Each public service provider receives funding from several sources to account for their individual budget requirements. There are no sources for housing activities provided by nonprofit organizations although the nonprofit public service activities funded through CDBG will and do contribute to their respective programs through other sources (i.e., cash donations, United Way, in-kind services, other grants such as Emergency Shelter Grant, VISTA, etc.)
Grand Prairie United Charities
The mission of this program is to provide immediate emergency assistance to those in need and promote self-sufficiency and economic independence. The program services include but are not limited to: child care, support programs to prevent homelessness, and prevention activities. Services are to provide low income families with food, rent and mortgage assistance and help with utility assistance (water, gas and electric). CDBG funds are used to pay salaries for a Case Manager, Food Pantry Coordinator and Assistant Case Worker.
Brighter Tomorrows’ mission is to reduce violence in our communities and empower victims of domestic and sexual violence by providing services that include but are not limited to: child care, recreation programs, abuse and counseling treatments and educational programs. This public service is limited to a specific group of people (i.e. at-risk youths, low/moderate income persons, battered women and children, etc.) Public services also include the cost of operating and maintaining that portion of a facility in which the service is located.
Payment of expenses are related to the direct operation of battered women and children shelter. This includes food, clothing, shelter, emergency transportation, emergency medical care, 24-hour a day crisis intervention, legal assistance in civil and criminal justice systems, educational arrangements for children, support groups, parenting classes, survival skills and domestic and sex violence counseling.
Children First Center Counseling Center
The mission of Children First is to end the cycle of abuse and domestic violence through education and counseling with emphasis on the prevention of and recovery from abuse, neglect, and victimization.
Public service provides services that include but are not limited to: child care, recreation programs, abuse and counseling treatments and educational programs. This public service is limited to a specific group of people (i.e., at-risk youths, low/moderate income persons, battered women and children, etc.). Public services also include the cost of operating and maintaining that portion of a facility in which the service is located.
Funds are used for abuse counseling at a reduced cost. This includes counseling and guidance services with a primary focus on child abuse prevention.
Charlie Taylor/Bowles & Dalworth Day Camp
After school and day camps are provided Monday through Friday for school age children under the supervision of the Parks and Recreation Department. The after school program offers school age children a fun and supervised safe haven for after school hours. Whenever children are out of school this program provides a camp to keep Grand Prairie students active and safely supervised. Summer camps offer a variety of activities such as recreational games, swimming, arts & crafts and field trips. This service is provided to low and moderate income children that reside in the City of Grand Prairie.
LifeLine Shelter for Families
The mission of this program is to address homelessness in Grand Prairie providing full services to homeless families including shelter, clothing, and transportation along with educational and employment services.
Public service provides service to homeless families with children. The program will help provide emergency shelter, clothing and transportation to the homeless children identified in the Grand Prairie School District.
Star Group Community Development Corporation
The Star Group Community Development Corporation provides the disenfranchised citizens of Grand Prairie with assistance in becoming independent. Programs include conversational English, adult reading and writing, GED preparation, computer literacy, after-school tutoring for youths and children, an intensive summer youth program, summer feeding program for youth, seniors and the homeless. In addition, emergency assistance, job training, financial training, food clothing, emergency utility assistance and emergency rental assistance.
The funding for this program is used specifically to pay fees to obtain identification, driver’s license and birth certificates to aid in obtaining jobs. Funding is also use to purchase books, CD’s for GED and employment training and counseling.