ANC6B To Hold Special Call Meeting on COV Grants for Four Community Organizations
by Larry Janezich
August 6, 2020
Yesterday, ANC6B Chair Brian Ready announced an ANC6B Special Call Meeting to consider COV related humanitarian grants for four Ward Six organizations:
Capital Community Partners: Founded in 2013 as Near Southeast Community Partners (now Capital Community Partners) works to improve the environment and strengthen schools. They are asking for $15,000 to provide equipment and Wi-Fi services to students and teachers of Ward Six. https://www.capitalcommunitypartners.org/ Applicant: Bruce Darconte
Capitol Hill United Methodist Church: They are asking for $9,000 to support their program that provides food delivery to the homeless. https://chumc.net/ Applicant: Rev. Sam Marullo
Eastern Market Main Street: They are asking for $5,000 to continue a variety of on-going services such as one-one small business counseling for Capitol Hill merchants. https://www.easternmarketmainstreet.org Applicant: Charles McCaffrey
Light House DC: Light House DC launched its COVID Relief Program in early June to address the most immediate needs of the community during the COVID-19 health emergency. They are asking for $15,000 to help fund their COVID-19 Relief Program in Ward Six. https://lighthousewdc.org Applicant: Jingwen Sun
The total amount of request ($44,000) exceeds the $25,000 out of the $45,000 originally available. Last June, with encouragement from the city council, many ANCs decided to use a portion of their operating funds to support organizations providing humanitarian relief during the pandemic. ANC6B allocated $45,000 of its administrative reserve for grants to organizations in Ward 6.
At its July 14 monthly meeting, ANC6B approved a grant of $15,000 to Serve Your City for PEP, cleaning supplies, bath tissue, computer equipment and support, Wi Fi access, etc. The Commission also approved a grant of $5,000 to Shirley’s Place for winter clothing for the homeless.
The Special Call Meeting to approve Grant Applications will be held Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00pm. See hear for WebEx Log-In Information: https://www.anc6b.org/calendar/