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Commissioners Award Community Service Contracts to 72 Organizations | Print |

On February 21, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved the award of $5.5 million in contracts with a group of 72 community nonprofits through the Community Services Program.   The CSP received 136 proposals in the areas of Children and Youth Services, Disabilities, Economic Stability/Poverty, Homelessness and Senior Services.

“Our focus remains on providing services with impact while efficiently using the County’s general funds,” said Fulton County Manager Dick Anderson, describing the 2018 funding awards as a continuation of the County’s strategy to serve citizens with the greatest needs through programs that focus on effectiveness.
The CSP program is the County’s premiere program for supporting social services programs that align with the County’s Strategic Plan for Community Impact.   Appropriations from the County’s Department of Community Development‘s General Fund budget supports the delivery of essential community services to Fulton County residents.
“We are committed to community collaborations and with our CSP partners, in 2017, we served 173,991 citizens,” said Community Development Director Frankie Atwater. “This is momentous as we exceeded our goal by providing vital services to 93,020 more residents than previously projected.”  
In 2017, CSP efforts funded services to citizens all ages throughout the County:    
• Provided 25,000 young people with results-based afterschool and summer programming, that included efforts to improve overall academic readiness
• Reached more than 1,600 citizens with disabilities, to include supporting programs that   helped residents transition successfully to higher education, employment, or vocational training in addition to providing Home Medical Equipment and radios for the blind, visually-impaired, and print-impaired;
• Provided rental, mortgage, utility and transportation assistance to more than   23,000 citizens   who were caught in a cycle of poverty;  
• Provided more than 38,000 Fulton County seniors with home repairs, transportation and meals assistance.
For more information about the Community Service Program, contact Carlos Thomas, Program Manager at 404-612-0749.
Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including, communications in an alternative format should contact the Department of Housing and Community Development at (404) 613-7944. For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.


For more information, visit Fulton County’s website at www.fultoncountyga.gov or connect with Fulton County government on Twitter at @FultonInfo or Facebook at @fultoninfo.


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