#Not62: STATE ANNOUNCES $658 MILLION TO SUPPORT NUTRITION PROGRAMS BENEFITING BRONXITES IN NEED

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $658 million to support access to healthy and nutritious food for some of New York’s most vulnerable residents. The funds will be awarded to 92 health and wellness providers that administer New York State’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and drive an expansion of services where the need is greatest. These 92 providers support approximately 400 WIC clinics across the state, reaching nearly 500,000 New Yorkers every month.

“Providing the opportunity for all New Yorkers to have access to fresh, healthy and nutritious food is a top priority of this administration and essential to this state’s future health,” Governor Cuomo said. Cuomo also noted that the funding not only ensures continuation of essential services, but also expands them in order to reach more people in need.

One goal of this new round of funding is to expand the reach of the program in underserved areas to provide services to 20,000 new participants. Ultimately, the aim is to serve at least 50 percent of the eligible population in each county.

Congressman Charles B. Rangel said, “There are many people in our City and State who rely on SNAP benefits as a lifeline. Sadly, too often, most are forced to opt for cheap, high-calorie meals that give the most bang for the buck, which can increase their chances for serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. 

Congressman Eliot Engel said, “The $658 million in grants Governor Cuomo has allocated to WIC—including $12,557,955 to Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, $5,105,805 to Mt. Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, and $12,691,254 to the Westchester County Department of Health—will improve the health and nutrition of mothers and children across New York. I am pleased the Governor has made this commitment to New Yorkers’ health and well-being.”

The WIC program provides resources to qualifying New Yorkers in need of nutrition assistance. The WIC program also helps to reduce obesity, health disparities and the risk for chronic disease among program participants by promoting positive health outcomes and breastfeeding. WIC currently provides services to approximately 110,000 income eligible pregnant, post-partum or breastfeeding women and approximately 360,000 infants and children up to five years of age each month. 

This funding is administered over five years and is a combination of state and federal money. The grant awardees that will operate the state’s WIC clinics for the next five years are:

 

Recipient Annual Award Total 5-year Award
Allegany County Department of Health
$422,443.00
$2,112,215.00
Anthony L. Jordan Health Center
$949,230.00
$4,746,150.00
Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center
$1,025,578.00
$5,127,890.00
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
$694,153.00
$3,470,765.00
Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center
$856,684.00
$4,283,420.00
Brooklyn Hospital Center
$5,688,997.00
$28,444,985.00
Broome County Health Department
$1,216,752.00
$6,083,760.00
Brownsville Community Development Corporation
$1,166,803.00
$5,834,015.00
Catholic Charities Brooklyn Neighborhood Services
$1,608,517.00
$8,042,585.00
Catholic Charities of Buffalo
$5,425,085.00
$27,125,425.00
Catholic Charities of Columbia & Greene Counties
$517,784.00
$2,588,920.00
Catholic Charities of Rockville Centre
$1,219,896.00
$6,099,480.00
Cattaraugus County Health Department
$554,345.00
$2,771,725.00
Cayuga County Health Department
$507,011.00
$2,535,055.00
Chemung County Health Department
$697,817.00
$3,489,085.00
Clinton County Health Department
$633,012.00
$3,165,060.00
Commission on Economic Opportunity for the Greater Capital Region
$587,553.00
$2,937,765.00
Community Action Program for Madison County, Inc.
$2,170,589.00
$10,852,945.00
Coney Island Hospital (NYCHHC)
$988,564.00
$4,942,820.00
Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Schenectady County
$728,879.00
$3,644,395.00
Cortland County Community Action Program, Inc.
$387,897.00
$1,939,485.00
Delaware Opportunities Inc.
$407,328.00
$2,036,640.00
East Harlem Council for Human Services, Inc.
$381,484.00
$1,907,420.00
East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center (NYCHHC)
$987,616.00
$4,938,080.00
East Side WIC Program (NYCHHC)
$3,659,918.00
$18,299,590.00
Elmhurst Hospital Center (NYCHHC)
$1,651,186.00
$8,255,930.00
Essex County Public Health
$334,076.00
$1,670,380.00
Fulmont Community Action Agency, Inc.
$496,833.00
$2,484,165.00
Gouverneur Hospital (NYCHHC)
$1,204,755.00
$6,023,775.00
Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service
$48,613.00
$243,065.00
Harlem Hospital (NYCHHC)
$1,925,580.00
$9,627,900.00
Hudson River Healthcare, Inc.
$1,360,962.00
$6,804,810.00
Jamaica Hospital
$1,915,268.00
$9,576,340.00
Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center
$1,460,261.00
$7,301,305.00
Kings County Hospital Center (NYCHHC)
$2,807,337.00
$14,036,685.00
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center (NYCHHC)
$2,257,077.00
$11,285,385.00
Livingston County Department of Health
$658,122.00
$3,290,610.00
Long Island FQHC, Inc.
$1,969,611.00
$9,848,055.00
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
$591,145.00
$2,955,725.00
Lutheran Medical Center
$2,377,397.00
$11,886,985.00
Maimonides Medical Center
$1,828,833.00
$9,144,165.00
Middletown Community Health Center
$139,923.00
$699,615.00
Monroe County Health Department
$2,198,277.00
$10,991,385.00
Montefiore Medical Center
$2,789,567.00
$13,947,835.00
Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital
$2,511,591.00
$12,557,955.00
Morris Heights Health Center
$2,851,099.00
$14,255,495.00
Morrisania Diagnostic and Treatment Center (NYCHHC)
$1,982,708.00
$9,913,540.00
Mt. Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, Inc.
$1,021,161.00
$5,105,805.00
Nassau County Department of Health
$1,699,153.00
$8,495,765.00
New York Presbyterian Medical Center
$3,842,871.00
$19,214,355.00
North Brooklyn Health Network (NYCHHC)
$2,157,690.00
$10,788,450.00
North Central Bronx Hospital (NYCHHC)
$1,615,070.00
$8,075,350.00
North Country Family Health Center
$1,138,082.00
$5,690,410.00
Oak Orchard WIC Program
$673,469.00
$3,367,345.00
Onondaga County Health Department
$2,497,765.00
$12,488,825.00
Open Door Family Medical Center
$1,046,142.00
$5,230,710.00
Opportunities for Chenango, Inc.
$438,716.00
$2,193,580.00
Opportunities for Otsego, Inc.
$291,729.00
$1,458,645.00
Opportunity Development Association of Williamsburg
$1,553,841.00
$7,769,205.00
Orange County Health Department
$1,128,038.00
$5,640,190.00
Oswego County Opportunities, Inc.
$734,173.00
$3,670,865.00
ProAction of Steuben & Yates, Inc.
$693,289.00
$3,466,445.00
Public Health Solutions
$9,589,800.00
$47,949,000.00
Putnam County Health Department
$401,411.00
$2,007,055.00
Queens Hospital Center (NYCHHC)
$1,573,175.00
$7,865,875.00
Research Foundation of SUNY Stony Brook
$1,492,225.00
$7,461,125.00
Richmond University Medical Center
$888,601.00
$4,443,005.00
Rockland County Health Department
$2,118,720.00
$10,593,600.00
Saratoga Economic Opportunity Council
$530,808.00
$2,654,040.00
Schoharie County Community Action Program
$242,627.00
$1,213,135.00
Society for the Protection and Care of Children
$1,270,885.00
$6,354,425.00
St. Barnabas Hospital
$2,079,076.00
$10,395,380.00
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
$689,282.00
$3,446,410.00
St. Regis Mohawk Services
$75,914.00
$379,570.00
Staten Island University Hospital
$1,165,597.00
$5,827,985.00
Suffolk County Department of Health Services
$3,361,889.00
$16,809,445.00
Sullivan County Public Health Services
$590,725.00
$2,953,625.00
The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Inc.
$921,260.00
$4,606,300.00
The Institute for Family Health
$1,063,716.00
$5,318,580.00
Tioga Opportunities Program, Inc.
$303,460.00
$1,517,300.00
Tompkins County Health Department
$544,751.00
$2,723,755.00
Ulster County Health Department
$755,017.00
$3,775,085.00
United Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country, Inc.
$778,366.00
$3,891,830.00
Urban Health Plan, Inc.
$2,344,369.00
$11,721,845.00
Warren County Health Services
$501,549.00
$2,507,745.00
Washington County Public Health Services
$524,669.00
$2,623,345.00
Westchester County Department of Health
$2,538,249.00
$12,691,245.00
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center, Inc.
$530,880.00
$2,654,400.00
William F. Ryan Community Health Center
$1,162,483.00
$5,812,415.00
Women’s Health Center of Albany Medical College
$450,284.00
$2,251,420.00
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
$1,726,235.00
$8,631,175.00
Yeled V’Yalda Early Childhood Center
$1,996,066.00
$9,980,330.00
$131,587,434.00
$657,937,170.00