SAN ANGELO – Tom Green County Commissioners Tuesday approved a $575,00 grant from the Federal American Rescue Plan Act for the Concho Valley Community Action Agency.
CVCAA is going to be able to continue to help low-income neighbors throughout the Concho Valley with this county partnership.
According to a released from the Concho Valley Community Action Agency, on the morning of November 29th, 2022, in the upstairs courtroom of the Judge Edd B. Keyes Building, the Tom Green Commissioner’s Court approved the grant proposal by CVCAA.
The unanimous vote allowed a portion of the American Rescue Plan Act funds, or ARPA, to be given to the Concho Valley Community Action Agency for several of their growing programs.
The American Rescue Plan Act was passed to help communities overcome the disruptions and obstacles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. While most of the country has moved on, many families are still struggling to catch up from large hospital bills, missed work, or lost jobs. It has been CVCAA’s mission since 1966 to help those families through whatever hardships are thrown their way.
CVCAA proposed to use the ARPA funds to assist with utility assistance and disconnects, HVAC repairs, weatherization, and homelessness prevention. In addition to fueling some existing programs, CVCAA has budgeted a portion of funds to be set aside help cover rent for families with school age children experiencing homelessness.
Additionally, CVCAA plans to use some of the funds to help run the Heating/Cooling Center for our neighbors vulnerable to the elements. CVCAA Executive Director Mike Burnett said, “We’re really excited to partner with Tom Green County to provide residents of the county with some much-needed assistance.”
CVCAA expects to be able to start using the ARPA funds by December 1st, 2023.