City Awarded Emergency Solutions Grant, Assists Area Service Organizations

During the March 7, 2016 Cape Girardeau City Council meeting, multiple resolutions were presented, authorizing City staff to execute agreements with The Salvation Army, the Safe House for Women, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri, and the Community Caring Council, providing the organizations with Emergency Solutions Grant Funds from the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC).
The City was recently awarded the grant from the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC). The City requested $150,000.00 in funds to be used by the agencies listed above, including funds for administrative services by the City.
The City was awarded $139,670.11 in grant funds. MHDC approved $7,000.00 in funds for The Salvation Army; $36,070.11 for the Safe House for Women, Inc.; $46,400.00 for Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri; $46,400.00 for the Community Caring Council; and $3,800.00 for City administrative services. Grant funds will be used to support the operations of the agencies, allowing continued and improved services for their clients.
A 100 percent match is required for the administrative portion of the grant ($3,800.00), which covers the aforementioned organizations’ programs. The City will share this cost with the Cape Girardeau County.
For more information, please contact City of Cape Girardeau Development Services Department, Planning Services Division, at 573-339-6327.