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    TRC receives grant to help people access basic needs

    The Resource Center has received a $10,000 grant through the Chautauqua County COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund to help people access essential services during the Coronavirus crisis.

    The money is intended to assist people in overcoming barriers to basic needs and must be used to access essential resources such as communication (phone, internet) or transportation (to work, food, health care, medications, hygiene, laundry, etc.). The money also can be used to buy emergency supplies (such as formula, diapers, cleaning supplies, hygiene supplies) that are currently difficult to obtain.

    Grant awards will not exceed $200 per request or a total of $500 per household. To be eligible to receive funding, a person must:

    • be a Chautauqua County resident;
    • be impacted by COVID-19;
    • demonstrate a need to access an essential resource;
    • indicate they have exhausted other funding sources;
    • stipulate no one else in the household has received money from the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund.

    The approval committee will begin reviewing requests Monday, April 20. To be considered at that time, requests for funding must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. Friday. To obtain a request form contact Beth Jermain, TRC’s Support Option Administrator, at 661-1557. Requests can be submitted by fax (661-1419) or email (beth,jermain@resourcecenter.org).

    After next Monday, funding requests will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the grant money is used up.

    Click here to see the full list of organizations that received money from the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund.

     

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