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ACC Grant Funds Available for Athens Nonprofits

ACC Commission approved the allocation of $460,000 in CARES funding to provide food assistance, housing assistance, and homeless services to indigent households in Athens-Clarke County. Nonprofit organizations have until the end of the week to apply for funding.

"The applications are due by 4 pm on Friday, March 19th, and these allocated funds will be distributed to qualified organizations in one lump sum payment. This grant opportunity will target food assistance, housing assistance, and homeless services assistance."

Awards range from $25,000 to $75,000, though larger awards will be considered. Edwards says many area agencies have already provided significant assistance to members in need of help. These funds will allow them to continue their efforts.

"These agencies over the past few months have provided a range of activities including mobile COVID-19 testing, food distribution, food assistance, and other rent assistance programs like direct payments to utility companies and landlords to help keep people housed."

For more from our conversation with Commissioner Russell Edwards, you can listen to Athens News Matters on our website at WUGA.org.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
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