Capital Area United Way awards $25k grant to Volunteers of America of Greater Baton Rouge

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David Kneipp. President and CEO, Volunteers of America of Greater Baton Rouge; Eboness Black, Vice President of Diversity and Supportive Services, Volunteers of America of Greater Baton Rouge; Krisi Kron, Community Impact Manager, Capital Area United Way; Edy Addison, Director of Impact and Initiatives, Capital Area United Way

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Capital Area United Way awarded Volunteers of America of Greater Baton Rouge (VOAGBR) with a $25,000 grant to clients around sustainable housing. This funding is part of the ALICE Grant Funding Opportunity awarding $409,000 to 21 nonprofits in the Capital area.

VOAGBR will provide essential financial assistance to cover costs associated with maintaining permanent housing for households that are facing imminent homelessness due to the loss of income and/or employment due to COVID. The clients awarded will be existing and new ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families.

ALICE Grants seek to address the barriers experienced by the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) population. The grant applies to the following head of household types:

  • Seniors over 65
  • Veterans
  • Families/individuals with children aged 0-5
  • ALICE households due to COVID-related unemployment

For more information about ALICE, visit Meet Alice | Capital Area UW (cauw.org).

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