Support for emergency home repairs for the elderly and disabled, drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation, and free books for school-aged children are among the grants awarded in the 2019 summer grant cycle by NCCF.
• The Nelson County Community Development Fund for its on-going Emergency Home Repair Program to help create safe and healthy homes for low-income elderly and disabled county residents.
• Unity in Community for its financial aid programs to assist county residents with electric, fuel, medical and dental bills, rent and mortgage payments, and food, clothing and household needs.
• The Bridge Ministry to support a two-phased rehabilitation program to provide mentoring, vocational skills, and education to help recovering male addicts support their families.
• The BridgeLine to support vocational daycare and case management programs for adults with brain injuries in the county.
• Free Book Bus to support book purchases and fuel to bring a converted school bus public venues in Nelson County for book giveaways to youths.
Grants to two other organizations are contingent upon the organizations’ raising matching funds:
• Nelson Heritage Center-Millennium Group to use toward raising funds to renovate an aging community gym.
• Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to help finance a business center as part of a major expansion of the Nelson County Public Library.