New government program offers assistance to first responders

State News

ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — First responders getting an assist today as applications are now open for a new program to support them. 

The governor announced more than $26 million in funds to help reimburse essential workers for out-of-pocket child care, transportation, lodging that allowed workers to perform their jobs through the pandemic. 

Qualifying applicants like first responders, health care and multi-industry workers could receive up to $1000 per household. The funding is made possible through private donations.

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