LCD Group receives emergency flexible grant to ensure uninterrupted service during pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NeighborWorks America recently awarded $4.78 million in emergency flexible grants to 238 network members.
Lewis & Clark Development Group, the state’s only NeighborWorks America chartered organization, was among the organizations receiving funding.

“In these changing times, many organizations have to adjust and pivot to create more virtual environments, to acquire more supplies, all to serve the individuals and families who rely on them daily for their pressing needs,” said NeighborWorks America President & CEO Marietta Rodriguez. “We are trying to alleviate that burden as much as we can through the delivery of these emergency grants.”

Brent Ekstrom, LCD Group Executive Director, said funds are being used to advance technology to enable staff to work from home, virtually connect with clients, and for additional outreach initiatives.

“This grant is helping us provide uninterrupted service to our clients at a time when all our lives have been disrupted,” says Ekstrom. “It’s a shot in the arm that is in keeping with NeighborWorks America’s dedication to make sure each member organization is meeting its mission.”

NeighborWorks America supports a network of nearly 250 organizations, in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It is a congressionally chartered, national, nonpartisan nonprofit that provides access to homeownership, safe and affordable rental housing, and other community-building services.
In 2019, the NeighborWorks network provided services to 457,206 individuals and families throughout the United States.

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