Oneida County is one of several counties that will compete for more than $13 million in funds to reduce gun violence.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the funding under the state's new Gun Involved Violence Elimination initiative or GIVE.

GIVE will target 17 counties upstate and on Long Island that account of more than 80% of crime reported in the state outside of New York City.

The Governor is urging the counties to apply for the funding and work toward making New York's streets safer.