Byrne Secures $50,000 Grant for CoveCare Center Facility Improvements in Putnam County

Posted: December 16, 2022 in Health, In the News, Life
Left to Right: CoveCare Center CEO Eric Toth, Assemblyman Byrne, CoveCare Maintenance Manager Steve Busey

December 15, 2022 / Carmel, NY – Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C – Mahopac) visited CoveCare Center in Carmel, NY on Thursday afternoon to announce that he is securing a $50,000 state grant to assist in funding needed upgrades to their facility which is presently leased to CoveCare by the county government. The funding will be used to provide additional soundproofing of clinical offices to help ensure client privacy, replace and update aged flooring and update the facility’s bathrooms.

“CoveCare provides a tremendous amount of mental health services for the people who live in and around Putnam County,” said Byrne. “I am proud to announce that, this past legislative session, we were able to identify and secure funding to assist CoveCare in moving forward with several capital improvements needed in their Carmel facility. I am eager to see them complete their plans to make improvements that will enhance soundproofing for client privacy, and update both the facility’s flooring and bathrooms. Mental health care is health care, and it is critical we provide workers and patients with safe and modern working conditions.”

“We are so excited to hear that we are able to get the funding to make much needed updates for our staff and clients,” said Eric Toth, CoveCare Center CEO. “It is important to us that we have a facility that is clean and fresh. We want to make sure that our clients feel that they are in a safe space and a place that they can be comfortable in. These funds will allow us to provide that for everyone at CoveCare.”

A YouTube link to the video from Byrne’s visit can be found at

The above information was previously distributed and made public for immediate release by the Office of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne