Life’s WORC celebrates $1.5 billion in funding for organizations that support New Yorkers with developmental disabilities

Relief is on the way for organizations that provide support and services for individuals with disabilities and their families across the five boroughs.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the New York Office for People with Developmental Disabilities will provide more than $1.5 billion in one-time American Rescue Plan Act funding to support recruitment efforts, retention incentives and vaccination bonuses for Direct Support (DSPs) to address chronic staffing shortages at group homes that became dire during the coronavirus emergency.

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