SWEETWATER COUNTY — The Sweetwater County Commission will vote to approve $223,159 in federal Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) funds that were awarded to the county for five agencies that assist low-income individuals.
The funds have been awarded from the Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health division for projects that were recommended by the Tripartite Board.
The Sweetwater County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, September 21, at 8:30 a.m. at the Sweetwater County Courthouse.
The purpose of the funding is to empower low-income individuals to overcome the effects of poverty and support their progress towards greater self-sufficiency, according to meeting documents.
Rock Springs Young at Heart will be receiving funds in the amount of $65,400, for the purpose of providing childcare services while parents are working, seeking employment, or attending school, providing homemaker services to elderly and disabled individuals, and providing meals and special diet food to elderly and disabled individuals.
Sweetwater County School District No. 1 will receive $31,423 for the Head Start program. Sweetwater Family Resource Center will receive $35,000 to providing housing assistance. YWCA of Sweetwater County will receive $54,000 of the grant funding to provide childcare services while parents are working, seeking employment, or attending school, and to provide rent and deposit payments and utility payments to victims of domestic violence.
Lastly, Sweetwater County Tripartite Board will receive $37,336 for operational costs, such as insurance, advertising, dues, travel and training.
Eligible clients must be at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty level. Additionally, funds must be expended between October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022, and requires no cash match.