Lewisville City Council authorizes $817K in Community Development Block Grant funds for social services

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Lewisville City Council voted Nov. 1 to authorize eight agreements with recipients of Community Development Block Grants. (Valerie Wigglesworth/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lewisville City Council voted Nov. 1 to authorize eight agreements with recipients of Community Development Block Grants. (Valerie Wigglesworth/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lewisville City Council unanimously approved a motion at its Nov. 1 meeting to execute eight Community Development Bock Grant agreements with locally-based charities and outreach groups.

A total of $817,822 was granted to the city from the U.S. Development of Housing and Urban Development for social services that plan, prepare or respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a city memo. City officials decided the grant money should be focused on the areas of food insecurity, mental health services, child care and mortgage assistance, the memo stated.

According to the city’s breakdown, Business & Community Leaders of Texas will receive the largest appropriation of funds, $381,400, for mortgage relief, while the Children’s Advocacy Center for North Texas will receive the second-largest allocation of $150,000.

The Salvation Army-Lewisville will receive $85,522, and Friends of Shiloh Garden is set to receive $60,000.

Journey to Dream will receive $50,000, Christian Community Action gets $40,000, PediPlace will receive $30,001, and The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will receive an allocation of $20,000.


According to the memo, an additional $899 of funding is currently unallocated.


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