Gov. Cuomo is making a $2.2 million pledge to the city of Albany.
The governor is awarding state funds to the city to combat the increase in violence in the past year.
That includes money for improving the city's Community Centers, increasing support for crime victims, establishing cyber-bullying prevention and upgrading an aging surveillance camera network.
Also included, what's being called an inaugural $50,000 gun violence grant, named for murder victim Elijah Cancer.