NBC News: New York to give $10 million to Asian American communities hit by pandemic
“The Asian American community was especially hard hit, not only by the virus, but by an increase in hate and violent crimes,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement.
By Brahmjot Kaur/NBC News
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Sunday that $10 million will be given to organizations supporting Asian American communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
The funding will be allocated through the Asian American Federation, the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families and the Chinese-American Planning Council, and these organizations will distribute the money to community groups that provide direct services.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on so many vulnerable and marginalized communities across New York State,” Hochul said in a statement. “The Asian American community was especially hard hit, not only by the virus, but by an increase in hate and violent crimes.”
Organizations include Arab American Association of New York, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Chinese-American Family Alliance for Mental Health and Sakhi for South Asian Women.