Pasadena gives nod to agency grants
— reported by the Houston Chronicle(1)
Pasadena City Council on Tuesday gave final approval to funding for most of the social service agencies slated for federal grants.
About a dozen Pasadena agencies are earmarked to receive $305,000 in Community Development Block Grants, and four others will receive about $85,500 through the federal Emergency Shelter Grants program. Locally, the recipients are chosen by a volunteer committee that reviews applications.
The agreement with Bethany Place passed on first reading Tuesday, with Harrison casting the lone dissenting vote without an explanation. Bethany Place is designated to get $70,000 in CDBG funds, the largest of Pasadena’s awards. It is also slated for $15,000 in Emergency Shelter Grant funds.
Pasadena’s total funding for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1 is about $2.2 million, just under last year’s $2.34 million. Up to 15 percent of the grant can be awarded to social agencies.
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