Applications Open for Warren Sixth Ward Improvement Fund

WARREN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is accepting applications for the newly created Warren Sixth Ward Neighborhood Improvement Fund through July 31.

Created by Councilwoman Honeya Price, 6th Ward, this process will be used to disburse American Rescue Plan funds designated for her ward. Grants, ranging from from $1,000 to $5,000, will be made to support projects that meet the needs of residents in the 6th Ward in response to Covid-19 and the disruption of services caused by the pandemic.

“I wanted to give the 6th Ward residents the opportunity to become catalysts for breaking barriers and finding solutions to overcome challenges we see in our community,” Price said. “I am very thankful for Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley for collaborating with me to ensure this vision comes to fruition. This grant empowers the residents to take actions needed to strengthen their community.”

Applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a church with a nonprofit designation or a community organization with a fiscal sponsor. For organizations that don’t have a fiscal sponsor, Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership has agreed to serve that role; for more information, interested organizations can contact Matt Martin, executive director of TNP, at 330 647 6301 or matt@tnpwarren.org.

Community Foundation staff members will be available to answer questions from 3 to 5 p.m. June 18 at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County’s Main Library and June 20 at the Warren Library. Staff members are also available during normal business hours by calling the Community Foundation office at 330 743 5555.

“Following our work with the Warren Community Impact Fund to help the city of Warren distribute ARPA funds, we’re excited to partner with Councilwoman Honeya Price to support this effort at the neighborhood level,” said Casey Krell, Community Foundation president. “We know that the people who live in a community are the ones best suited to make change there, and we want to support them in that work.”

An application can be started HERE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.