COVID-19 put a spotlight on the critical role that community service navigators play in spreading knowledge and increasing awareness about available resources to those in need. The Alexandria Community Access and Emergency Support Grant Program funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) is a project built upon findings from the City’s 2021 Emergency Bridge Pilot Program. The purpose of this funding is to sustain and build upon this work.
Recognizing nonprofits have deep, trusted relationships with community members, ACT for Alexandria is working in collaboration with the Department of Community & Human Services to ensure that individuals and families are accessing federal, state, and local programs. Investing in this work is necessary as access, language, literacy, technology, and other barriers pose a challenge for many community members who are applying for assistance.
8 organizations were selected to use this funding to support and address the ongoing needs of Alexandrians. This pilot program will run for a 20-month period.
- African Communities Together
- AHC Inc.
- The Child and Family Network Centers
- EnDependence Center of Northern Virginia
- Legal Aid Justice Center of Northern Virginia
- Tenants and Workers United
- Wesley Housing
ACAES Joint Press Release, ACT for Alexandria and City of Alexandria
Please contact Shelley Spacek Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 739–7778.
This program is being supported by the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds award number 21.027 awarded by the City of Alexandria, Virginia by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.