Nationwide, the grants totaled more than $2 billion.
Officials say the funding will help move the state one step closer to ultimately eliminating homelessness.
Officials are awaiting HUD approval for the change in how the grant is managed, said Melissa Marrone, director of the Housing and Homeless Coalition of Central New York.
The grants provide crucial housing and support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness statewide. "Progress is being made but we must remain resolute in our mutual commitment to more innovatively and effectively address homelessness through a housing-first approach that is evidence-based".
American Red Cross asking for donations amid blood shortage
High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Eligible donors with types O, A negative and B negative blood are urged to make a Power Red donation, where available.
East Coast braces for a deep freeze following massive storm
Most of the snow from Thursday's storm fell in the southern part of the state, with Cape May Court House receiving 17 inches. Luckily, she didn't see wind damage in the morning, but feared she and her husband could be homebound for days by snow.
Norv Turner Reportedly Named Panthers OC After Mike Shula Firing
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Monday he did not anticipate any coaching staff changes, but changed his mind after sleeping on it. Washington hired him in 1994, where he lasted as head coach until 2000 in spite of just one playoff appearance during his tenure.
US Attorneys launch new human trafficking website
A new initiative is debuting for Livingston County this year, in time for National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Labor trafficking victims have been rescued from factories, farms, domestic services and small businesses.