Three Nonprofits to Receive Funding

CHAMBERSBURG – Three local agencies will share $480,526 in funding from the Emergency Solutions Grant Cares Program through the state Department of Community and Economic Development.

County officials applied for funding in May, according to Glenda Helman, director of grants management.

South Central Community Action Program will use the funds for rapid rehousing, emergency shelter and homelessness prevention; Waynesboro Community and Human Services will use funds for rapid rehousing and homelessness prevention; Maranatha Industry Inc. will use funds for street outreach and homelessness prevention.

“These are our long-standing community partners,” said Commissioner Dave Keller. “This [grant] has touched every aspect of the county.”

Helman said some of the funding could also be used during the COVID-19 pandemic to send homeless individuals who are either needing to be quarantined or are awaiting the results of COVID tests to a hotels.

All three agencies will receive funding to input data into the Homeless Management Information System and a 6% administrative funding.

Helman said unlike some grants which require organizations to match funding, this grant has no such match requirement.