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Impact Alamance awards grants worth $155,700

Posted February 27, 2020 – Times News

Impact Alamance is giving seven local nonprofit organizations $155,700 through its Community Health Fund, the organization announced Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Seven community agencies were awarded funds to improve priorities identified in the county’s Community Health Assessment: access to care, education, and the economy.

“Impact Alamance values the partnerships we have with nonprofits that are working diligently to improve the health and wellness of all people in Alamance County,” said Marcy Green, vice president of programs at Impact Alamance. “We are proud to support these efforts.”

The competitive grant cycle is offered to Alamance County nonprofits each year. Applications are reviewed by the Community Grant Advisory Committee, made up of leaders throughout the county who make funding recommendations to the Impact Alamance board.

Approved Feb. 3 are:

• Alamance Community College: $29,000, dental equipment for student training center

Funds will be used to update equipment for the Dental Assistant Program at Alamance Community College. The new equipment will improve safety, sterilize instruments more quickly, and increase the community patients served.

• County Health Department: $10,000, One-Key Question training

Funds will provide “Train the Trainer” One-Key Question training for Health Department employees. This tool will be used to discuss pregnancy planning within clinics in an effort to prevent teen pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes. Additional funds will be used to purchase teen pregnancy supply packs and additional equipment to enhance the agency’s teen clinic.

• CityGate Dream Center: $23,600, community classroom and computer lab

Funds will equip a large classroom and computer lab, which will be used in conjunction with ACC, the Alamance-Burlington School System, Plaza Communitaria and One Step Further. Tutoring and access to Wi-Fi will be offered to aid the underserved community.

• Family Abuse Services: $33,100, supplies for the Our Sister’s House

Funding will purchase bed frames, mattresses, dressers, living-room furniture and appliances. The new heavy-duty supplies will create additional, long-lasting, safe living spaces for the women and children the shelter serves.

• Open Door Clinic: $35,000, equipment for new location

Funding will be used to upfit the Open Door Clinic exam rooms at their new location, with new exam tables, medical recording equipment, computers and a display screen. The new space will allow the clinic to better serve uninsured residents in Alamance County.

• Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club: $10,000, BookNook program

Funds will purchase the BookNook program, a series of easy-to-use tools that provide a personalized reading program for in-person instruction. The program will help improve literacy outcomes for children attending the Boys and Girls Club, serving as many as 80 youth bi-weekly.

• Southern Alamance Empowerment for Families: $15,000, transportation van

Funds will be used to purchase a van for transporting food from various sources, such as grocery stores, donation drops, and the Second Harvest Regional Food Back in Winston Salem. The van will help SAFE continue to decrease food insecurity in Alamance County.