Inside INdiana Business

Fort Wayne distributes COVID-19 relief

(photo courtesy of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The city of Fort Wayne will distribute nearly $400,000 to seven nonprofit organizations to respond to COVID-19. The city’s Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services was awarded a $1.2 million Community Development Block Grant to help with COVID-19 relief.

Nonprofits, faith-based organizations and public agencies who serve low-income residents were asked to apply in November.

Organizations receiving funding: 

  • Wellspring – $48,569 for the expansion of Food Bank and Wellspring on Wheels. 
  • Amani Family Services – $106,811 to aid in immigrant/refugee COVID-19 Relief. 
  • YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne – $131,544 to aid in childcare relief. 
  • Healthier Moms & Babies – $41,085 for the Prenatal Home Visitation Program. 
  • The League for the Blind & Disabled – $20,000 for the Community Living Program. T
  • Health Visions Midwest – $25,000 for the Community Outreach & Virtual Programs. 
  • Community Transportation Network – $25,000 to expand the specialized transportation program in an effort to better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.