New York state is making $5 million available in an effort to curb gun violence, state officials announced Friday.

The funds will support community-led programs that create and maintain programming for young people experiencing the highest rates of gun violence.

“Too many lives have been lost because of senseless gun violence, but in New York we are working to make sure that ends,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement. “This funding will help community-based organizations support at-risk youth in their neighborhoods to keep them off the streets and away from guns. My administration is committed to making our state safer and ensuring our youth have bright futures filled with opportunity over violence.”

Officials say community youth programs will work to allow kid and young adults from ages 12 to 24 to receive various services, including therapeutic support, including individual and group mental health and behavioral counseling; Young people can also take part in in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics), arts, recreation and sports.

“For too many New Yorkers, especially teens and young adults, gun violence is a daily reality," Division of Criminal Justice Services Commissioner Rossana Rosado said in a statement. "While our local law enforcement and community partners have made significant progress in this fight, we need to do more to support programs and services that provide young people with opportunities to learn, grow and thrive. I look forward to partnering with the Department of Health to make that happen."

Any interested organization can apply on the State Health Department's website.

The deadline to sign up is Nov. 8.