Mayor Brandon Scott has announced the non-profit recipients who will receive the second round of American Rescue Plan Act grant awards from the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs.
In response to COVID-19 and its negative economic impacts, these grants will continue to support Baltimore’s “nonprofit organizations serving families, youth and vulnerable communities,” the mayor’s office said.
This awards are part of the Mayor’s Action Plan which includes; “building public safety, prioritizing youth, clean and healthy communities, equitable neighborhood development, and responsible stewardship of city resources.”
“Baltimore’s nonprofit community provides a host of essential services to our communities and is an essential component of our city’s renaissance,” Scott said. “My administration is committed to supporting these organizations as they support our residents. Together, we will move Baltimore towards a better, brighter future that ensures the safety, economic opportunity, and social support for all Baltimoreans regardless of zip code, ethnicity, or sexual identity.”
The city was allocated $641 million in ARPA funds, which was used to support city and government agency proposals and non-profit organizations.
The first round of funding went to nine nonprofits totaling $7.3 million, and this round of $6.6 million will be distributed among eight organizations:
B360 will use funds to provide workforce training and STEM education for the youth.
Baltimore Safe Haven works to reduce homelessness.
Bethel Outreach plans to complete a wellness center for Upton the community, which has been out of service due to the pandemic.
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company offers students a theater experience by covering the cost for a Student Matinee Program.
Downtown Partnership will revitalize the retail scene downtown, with an emphasis on small and minority-owned businesses, which was impacted by COVID-19.
Greater Baltimore Urban League will provide counseling, training and certifications to 120 former incarcerated city residents.
North East Housing Initiative will support residents at 30-50% area median income (AMI) in northeast Baltimore with programs to assist with food, housing, education, and job training.
Soccer Without Borders uses soccer to support Latinx youth in Southeast Baltimore, in addition to assisting with homework and incorporating English into regular activities.
For more information on The American Rescue Plan Act visit arp.baltimorecity.gov/dashboard.