Sunday, January 4, 2009

OASAS budget cuts of $77 million - $5 million cut for prevention services

To manage its smaller budget allocation for 2009-2010, OASAS will cut $5 million from prevention services. A lot of this money is being cut from school based prevention services in New York City to community based services using evidence based practices. OASAS is committed to continuing to fund prevention services for gambling.

GCASA's funding for prevention is varied with grants from the Federal government as well as categorical state grants. While agencies are being pushed into evidence based and environmental strategies, funding is continues to be available for prevention programs that can demonstrate good outcomes.

This is article #4 in a series on OASAS budget cuts.

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