Local nonprofit agencies are calling on New York State lawmakers to invest $100 million in agencies that provide everything from child care to senior services.

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During a gathering hosted by the Southern Tier Independence Center February 21, not-for-profit groups and Broome County Executive Jason Garnar called for financial support for those agencies that rarely get money back to cover full costs of their essential programming.

Organizers say most nonprofits are in dire financial straits and cannot afford infrastructure investments like fixing old plumbing, removing dangerous mold, fixing roofs or making accessibility modifications for people with disabilities and seniors.