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Nearly $400,000 approved in Butte Strong Fund grants for Camp Fire survivors

The ​Butte​ Strong Fund has approved nearly $400,000 in new grants.

Posted: Feb 18, 2021 11:15 AM
Updated: Feb 18, 2021 11:15 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – The Butte Strong Fund approved nearly $400,000 in new grants to help Camp Fire survivors.

This includes support for a construction workforce training program at Butte College, housing for adults with developmental disabilities, an effort to distribute locally grown food in the burn area and a clean and sober housing facility that includes Camp Fire survivors, announced the North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF).

The money for a construction workforce training program at Butte College aims to get students into the rebuilding effort. The grant of $151,531 will help Butte College and the Alliance for Workforce Development get the program started while the college pursues long-term grant funding.

There is more than $130,000 to repair housing for adults with developmental disabilities. $60,000 will help the Butte County Local Food Network distribute locally grown food to fire survivors in Concow, Magalia, and other burned areas.

The rest of the funding goes to a sober housing facility that includes Camp Fire survivors. It will help rehabilitate five houses and six bunkhouses operated by Victory Village clean and sober housing in Bangor. Victory Village hopes to complete the project by April and will work with the county, housing advocates and case managers on outreach to fire survivors, according to the NVCF.

Organizations interested in applying for Butte Strong Fund grants can click here to determine if they qualify for funding.

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