Goshen awards $400K in COVID relief funding to local nonprofits
The city of Goshen has awarded more than $400,000 in federal COVID relief funding to local nonprofits.
“The continued provision of services and resources provided by local nonprofit organizations is vital to the community's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the negative health consequences of the pandemic and general well-being of the community,” a release from the city reads.
According to the release, a total of 19 organizations applied for a grant, and a review committee — made up of two City Council members, staff, and community representatives — awarded part or full sums to all 19.
Organizations received between $3,500 and $75,000, with the largest grants going to Goshen Community Schools for field trip funding and Goshen Select Soccer Club for field developments.
Other grants provide for COVID-19 vaccination, support programs, home repairs and food distribution:
- Goshen Select Soccer Club, Capital projects for field development: $75,000
- Goshen Community Schools, Field Trip funding: $40,000
- ADEC, Inc., ADEC Summer Camp: $25,000
- Bashor Children’s Home, Benevolent Care Services and Safe Place Community training: $25,000
- Center for Healing and Hope, Food Security with Dignity and Natural Helpers program: $25,000
- Council on Aging of Elkhart County, Access to Healthcare: $25,000
- Maple City Health Care Center, COVID Vaccination for Goshen: $25,000
- Goshen Health, Weekend Backpack Meal Program: $24,960
- Food Bank of Northern Indiana, Mobile Food Distributions: $20,000
- Goshen Interfaith, Homeless Shelter relocation: $20,000
- Horizon Education Alliance, Positive Parenting Program: $20,000
- Ryan’s Place, Children’s Grief Support programs: $20,000
- Elkhart County Clubhouse: Home repairs for accessibility and safety, $19,704
- ULEAD, Kindness Week Events: $11,500
- Child and Parent Services, Family Resource Center Navigator: $10,000
- Goshen Maple City Kiwanis, Tools-4-Schools program: $10,000
- Bushelcraft, Fresh Food for Families in Goshen’s Food Desert: $5,000
- Goshen Christian Montessori School, Expanding high quality child care options: $5,000
- Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County, Summer Camp Food Support: $3,500
Grant money will be distributed after July, and organizations will have until Dec. 31, 2024 to spend it.
Goshen received a total of $6.6 million in Rescue Plan funding. According to the city’s ARP website, the majority — $5.1 million — was dedicated to infrastructure improvements, and the rest was pledged to a variety of programs to address community needs.
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