Over $2.6 million was awarded to a number of local law enforcement agencies to a battle a growing problem in the local area, gun violence.

On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced more than $13.3 million in funding was awarded to help law enforcement agencies fight gun violence in the 17 counties across the state.

The Gun Involved Violence Elimination initiative, now in its fourth year, provides technical assistance, training, equipment, and personnel – such as prosecutors and crime analysts –to help communities reduce violent crime.

"This administration continues to work tirelessly to combat gun violence in our communities and help prevent the needless tragedy that comes with it," Gov. Cuomo said. "The GIVE initiative provides law enforcement with resources and training to bolster public safety, strengthen communities that are hardest hit by crime and create a stronger, safer New York for all."

More than $2.6 million will be given to law enforcement agencies in Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Rockland and Westchester Counties.

The funding breaks down by County as follows:

  • Dutchess County: The Poughkeepsie (city) Police Department and District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office and Probation Department will share $341,350.
  • Orange County: The Newburgh (city) and Middletown police departments and District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office and Probation Department will share $829,592.
  •  Ulster County: The Kingston Police Department and District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office and Probation Department will share $219,925.
  •  Rockland County: The Spring Valley Police Department, Sheriff’s Office and Probation Department will share $102,500.
  • Westchester County: The Yonkers and Mount Vernon police departments and District Attorney’s Office, Department of Public Safety and Probation Department will share $1,149,954.