Sen. Yaw: Union, Snyder Community Action Agency Awarded Funding to Alleviate Homelessness

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded a $30,000 grant awarded to the Union, Snyder (CAA) Community Action Agency to assist individuals currently experiencing homelessness.

“In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, making concerted efforts to address homelessness in our region is of the utmost importance to our most vulnerable citizens,” Sen. Yaw said.  “This funding will enable the Union, Snyder Community Action Agency to serve area residents with additional emergency shelter needs.”

According to today’s announcement, the commonwealth recently received its second allocation of Emergency Solutions Grant funding from the CARES Act (ESG-CV) funds, and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) set aside a portion of those funds to create the ESG-CV Code Blue program, which helps provide emergency shelter in preparation for the winter months.

Under the program, funding will be provided for emergency shelter and temporary emergency shelter for those experiencing homelessness in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  The funds will be used to assist homeless providers and communities prepare for, prevent and respond to the coronavirus by providing emergency shelter, targeted outreach, and temporary emergency shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness this winter.

The Union-Snyder CAA has been delivering programs and services to help individuals and families living with low income achieve self-sufficiency since 1979. They are committed to addressing local community issues through partnerships and additional various community initiatives.

A full list of awardees announced today can be found here.

For more state-related news and information visit Senator Yaw’s website at www.SenatorGeneYaw.com or on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.

 

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