New York Provides Grants to Public Colleges to Fund Cannabis Education

New York Provides Grants to Public Colleges to Fund Cannabis Education
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<![CDATA[New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced July 18 that the state will provide $5 million in grants to public colleges to fund cannabis education.The grant funding, given to SUNY and CUNY community colleges, will help them establish credential programs or courses that will ultimately boost employment in New York’s cannabis industry.“New York’s new cannabis industry is creating exciting opportunities, and we will ensure that New Yorkers who want careers in this growing sector have the quality training they need to be successful,” Hochul said in a public statement. “Diversity and inclusion are what makes New York’s workforce a competitive, powerful asset, and we will continue to take concrete steps to help ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate in the cannabis industry.”The state awarded the grants on a competitive basis within the SUNY and CUNY systems, according to Hochul’s announcement, with multiple campuses partnering with one college that will assume the lead role.The following three SUNY campuses will each receive $1 million in funding:Schenectady County Community College, which will partner with Adirondack Community College, Columbia-Greene Community College and Fulton-Montgomery Community College with an anticipated 300 participants;Niagara County Community College, which will partner with Erie Community College, Genesee Community College and Jamestown Community College with an anticipated 4,000 participants; andOrange County Community College, which will partner with Dutchess Community College, Rockland Community College, Sullivan County Community College, Ulster County Community College, and Westchester Community College with an anticipated 200 participants.The CUNY campus selected for grant funding is Borough of Manhattan Community College, which will receive $2 million and partner with Lehman College with an anticipated 360 participants.“I am thankful to Gov. Hochul and our partners at SUNY and CUNY community colleges for developing programs that will help develop a diverse, equitable and accessible New York cannabis industry,” Cannabis Control Board (CCB)…

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