Local United Way receives $225K grant

United Way of Knox County has received a $225,000 COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant through a partnership between Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Indiana United Ways, the state professional association of which United Way of Knox County is a member.

The money will be used to boost the efforts of area human and social service nonprofits on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

United Way of Knox County will begin accepting funding requests from area human and social service nonprofits in good standing beginning June 1 through a grant portal being developed with the Knox County Community Foundation. Interested organizations should consult United Way of Knox County’s website for guidance on funding intent and application instructions.

The COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant calls for United Ways that receive funding to leverage partnerships and relationships to better meet COVID-19 related essential and basic needs, which could include food security, emergency childcare, school remediation, and to address other COVID-19 critical issues as they emerge.

Specifically, United Way of Knox County plans to convene a series of town hall meetings throughout the county to assess the emerging needs of citizens and families. To participate call 812-882-3624 or email director@unitedwayofknoxcounty.org.

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