Omaha mayor announces ARPA community grant recipients

More than 50 nonprofits were awarded a portion of the $15 million community grant from the city.
Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 10:54 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2022 at 3:32 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert announced local recipients from the city’s first round of ARPA funds during a news conference Wednesday morning.

The community grants, announced in January, will be awarded Wednesday to neighborhood and community programs. The city also awarded its own grants in May.

Those selected for the ARPA-funded grants must benefit communities in a qualified Census track, which is basically a map of ZIP codes of those hit hardest by the pandemic. Several of those awarded Wednesday were to assist with mental health service programs. Larger grants were also given to bolster career and college counseling and other related training, crisis and violence response services, as well as family, food, and housing programs.

The city received its second installment of $115 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds earlier this month.

Here’s the list of Omaha organizations that received grants Wednesday:

This is a developing story. Stay with 6 News for updates.

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