Baltimore donates $7 million in ARPA funds to help public safety, youth and development

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BALTIMORE – Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced that the city will allocate more than $7 million to public safety, equitable neighborhood development, youth and clean and healthy communities.

These funds will be distributed through the American Rescue Plan Act.

The city has now handed out $25 million of the $641 million US bailout bill.

“The work done by the various nonprofit organizations in Baltimore is essential to the well-being of our residents. These organizations are filling the gaps and supporting our communities in ways the government cannot,” said Mayor Scott. “Here in Baltimore, we recognize the value of their work. That’s why it’s so important that we support our nonprofits as we prepare to emerge from the other side of the pandemic stronger than ever.

The selected nonprofit recipients are:

  • The Baltimore City Community College Foundation will receive $500,000 to meet the academic needs of Baltimore’s youngest refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Baltimore Corps will receive $371,000 to support workforce development activities including career navigation, training and identification of placement partners with a focus on Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) residents and residents who identify as women.
  • Bikur Cholim will receive $285,000 to support the continued operation of their COVID-19 vaccination clinic and the provision of food, financial and transportation assistance to all patients in need.
  • B’More Clubhouse will receive $500,000 to help people with mental illness maintain recovery and stability, and reduce their use of public behavioral health resources, especially emergency departments.
  • FreeState Justice will receive $470,000 to support a person-centered network of healthcare and housing providers to provide LGBTQ youth in Baltimore with equal access to high-quality healthcare, housing and resources.
  • CDC Ministers Conference Empowerment Center to Receive $1,200,000 to create a Cradle to Career pipeline. The pipeline will provide science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses, enrichment experiences, job shadowing, workforce training, job placement, and career opportunities. advancement in rail, maritime and other technology careers.
  • The Pride Center of Maryland will receive $1,300,000 to address the issue of increasing violence, especially among sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations through community outreach, individualized assessments, benefit navigation, health referrals physical and mental health, educational assistance, enrichment activities and employment programs.
  • Urban Strategies, Inc. will receive $2,300,000 to support Baltimore City residents impacted by the Perkins Homes redevelopment by enrolling individuals in case management that will provide opportunities for economic mobility, youth development, education and medical assistance.
  • Wide Angle Youth Media will receive $450,000 to support the participation of more than 200 Baltimore youth (ages 10-24) in WAYM’s foundational programs, where students learn to use cutting-edge technology, embark on a pathway to career readiness and receive comprehensive support.
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