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Council Approves Emergency Funding to Non-Profits

Press Release

Press Release - Elk Grove City Council Approves Emergency Funding for Non-Profit Partners

Posted: 04/14/2020

In an unprecedented action, the Elk Grove City Council granted nearly $200,000 in emergency funding for non-profit organizations serving Elk Grove residents in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City’s nonprofit partners are an important part of maintaining Elk Grove’s quality of life. Emergency funding totaling $90,200 was granted to seven non-profit partners providing essential COVID-19 related assistance, including food, household items, rental/utility assistance, and other needs. An additional $100,000 was allocated to rent and utility assistance grants for Elk Grove residents facing economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are being provided to the following organizations:  

  • Chicks In Crisis, $20,000
  • Elk Grove Food Bank, $20,000
  • Elk Grove HART, $15,600
  • Meals on Wheels, $9,600
  • Sacramento Self-Help Housing, $10,000
  • Senior Center of Elk Grove, $10,000
  • Uplift Elk Grove, $5,000

Funding amounts will help each non-profit partner continue operating at increased levels through the end of June. Staff will work with each partner to determine longer-term needs, from July to December. Details about the rental/utility assistance program will be announced at a later date.

“I wish things were different, but the truth is that a lot of residents are hurting right now and they are turning to our non-profits for help,” explained Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly. “Requests to the Elk Grove Food Bank have increased 400% in the last month. Other non-profits are seeing a similar demand for their services. Supporting our non-profits will help fill a critical gap as quickly as possible.”

Funds will come from federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) COVID-19 response funding expected to be received by the City as part of the CARES Act stimulus program. The City Manager is authorized to make emergency gap funding allocations, as needed, up to a total of $50,000 from the City’s General Fund until CDBG funding becomes available.

For more information regarding Elk Grove’s COVID-19 response, visit www.elkgrovecity.org/coronavirus.

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