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110 Central Ohio Human Services Groups Receive Grants

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Columbus and Franklin County officials today announced $20 million in CARES Act funding for human services organizations in the region. Elon Simms of the Crane Group chaired the application review committee. 

He said 110 agencies will receive grants, and the effects will be felt in a number of areas. 

"In health, housing, workforce, food access and affordability, mental health, substance abuse, education, violence, community engagement, basic needs," Simms continued. "These are just to name a few. My training as a social worker has taught me to recognize the importance for all of us to work together to enhance human well-being and to help meet basic needs of all people. What we're seeing here locally is our county and city leadership coming together to ensure that needs are being met in this community and to support an inclusive path for long-term recovery."

Columbus will use $15.3 million in CARES Act dollars to award grants to 80 organizations. Franklin County will fund the rest with another $5 million. Nearly 250 organizations applied for the grants, and officials hope additional federal funding becomes available. 

Here's a list of grant recipients provided by the city of Columbus. 

A KID AGAIN INC $135,000.00
ACTION FOR CHILDREN $165,000.00
AFRICENTRIC PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SHOP $53,101.00
AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS OHIO $70,079.00
ALPHA RHO LAMBDA EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC $15,000.00
Alvis $923,460.00
American Red Cross of Central Ohio $60,000.00
ARC INDUSTRIES INC OF FRANKLIN COUNTY OHIO $55,500.00
BHUTANESE COMMUNITY OF CENTRAL OHIO $32,450.00
BOUNDLESS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INC $482,480.00
BRIDGEWAY BRIDGEWAY ACADEMY $250,000.00
CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY CENTRAL OHIO $83,350.00
Central Community House $135,000.00
Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio Inc $247,700.00
CHILDRENS HUNGER ALLIANCE $167,328.00
CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence $341,932.00
CHRISTIANS OVERCOMING CANCER $10,000.00
City Year Inc. $11,500.00
Columbus Diaper Bank $16,000.00
Columbus Urban League $200,000.00
COLUMBUS LITERACY COUNCIL $212,500.00
COLUMBUS WORKS INC $24,870.00
COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF CENTRAL OHIO $200,000.00
Community Development for All People $53,780.00
COMMUNITY FOR NEW DIRECTION INCORPORATION $310,463.00
COMMUNITY HOUSING NETWORK INC $122,203.00
COMMUNITY MEDIATION SERVICES OF CENTRAL OHIO INC $50,368.00
COMMUNITY REFUGEE AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES INC $100,000.00
COMPDRUG $360,000.00
CREATIVE LIVING INC $87,811.00
DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL OHIO $123,055.00
EMPLOYMENT FOR SENIORS INC $36,733.00
EQUALITY OHIO EDUCATION FUND $25,500.00
Equitas Health $250,000.00
Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services $168,472.00
FAITH MISSION INC $140,000.00
FLYING HORSE FARMS $142,755.00
FRANKLINTON GARDENS $7,177.00
GENERAL COUNCIL ON FINANCE & ADMINS OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH $6,000.00
GLOBAL HEALTH EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT $10,000.00
Godman Guild Association $700,000.00
Goodwill Columbus $500,000.00
Habitat for Humanity MidOhio $750,000.00
HEALTHY WORTHINGTON RESOURCE CENTER & FOOD PANTRY INC $16,350.00
HEART OF OHIO FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS $337,763.00
HERITAGE DAY HEALTH CENTERS $500,000.00
Highland Youth Garden $25,000.00
HOMES ON THE HILL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION $35,525.00
HOUSE OF HOPE FOR ALCOHOLICS INC $408,337.00
Huckleberry House, Inc. $344,000.00
IMPACT COMMUNITY ACTION $330,000.00
JOSEPHS COAT OF CENTRAL OHIO INC $13,500.00
LifeCare Alliance $600,000.00
LOCAL MATTERS $159,710.00
Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio $18,497.00
MARYHAVEN INC $439,033.00
MID-OHIO FOODBANK $1,065,836.00
MILITARY VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER $45,000.00
Move United | Adaptive Sports Connection $106,673.00
MY PROJECT USA $170,691.00
NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES INC $75,550.00
NETCARE CORPORATION $197,199.00
NEW BIRTH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES $61,000.00
NNEMAP INC $43,600.00
Partners Achieving Community Transformation $200,000.00
Physicians CareConnection $20,000.00
Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate $7,800.00
REEB AVENUE CENTER $71,624.00
REFUGE INC $255,000.00
RIVERVIEW INTERNATIONAL CENTER INC $38,254.00
SEVEN BASKETS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION $9,573.00
SOAP PROJECT- SAVE OUR ADOLESCENTS FROM PROSTITUTION $67,624.00
SOUTHEAST INC $400,000.00
St. Stephen's Community House $175,000.00
St. Vincent Family Center $164,908.00
Star House $450,000.00
THINK MAKE LIVE YOUTH $10,000.00
US TOGETHER INC $500,000.00
YMCA of Central Ohio $65,000.00
YOUTH FOR CHRIST USA INC $61,800.00  

Mike Foley joined WCBE in February 2000, coming from WUFT in Gainesville, Florida. He earned Broadcasting and Journalism degrees from the University of Florida.
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