Economic Development, Government, and Nonprofits

Nonprofits sharing $442K in federal funds

July 26, 2018
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Senior Neighbors promotes the health and well-being of Kent County's older adults with five senior centers offering a variety of services. Photo via fb.com

Kent County is receiving $442,842 of federal funds to disperse to four nonprofits.

The funds are coming from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the Community Development Block Grant Program, a program established in 1974 “to address a wide range of unique community development needs.”

The funds will be dispersed from the Kent County Community Action budget according to county-agency agreements for the term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Home Repair Services is receiving $200,000 for minor home repair and accessibility modification services.

Hope Network is receiving $137,842 for transportation services for seniors and clients with disabilities.

Senior Neighbors is receiving $65,000 to fund a senior housing coordinator position.

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan is receiving $40,000 to promote equal housing opportunities.

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