Multiple after-school programs in the State of New York will receive additional funding as part of the Empire State After-School Program.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced in a press release on Thursday, November 8, that 15 "high-need" school districts and community programs in New York State would receive funding for after-school programs. The Empire State After-School Program awards $45 million total across New York currently.

Of the 15 school districts, only 2 Hudson Valley school districts will receive funding. Yonkers City School District in Westchester County will receive $800,000 in funding from the Empire State After-School Program and Mount Vernon City School District in Westchester County will receive $584,000.

To receive funding from the Empire State After-School Program, schools must be in considered a "high-need" area and have quality indicators of the program in place. Those indicators include assessing the environment, staff-to-student interaction and student outcomes, according to the press release.

Are there any other school districts in the Hudson Valley that you think could benefit from the Empire State After-School Program?