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SUPPORTING THE AGENCIES THAT SUPPORT OUR RESIDENTS

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Contact:
Tyler Lowry, Franklin County Commissioners, 614/525-6630
Jodi Andes, Franklin County Commissioners, 614/525-5273

The commissioners this morning allocated $5 million for grants rod nonprofit agencies that serve Franklin County residents and which have experienced revenue loss or increased costs due to the pandemic.  Grants of up to $50,000 will be available to nonprofits serving primarily low-income neighborhoods, with lower grant amounts available to other agencies.
 
In addition to providing social services, housing resources, food, shelter, health solutions, arts and culture programing, and more, the nonprofit sector is one of our county’s largest employers, accounting for more than 75,000 jobs.  During the pandemic, many of these agencies saw their donations shrink significantly just as the need for their services was skyrocketing.
 
Funding for these grants is being provided via the American Rescue Plan.  You can read the full text of the resolution here and learn more about how the commissioners are using the American Rescue Plan to help our community recover at Recovery.FranklinCountyOhio.gov.  (Until the individual grants have been awarded, this funding will be divided equally among the allocation sectors in the online graph.)
 

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