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Maine Township Board approves 2020 agency funding

Each year agencies are invited to present written applications to the Township for funding

 

Last updated 1/29/2020 at 4:19pm



A total of $436,096 allocated among 29 agencies that provide services to people in Maine Township was approved by the Maine Township Board of Trustees on Dec. 16. Funds come from a line item under the Town Fund of the Maine Township annual budget.

Because of this funding, when a senior needs housing assistance, the help will be there. A drug or alcohol dependent resident will get the counseling needed. A single mother will have daycare services so she can work. These and other services are provided by dozens of social service agencies throughout the area that receive funding from Maine Township.

“As a Township elected official for almost two decades, Agency funding is, in my opinion, the most important function we as a Township provide our residents and illustrates the essence of Township government; direct services to our residents in need.”

Each year agencies are invited to present written applications to the Township for funding. Representatives are required to give a presentation to the Board to answer questions before any financial determinations are made. Township staff members visit agencies to ensure compliance with grant provisions and agencies also submit monthly performance reports. Township also supports these agencies with events and activities such as Agency Day that provides training and networking opportunities for agency representatives.

 

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