An additional $2 million in state funding will be provided to help Afghan evacuees resettle in New York State, bringing the total state commitment to $5 million, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced.

The funds will be distributed to more than a dozen nonprofits that assist the 1,790 Afghan evacuees that are scheduled to arrive or have arrived since September. The money will be used to to address immediate and long-term needs.

“With Afghan evacuees fleeing widespread instability in their own country, New York State is proud to take a leading role in the massive resettlement effort, and with this historic, first-of-its-kind investment, we will connect people with the support they need to flourish in their new home,” Hochul said. “I also thank President Biden and Governor Markell for their efforts welcoming our friends and allies to our shores.”