ALBANY – Two agencies which help to administer youth services in Chautauqua County will be sharing more than $165,000 in state funding.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced a total of $10.9 million in new grants will go to 68 Advantage After School Programs (AASPs) across New York State. The funding will provide thousands of school-age children with quality youth development opportunities for three hours at the end of each school day.
In Chautauqua County, the two programs set to receive funding are Chautauqua Opportunities, which will receive over $158,000 – while YMCA of Jamestown will get $107,000.
According to the Governor’s office, the statewide programs reduce the burden on parents and guardians who work in the evenings and are proven to boost academic achievement, enrich relationships with their peers and increase school attendance.
The contracts, which are administered by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), are scheduled to begin September.