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Community organizations receive funding from the City of Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS, NC (WBTV) — The Kannapolis City Council recently approved $56,000 for its 2022-2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) fund allocation. The funds are intended for activities that benefit low- and middle-income residents of the City of Kannapolis.

Grants have been awarded to:

  • AYA House, Inc. – $3,500 – will be used to cover operating expenses for transitional housing
  • Big Brother Big Sisters – $3,500 to support and grow a youth mentorship program in partnership with Kannapolis police officers
  • Cabarrus Health Alliance – $3,500 – to provide dental services to uninsured children at the Kannapolis City School
  • Classroom Central – $3,500 to provide free school supplies to teachers at Kannapolis City School (KCS)
  • Free community clinic – $2,000 to be used for a health equity program targeting vulnerable populations
  • Cooperative Christian Ministry – $2,500 to support individuals and families in crisis
  • Elder Orphan Care – $2,000 – to assist with staff costs associated with providing occupational therapy services
  • Families First – $3,500 to continue early learning program
  • Feed Kannapolis – $2,500 will be used for fresh produce for local families
  • Junior Charity League – $2,000 – will provide school uniforms, coats and shoes for children in the city of Kannapolis
  • Meals on Wheels Rowan – $2,500 to provide free meals to seniors in Kannapolis
  • Opportunity House – $3,500 to support the day shelter program which provides meals, showers, laundry, clothing, healthcare and computer access to those in need
  • Prosperity Unlimited, Inc. – $3,500 to provide comprehensive housing advice
  • YMCA Rowan-Cabarrus – $10,000 to implement a health and wellness program for seniors
  • Rowan Helping Ministries – $2,000 – will provide support for the Crisis Relief Program
  • Salvation Army – $2,500 – funds will provide rent and utility assistance to those in need
  • Vision for Life – $3,500 for mentorship, diversity training and life skills opportunities for school children and families in Kannapolis

Funds come from the federal Community Development Block Grant program. Each year, Kannapolis receives funds that can be allocated to nonprofit organizations that provide relevant services to residents in need. Applications are reviewed by the Community Improvement Commission and city staff, who make funding recommendations to city council.

For more information on CBDG grants, the Community Improvement Commission, or Community Development, visit www.kannapolisnc.gov/Government-Departments/Community-Development or contact Sherry Gordon at [email protected]

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