WORKS Awarded Grant from Enterprise under EARPS COVID Response Initiative
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WORKS is one of seven Southland organizations to receive a grant from Enterprise under the Emergency Action for Resident and Partner Sustainability program (EARPS), a national initiative with a local programmatic version to support local nonprofit affordable housing organizations with:
- Grants to help organizations stay afloat and meet their residents’ and communities’ most pressing needs;
- Guidance, tools, planning strategies and technical assistance to help organizations remain viable; and
- Capital and systems change support to seek government relief funds and other interventions.
Enterprise itself seeded the funding for the initiative and has partnered locally with Ballmer Group, CIT Bank, City National Bank, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Wells Fargo to fund the initiative.
The seven local grantees are led by people of color, serving communities of color. In addition to WORKS, the grantees include A Community of Friends, Clifford Beers Housing, Coalition for Responsible Community Development, East Los Angeles Community Corporation, and Little Tokyo Service Center.
Posted on Friday, January 3rd, 2020