COMMUNITY NEWS

Concord City Council approves CDBG CARES sub-allocations
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

New resource page on concordnc.gov to help community find assistance

CONCORD – At a special meeting on April 21, the Concord City Council approved designating over $131,000 of federal CARES Act dollars to local agencies that are assisting Concord residents with critical needs.

The CARES Act allocated supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding of $400,339 to the City of Concord for grants to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. City Council has approved distributing funding to the six agencies below who are meeting immediate needs for Concord residents, to assess their individual COVID-19 related needs totaling $131,284.

Agency Proposed Usage Based on Increase Need CARES Act Funding
Cooperative Christian Ministry Continuation of food pantry/ rental and utility assistance $18,500
Meals on Wheels Meal prep and delivery $40,293
Hope Haven Continuation of meal, health services $13,400
Opportunity House Take away meals and Nurse provided risk assessment $19,200
Prosperity Unlimited Mortgage/financial resource assistance/education $18,500
Salvation Army Continuation of emergency shelter/ food panty $21,391

"We appreciate the ability to work with local partners in providing this federal funding to assist residents who need it the most," said Concord Mayor Bill Dusch. Our staff will continue to identify local partners and assistance programs once the guidance on this funding is fully developed."

To help raise awareness to these and other assistance resources, the City of Concord has added a page to its website: concordnc.gov/Resident/COVID-19-Resource-Guide. The website will be updated as additional COVD-19 assistance Resources become available.