Town of Leavenworth has been utilizing federal COVID-19 reduction funds to supply help to nonprofit organizations.
Up to now, town has awarded 15 grants totaling $325,000 to organizations corresponding to Saint Vincent Clinic, which offers well being care providers to the uninsured, and Leavenworth Interfaith Neighborhood of Hope, which operates a homeless shelter.
“These are to get funds to the companies who’re on the entrance traces of emergency providers or vital providers corresponding to meals banks, medical care,” Metropolis Paul Kramer mentioned of the grants.
He mentioned grants even have been awarded to different group companions which have incurred bills on account of the pandemic.
Along with meals banks and well being care companies, organizations such because the College of Saint Mary, Leavenworth Public Library and Leavenworth Historic Museum Affiliation have been awarded grants.
“Our objective was to work with organizations we now have labored with earlier than, organizations that we all know do vital work in our group,” Kramer mentioned in an electronic mail.
Town started awarding the grants final month.
The grants have ranged from $5,000 to $100,000. Up to now, just one group, The Steering Middle, has obtained a $100,000 grant.
The Steering Middle offers psychological well being providers to the group.
Kramer mentioned town has not created particular tips for a way the cash needs to be used. Town created an software kind that asks for details about how the applicant has been impacted by COVID-19.
A listing of the grants which have awarded may be discovered on town authorities’s web site, www.leavenworthks.org/citymanager/web page/community-grants-made-possible-cares-act-funding
Kramer mentioned funding for the group grants originated by way of the federal Coronavirus Support, Reduction and Financial Safety Act.
Kramer defined final week to metropolis commissioners that town’s use of C.A.R.E.S. Act funding for different functions has freed up cash to make use of for the group help grants.
He mentioned $1 million has been put aside for the grants. This consists of $250,000 that has been allotted for grants to supply reduction to small companies.