ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Two Capital Region cities could be getting a piece of a $25 million dollar program to fight poverty. Governor Cuomo unveiled the “Empire State Reduction Initiative” on Sunday. It’s the latest in his anti-poverty agenda.
The program is modeled after Rochester’s anti-poverty task force. It will be implemented in 10 upstate cities with the highest poverty rates in the state including Albany and Troy.
Under the program, State and local government, non-profits and businesses would work together to improve services that address poverty, job training and public safety.