Greene County Awards Over $6 Million in CARES Act Fund Grants

The Greene County Commission has voted to approve the latest recommendations from the CARES Act Citizens Advisory Committee to disburse more than $6 million in federal funds.

The money is aimed at providing support for groups who have either been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 shutdowns or who are providing services to those in need because of COVID related issues.

Here are the funds allocated by the County on Thursday by category:

Non-Profit/Community Organizations

  • Springfield Little Theatre – $6,000 for supplies and personnel
  • Ujima Literacy Program – $5,756.57 for community literacy, tutoring and previous expenditures
  • Crisis Nursery for Isabel’s House – $123,500 for payroll and other categories
  • Restoration of Hope Project – $21,010 staffing
  • Ozarks Trails Council Boy Scouts – $73,180 staffing and participant assistance
  • I Pour Life – $124,000 youth development programs, homelessness, video conferencing, and coaching and support services
  • Help Give Hope – $5,000 for utility assistance
  • Developmental Center of the Ozarks – $57,700 for payroll and other expenses
  • Watershed Committee – $4,400 for vehicle and other operating expenses
  • Family Violence Center – $32,580 for payroll, PPE and grab-and-go meals
  • Foster Adopt Connect – $11,200 for staffing
  • Ozarks Literacy Council – $6,000 for staffing
  • Victim Center – $12,706.65 for staffing and computer equipment
  • CASA – $17,523.84 for personnel
  • Springfield Ballet – $1,984 for cleaning and technology
  • The Beanie Brigade – $750 to distribute beanies to children undergoing cancer treatment
  • The Air and Military Museum – $4,192 for operations
  • Nightlight Christian Adoption Agency – $19,066.66 for payroll
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Services – $160,804 for rent and mortgage assistance
  • Catholic Charities – $306,321 for Rancho Motel renovations for homeless housing and mortgage and utility assistance
  • Family Life Community Service – $129,676 for nutrition program
  • Drew Lewis Foundation – $150,000 for housing, utility and food security
  • The Kitchen – $97,682.14 for emergency shelter, technology, cleaning supplies and payroll
  • Salvation Army – $28,105.50 for payroll and supplies

Health Care

  • Bobby and Betty Allison Ozarks Counseling Center –$25,074 for personnel
  • Women’s Medical Respite – $20,000 for payroll and homeless services
  • Jordan Valley Community Center – $328,395 for mobile clinic for vaccinations

Education

  • Missouri College Access Network – $360,000 to restore educational attainment
  • Baptist Bible College – $59,442.75 for PPE, payroll, maintenance and supplies
  • Willard Public Schools – $344,472.51 for PPE, technology and supplies
  • Missouri State University – $845,164.96 for COVID testing
  • Evangel University – $326,027 Technology and PPE
  • Drury University – $14,880.89 for supplies and communication equipment
  • Ozarks Technical Community College – $401,000 for COVID testing, PPE and other social distancing equipment
  • Springfield Public Schools – $1,180,518.06 for COVID related costs, supply expenses: masks, shields, health screening, remote learning equipment

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