DeKalb County District 4 Commissioner Steve Bradshaw has appropriated $1.4 million to assist 23 nonprofit, community-based agencies in helping DeKalb residents with food insecurities, rental assistance and other essential needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The aid came from District 4 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.
“Nonprofit agencies play a vital role in society in partnering with government to improve the common good of society,” Commissioner Bradshaw said. “I am confident that the 23 agencies receiving District 4 CARES Act funds will continue the very important work they already doing day in and day out assisting the most vulnerable among us.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has destabilized the security of many citizens and local nonprofit agencies.
“There are those among us who are hurting,” Bradshaw said. “Anything that we can to help mitigate the challenges faced by our fellow citizens is altogether fitting and appropriate.”
The following agencies were allocated District 4 funds to provide various services and resources for those impacted by the pandemic:
Antioch A.M.E. Community Development Corp. Inc.
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Big Brothers, Big Sisters DeKalb County
Clarkston Community Center
DeKalb County Board of Health
DeKalb Chapter 100 Black Men of America
First African Community Development Corp.
Friends of Disabled Adults & Children
International Rescue Committee
K.D. Moore Community Development Corp.
Latin American Association
St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Inc.
Oakhurst Medical Centers
Our House Inc.
Positive Growth Inc.
Potter’s House Community Development Ctr. Inc.
Scottdale Early Learning
Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse