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Last week, the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County awarded funding to eight local nonprofits to ensure they can continue providing assistance to clients throughout the coronavirus crisis. As part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Funding from a local funding consortium, the Children’s Services Council has committed to grants totaling $83,417.
One such grant is being provided to the Easter Seals Early Steps program for technology upgrades to support a change in service delivery. The Early Steps program provides necessary therapy services for children ages 0 to 3 years old and has shifted to a telehealth model to continuing serving clients.
Other local groups receiving funding during this second round of grants include the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, Fort Pierce Police Department, Graceway Village, Hibiscus Children’s Center, the St. Lucie County Education Foundation and Tykes and Teens.
These agencies join Lindsay School of the Arts, who was awarded funding in the first round of grants to provide emergency child care to families working jobs deemed essential services.