$100,000 in New Grants Awarded to Help ALICE
These NEW partner programs will join our 40 other current partner programs in our efforts to help 10,000 more working families meet their basic needs by 2025.
Goodwill -Wheels to Work Planning Grant: a collaborative effort to develop a three-county plan to provide safe, reliable transportation for area ALICE families.
Love INC – The Empower Project: a free 8-week program offering education on banking, insurance, investments, credit reports, money saving tips, and individual mentoring. Childcare is also provided for this incentive-based program.
Employee Resource Network– Muskegon Expansion: ERNs support and educate employees through on-site success coaches who provide referrals, budgeting and emergency loans to assist with utilities, housing, transportation, and other emergencies.
Boys & Girls Club of Muskegon Lakeshore (BGCML) – Project Great Futures: programming aimed at academic success, healthy living and character and leadership development for students in Muskegon and Muskegon Heights.
Mission for Area People (MAP): MAP will assist in transportation needs of working families through emergency assistance.
El Centro Hispano de Oceana – Emergency Assistance Fund: pilot initiative providing financial stability to full-time residents of Oceana County employed in low-wage positions and struggle to meet unexpected expenses through emergency grants and loans.
Read Muskegon – Family Literacy: program supporting low-literacy ALICE families and their 0-5 year old children by offering a menu of literacy support services including: 1-1 tutoring ; weekly small group classes aimed at improving employment and life skills; literacy based play & learn groups, healthy cooking workshop, monthly family literacy dinners for incarcerated fathers, and family literacy events.