8:45am EST, Feb 04, 2021 By Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. | With local need greater than ever, regional substance abuse and mental health programs will soon get a big boost from the federal government with $4 million in grants awarded to North Country programs.

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik announced the significant funding Feb. 3, saying the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded the funds to support mental health and substance abuse disorder programs in New York’s 21st Congressional District.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has sadly perpetuated the mental health crisis in our country, and it’s more important than ever that our local mental health, substance abuse, rehabilitation centers, and programs have the funds and resources they need to keep our community members healthy and safe,” Stefanik said.

“I am so proud to announce this substantial grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, and will continue finding ways to deliver solutions for those suffering mentally and emotionally during this difficult time.”

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