City of Lexington accepting nonprofit grant applications through Sept. 20
The City of Lexington is again offering local nonprofits a chance to apply for capital grants. The program is not available to groups that received the help last year. Lexington Social Services Commissioner Kacy Allen-Bryant said the grants are an extension of a program that allocated 6-point-4 million dollars in federal ARPA fund for 45 projects.
“This year, we are using general fund dollars, and it will be approximately $477,000 that we plan to award out to the community.”
Arbor Youth Services, which offers help to at-risk young people from infancy through the age of 24, was one of the successful applicants last year.
“They were able to do some facility improvements, like replacing the bathroom floor, doing some exterior, some roofing, they were able to put in some h-vac units.”
With ARPA funds not available this year, Allen-Bryant said Mayor Linda Gorton liked last year’s results and pushed to offer city funds. The deadline to respond to the request for proposals is September 20 at 2 p.m. I’m John McGary.
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