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Over Two Dozen Central Ohio Community Initiatives Receive Governor’s Grant

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Over Two Dozen Central Ohio Community Initiatives Receive Governor’s GrantROOTT is one of over two dozen community organizations and initiatives to be awarded a grant in service to Franklin County residents.
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In late December, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued an executive order that will direct Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program funding to various community organizations and initiatives across the state, including 27 Franklin County initiatives.

Reviewed by the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Governor’s Grant Awards fund initiatives that support services to Ohio families for the 2020 fiscal year.

Central Ohio initiatives made up the bulk of the award grantees. For comparison, three Cincinnati-area initiatives received grants, while seven Cleveland-area organizations received grants.

The combined grants will give Franklin County community initiatives up to $1.5 million in funding.

The award grantees included:

Alvis (of Allen, Franklin, Lucas, and Ross counties), African American Male Wellness Initiative, Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, First Church of God, Habitat for Humanity for Ohio, Men 4 The Movement, Our Helpers, ROOTT, Serving Our Neighbors, The Starfish Alliance, Inc., Star House, Teen Start, The Rickenbacker Woods Foundation, Women2Women, and Women’s Care Center.

The office also awarded grants for housing, reentry, workforce development, food security, personal development, children’s initiatives, and recovery initiatives. Grantees included:

Father’s House International (of Fairfield and Franklin counties), Community Shelter Board, Life Beyond the Streets, Muslim Family Services of Ohio, Rispress Ministries Inc., Sisters of Empowerment, Speak Project Ohio, Step-Up Foundation, Turnkey Development Institute, UNIK Foundation, Whitehall Cap Inc., and Victory Deliverance Center.

The Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, established in 2012, distributes information on local, state, and federal funding for charities and community organizations, and encourages organizations to seek funding.

Find more information about the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives on the governor’s website.

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