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$6M Grants To Benefit At-Risk Youth, Including In White Plains

County Executive Robert P. Astorino
County Executive Robert P. Astorino Photo Credit: File Photo

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – County Executive Rob Astorino has announced that grants totaling more than $6 million will be provided to county agencies through the Invest-In-Kids program.

“Invest-In-Kids is a vital partnership between Westchester County and our non-profits to provide essential services with far-reaching, positive results for our at-risk youth population,” Astorino said. “I am excited to partner with these 30 agencies for the next three years.”

The grants will support 50 programs serving at-risk youth throughout Elmsford, Greenburgh, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Ossining, Peekskill, Port Chester, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, White Plains and Yonkers.

The annual grants include $1,725,000 provided through Westchester County’s Invest-in-Kids program and $352,000 in anticipated grants provided to the Westchester County Youth Bureau by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

Under Invest-In-Kids, the grants will fund approximately 65 percent of each program for calendar years 2015-2017 and the agencies will match the grant to 35 percent.

Under the terms of the grant, all programs will be provided free of charge and must operate year round.

Under Westchester County’s procurement process, contracts to award the grants will be submitted to the Board of Acquisition and Contract for approval.

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