City to Dedicate $6M to Assist Families with Essential Needs During the Pandemic

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates has approved the use of $6 million from the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund to help provide families in need with groceries and other essentials during the pandemic. 

The new program, which is a partnership with Open Society Institute Baltimore, will target vulnerable groups such as homeless youth as well as families who may not be eligible for assistance supported by federal coronavirus funds including undocumented immigrants.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

Up to 15,000 people are expected to receive a $400 prepaid debit card to help them pay for essentials via the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance program, a partnership with Open Society Institute Baltimore.

The Baltimore City Council in April authorized the use of up to $9 million from the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund to buy kids food and laptops to use during virtual learning.

For more information:

Baltimore will use youth fund money to help families afford groceries, necessities amid pandemic (The Baltimore Sun)

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