Senator Rachel May Announces $700K for Gun Violence Prevention Programs


Syracuse, NY – On November 24th Senator Rachel May (D-Onondaga, Madison, Oneida) announced a new set of funding awards for gun violence prevention to two programs in her district, totaling over $700,000.

  • A $1.88 million statewide SNUG award for hospital-based street outreach workers and social workers:
    • Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility (SNUG), 2 hospital responders, award amount $160,020
    • SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 2 Social Workers and 1 P/T Mental Health Professional, award amount $282,980
  • A $262,000 SNUG award to Syracuse Community Connections, for community-based street outreach workers. This will fund five positions.

“It is critical that we support local, on-the-ground gun violence prevention programs,” said Senator May. “There are amazing organizations here in Syracuse that have been doing tremendous work to fight gun violence for many years. I have long been a supporter of giving them the resources they need to build upon this work and am very excited to announce this state support for new outreach positions in our city.”