Capital Area United Way awards grant to Habitat for Humanity

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Ashley Montagnino, Senior Communications and Marketing Manager, Capital Area United Way; Lynn Clark, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity; Krisi Kron, Community Impact Manager, Capital Area United Way; Edy Addison, Director of Impact and Initiatives, Capital Area United Way

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A $5,000 grant from Capital Area United Way was awarded to Habitat for Humanity to assist clients in the homeownership program. Funding is part of the ALICE Grant Funding Opportunity awarding $409,000 to 21 nonprofits in the Greater Baton Rouge Area.

The homeownership program at Habitat for Humanity lets individuals participate in sweat equity, budgeting, and financial literacy classes so that they can purchase a home. The grant will help existing clients working toward purchasing their own home. The grant will allow five families to receive a $1,000 for a down payment on their home.

ALICE Grants addresses the barriers experienced by the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE). Those who can seek ALICE Grants include:

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

For more information visit www.cauw.org.

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