The City of Roseville has awarded $60,000 to six local nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including a food shelf, a furniture bank, and a mental health and youth services provider.
On Monday, the Roseville City Council approved $10,000 grants to:
- Bhutanese Community Organization of Minnesota (BCOM)
- Keystone Community Services
- Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM)
- Kids in Need Foundation
- Northeast Youth and Family Services (NYFS)
City leaders are using a portion of the $4 million in federal funds that Roseville received as part of the American Rescue Plan Act.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 delivered $350 billion in aid to states, municipalities, counties, and tribal governments across the country. One of the key objectives of the funding was to support an equitable recovery for households and businesses and to address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the unequal impact of the pandemic on certain populations.
Local nonprofit grant recipients were vetted through an application process. To be eligible, organizations needed to provide direct services, education, or advocacy to Roseville residents in response to the pandemic or to have experienced documented negative financial impacts from the pandemic.