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HAMILTON COUNTY PROVIDING $1 MILLION IN CARES ACT FUNDING TO HELP LOCAL YOUTH

United Way of Greater Cincinnati entrusted to identify quality services
January 8, 2021

Hamilton County youth will soon benefit from $1 million in CARES Act money designated for non-profits and recreation commissions helping youth with COVID-related services.

Hamilton County’s Board of County Commissioners created the Hamilton County Youth Services Relief Fund today to provide financial relief to non-profits and recreation commissions supporting Hamilton County youth effected by COVID-19. The county contracted with United Way as a trusted overseer to review all applicants and select organizations providing quality services to young people age 6 to 18.

Applications are due by Nov. 24. All Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) ACT money must be distributed by Dec. 30. United Way is expediting the application process to meet the deadline. 

“We thank Hamilton County’s commissioners for entrusting us with this important duty; our connections to the non-profit community and experience in funding services that promote systemic change will help us quickly get the money in places it will have the most impact,” said Moira Weir, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Cincinnati. “We will begin outreach immediately to ensure we have a number of great ideas to consider by the Nov. 24 application deadline.”

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