Niagara County’s Legislature was selective in their budgeting increases for 2021, only leaving a few crucial departments to receive more funding than the year before, while many saw substantial decreases in a tough time with limited revenue.
One area experiencing a moderate upswing in funding is Niagara County’s mental health services and contracted professionals. In total, the department saw an increase of $274,548, jumping from $12,247,558 in 2020 to $12,552,106 for 2021.
The funding will be used by eight different departments and associated partners, as opposed to seven in 2020. Those include: Mental Health Administration, Community Disaster Crisis Program, Niagara Falls Community Health Center, Mental Health Association, WNYILC, Northpointe Council, Cazenovia Recovery, and Best Self Behavioral Health.
FEATURE PHOTO: Niagara County Courthouse (Source: Niagara County Clerk’s Facebook page).