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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that free air conditioners will be made available to low-income New Yorkers with proven medical issues, but in its first day of being announced there aren’t anymore to give away.

The governor was directing people locally to call Community Action of Genesee/Orleans County to see what steps they need to take in order to receive the air conditioners.

However, Community Action told WBTA that they were only awarded enough funding for each County to purchase ten air conditioners.

The organization said they already have their list of people who will receive the ten AC units. The list was compiled with people who called  with questions Monday.

They said they were sorry they didn’t have enough for all of those in need. 

Cuomo said the State set aside $3-million in federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds for the effort.

In order to qualify for a free air conditioner people had to fall below minimum income guidelines and have at least one household member with a chronic or acute medical condition that is aggravated by extreme heat. 


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