Social Services
  • Chinese Consolidated Charitable Association
  • Chinese Progressive Association
  • Chinese-American Family Mental Health Alliance
  • CMP
  • Organization of the Council of Peoples
  • Damayan Migrant Workers Association
  • Desis gets up and moves
  • garden of hope
  • Hamilton-Madison house
  • Homecrest Community Services
  • Social services for migrants
  • India home
  • Jahajee sisters
  • Japanese-American Union of New York
  • Japanese American Social Services, Inc.
  • Karen Society of Buffalo
  • Korean-American Family Service Center
  • Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York
  • Laal NYC
  • Mekong Center NYC
  • Midtown Utica Community Center
  • migrant center
  • MinKwon Center
  • Refugees help refugees
  • Sakhi for South Asian women
  • Sikh coalition
  • South Asian Council for Social Services
  • South Asian Youth Action
  • Turning point for women and families
  • United Chinese Association of Brooklyn
  • Womankind (formerly NYAWC)
  • women for Afghan women
  • Queens YWCA

“We thank Governor Hochul for her investment and dedication in providing the resources that New York’s Asian American community needs now more than ever. Given the tragedies our community has endured since the pandemic began and painfully in recent months, many Asian Americans fear for their own lives as they leave their homes,” said Jo-Ann Yoo, executive director, Asian-American Federation . Governor Hochul’s leadership shows that our voice does not go unheard as we ask for support to overcome this trauma. Today’s announcement is the start of a lot of work to be done, and we look forward to working with the governor and elected state and city officials to ensure New York’s Asian American community is protected and the resources to get through this crisis.”

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