United Way of Grant County has announced the request for funding proposals is now open for the COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative (ERI). The ERI has been made possible through a partnership between Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Indiana United Ways. These special funds will be used to boost the efforts of selected area human and social service nonprofits on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ERI is designed to address relief from and transition to a routine after the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has aggravated many of the root causes and circumstances of poverty and increased the challenges faced by Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed (ALICE) families in Grant County. Now as before the pandemic, United Way of Grant County is focused on addressing root causes that are barriers to strengthening families in the community.