Butte Strong Fund awarded grants totaling over $800,000 for Camp Fire recovery

The Butte Strong Fund has awarded 17 grants totaling more than $800,000 for Camp Fire recovery efforts.

Posted: Aug 19, 2019 3:30 PM
Updated: Aug 19, 2019 3:32 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The Butte Strong Fund has awarded 17 grants totaling more than $800,000 for Camp Fire recovery.

The grants were approved Friday, Aug. 16, at a meeting of the Butte Strong Fund grant committee.

The program was established in early 2019 and provides funding for eligible organizations or local government entities that are directly serving people affected by the Camp Fire.

The largest grant was $203,767 to support the Roadmap to Recovery Program by United Policyholders. The grant will help United Policyholders continue its Roadmap to Recovery Program, which includes free public meetings and workshops as well as individual consultations. The program helps with insurance settlements.

The fund also gave grants to Butte 2-1-1 which helps with emergency financial assistance. This will allow Butte 2-1-1 to process and verify up to 200 emergency financial assistance applications for distribution of direct assistance funds to Camp Fire survivors who have verified the need for immediate financial support.

Another grant went out to The Boys and Girls Club and the Jesus Center to hire disaster case managers. 

For more information on the grants, CLICK HERE

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