City Receives Nearly $775,000 in Grants to Fight Homelessness During Pandemic

Updated : 2020-08-20Source :
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The City of Little Rock has been awarded two grants totaling more than $774,000 to help individuals and families struggling with or on the verge of homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced Wednesday.

The City received an Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) for $214,415 and an ESG-CV (COVID-19) grant for $560,000, said Kevin Howard, the City’s Director of Housing and Neighborhood Programs.

“The grants will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance; and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities,” Howard said.

Howard said the City expects to have funds no later than Oct. 1 after which time residents will be able to apply for assistance under the following categories.