Local organizations receive Community Development Block Grant

Three organizations were approved for the City of Biloxi’s Community Development Block Grant.

The recipients of the Community Development Block Grant plan to use the funds to improve areas with low and moderate income families in the City of Biloxi.

The Open Doors Homeless Coalition will receive $20,000 and the Gulf Coast Center for Non-Violence will receive $10,000. Gulf Coast Center for Non-Violence CEO Stacey Riley said, “To be able to be chosen by the City of Biloxi to provide this funding is an honor to us. It also shows the impact we are having on the community.”

The third recipient is the Moore Community House. $25,000 will go towards their early head start program, 104 kids are enrolled and the program takes in children as early as six weeks post-birth. “It’s a very impactful investment on the part of the city because it makes the parents who have their children enrolled in our program able to go to work here in the City of Biloxi.”

For the past few years, the CDBG assists the Community House in helping the children meet their development milestones. “So, we do a lot of health assessments. We invest to make sure the children have the kind of nutritional support, education, food, and activities.”

With the support from the City of Biloxi, all three recipients can achieve their goals towards having a better community. “Affording that kind of high quality child is impossible without the kind of assistance that our program offers. The investment from the city helps us to do that.”

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