The Kannapolis City Council recently approved $56,000 for its 2022-2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) fund allocation. The funds are designated for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income residents within the City of Kannapolis.
Grants were awarded to:
AYA House, Inc. - $3,500 – will be used to cover operating expenses for transitional housing
Big Brother Big Sisters - $3,500 to support and grow a youth mentorship program in partnership with Kannapolis police officers
Cabarrus Health Alliance - $3,500 – to provide dental services for noninsured Kannapolis City School children
Classroom Central - $3,500 to provide free school supplies to Kannapolis City School (KCS) teachers
Community Free Clinic - $2,000 to be used for a health equity program targeted at vulnerable populations
Cooperative Christian Ministry – $2,500 to support individuals and families in crisis
Elder Orphan Care - $2,000 – assist staff expenses associated with providing occupational therapy services
Families First - $3,500 to continue the Early Learning Program
Feeding Kannapolis - $2,500 be used for fresh produce for local families
Junior Charity League - $2,000 – will provide uniforms, coats, and shoes for Kannapolis City School children
Meals on Wheels Rowan - $2,500 to provide free meals to Kannapolis seniors
Opportunity House - $3,500 to support the day shelter program that provides meals, showers, laundry, clothing, healthcare, and computer access to those in need
Prosperity Unlimited, Inc. - $3,500 for providing comprehensive housing counseling
Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA - $10,000 to implement a senior health and wellness program
Rowan Helping Ministries - $2,000 – will provide support for the Crisis Assistance Program
Salvation Army - $2,500 – funds will provide rent and utility assistance to those in need
Vision for Life - $3,500 for mentoring, diversity training and life skill opportunities for Kannapolis school children and families
The funds come from the federal Community Development Block Grant Program. Each year Kannapolis receives funds that can be awarded to non-profit organizations who deliver pertinent services to residents who are in need. Applications are reviewed by the Community Improvement Commission and city staff, who present funding recommendations to City Council.
For more information on CBDG grants, the Community Improvement Commission or Community Development, visit www.kannapolisnc.gov/Government-Departments/Community-Development or contact Sherry Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.