$21M in Federal Funding Announced for Ukrainian Refugee Support Services in New York
More than $21.4 million in federal funding will be distributed to 17 refugee service providers around the state to help Ukrainian refugees who fled their county in the aftermath of Russia's invasion to temporarily resettle in New York.
An estimated 75,000 people from Ukraine have come to the U.S. since the Russian attack, including approximately 14,000 in New York, through the federal government's Uniting for Ukraine program. This program has provided a pathway for displaced Ukrainians and their family members to stay in the U.S. for up to two years. Participants must have a supporter in the U.S. who provides them with financial support for their stay.
This new funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement will be used to supplement the existing efforts to provide support services through Uniting for Ukraine. Support services include employment assistance, case management, skills training, English as a second language, and, when necessary, housing and food assistance, among others.
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