The Door County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved more than $263,000 in grants to 11 health and human service nonprofit organizations.
These funds primarily are being drawn from a previously approved grant program and will utilize a portion of the Covid relief money allocated under the American Rescue Plan, a 2021 federal law.
The plan recommended by the county’s Health and Human Services Board to approve 100 percent of each of the organizations’ requests was approved unanimously, with 21 votes.
The plan will utilize $200,000 from the previously approved grant program as well as $63,871 from the $1.2 million Covid relief money allocated to the Health and Human Services department.
The approved grants include:
- Boys & Girls Club of Door County ($40,000) – Adding mental health services at the club.
- HELP of Door County ($75,000) – Adding outreach in the northern and southern parts of the county for the organization’s domestic abuse-related services.
- United Way of Door County’s Stride program for youth mental health ($9,880) – Increasing the number of mental health counseling hours available in the school systems.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters ($18,000) – Increasing the number of volunteers participating in the program.
- Lakeshore CAP Food Pantry ($15,000) – Increasing the amount of food available for distribution.
- Lakeshore CAP Jak’s Place ($8,000) – Adding additional in-person meal options for the mental health resource center.
- Altrusa of Door County ($10,000) – Supporting the back-to-school efforts of the organization, which distributes school supplies and gym shoes to students in need.
- Habitat for Humanity repairs ($25,000) – Supporting home repairs for residents, including repairs for siding, windows and foundation leaks and repairs or replacements for roofs.
- The 115 Club ($25,000) – Supporting the completion of an outdoor gathering space to be used by club members of the addiction recovery support organization. (Disclosure: Knock board member Peter Mannoja is The 115 Club’s president.)
- Habitat for Humanity mortgage relief ($20,491) – Assisting 12 families who fell behind in their mortgage payments due to the pandemic.
- FISC Money Management ($17,500) – Supporting money management counselors, whose primary purpose would be to provide financial counseling and education to help people achieve financial self-sufficiency and stability.