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Storehouse New Mexico can continue buying groceries for newly unemployed clients. Enlace Comunitario can keep providing rental assistance to victims of domestic violence. And the Albuquerque Indian Center can maintain grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches, and mail service to homeless Native Americans.
That’s because these nonprofits are among 44, including some governmental agencies, that will get a piece of the $1 million Coronavirus Community Support and Recovery Fund, recently approved by Albuquerque city councilors. The awards range from $5,000 to $50,000.
The funding is being made available “because of the spike in need for the services these organizations and government agencies offer, and the difficulty they found themselves in serving the same clientele they had been serving before the COVID crisis,” said Councilor Diane Gibson, who was on the oversight committee that reviewed 68 request for proposal applications.