DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw allocates $575,000 to local nonprofits

Speaking at the James R. Hallford Stadium food and vaccine distribution site in Clarkston on June 5, DeKalb County District 4 Commissioner Steve Bradshaw said of the pandemic, “This battle is not over and we‘ve got to fight this battle all the way.” Photo by Dean Hesse.

DeKalb County, GA — DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw has appropriated $575,000 to assist nine nonprofit, community agencies in the county to help residents with housing and food insecurities, and other essential needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The aid comes from funding the county received through the American Rescue Plan, according to a press release.

“I have seen firsthand that nonprofit agencies play a critical role when they partner with government to address societal issues,” Bradshaw said in the press release. “I am grateful to be able to allocate funds to assist these organizations do what they are good at and that is reaching individuals in the community and helping to address their immediate needs.”

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight challenges and insecurities of many citizens and local nonprofit agencies.

“I have met many among us who are hurting,” Bradshaw said. “Anything that my office can do to help mitigate the challenges faced by so many of our citizens is proper and appropriate.”

Bradshaw anticipates making future allocations of ARP funding to other agencies as the remainder of this year progresses.

The following agencies in district four received funding to provide various services and resources:

— Antioch AME CDC

— 100 Black Men of DeKalb County

— DeKalb County Juvenile Justice Council

— Friends of Disabled Adults and Children

— K.D. Moore Community Development Corporation

— Latin American Association

— Medcura Health

— Positive Growth Inc.

— Project Transformation North Georgia

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