Thursday, June 11, 2020

Inkster to receive grant funds for COVID-19 supplies

The City of Inkster will be among the communities benefiting from an additional $4,960,787 in grant funding administered by the Wayne County Commission.
The commissioners unanimously approved a modification to the county grant agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that will make the $4,960,787 in additional Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act money available to help county residents. The money will primarily be used in cities and by county-based social service agencies. In Inkster, funding will be provided for sanitizer and building cleaning.

The Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency will receive money for food distribution programs, to assist renters affected by COVID-19 in 26 communities and to complete a day shelter for Taylor-based ChristNet.
Samaritas will receive increased money for Wayne County Family Center operating costs and the Wayne County Economic Development Division will receive additional money for administration and planning fees.
Some money is unallocated and may be used for other community service programs under eligible under CARES Act provisions, officials said in a prepared statement.
The additional money brings the total amount of CARES Act money available to the county from $8,580,188 to $13,540,975.