Atlanta alliance getting $1 million to ensure thriving communities

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Atlanta alliance getting $1 million to ensure thriving communities

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The SPARCC initiative is awarding the funding to Atlanta’s TransFormation Alliance. SPARCC’s other initial award sites are in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Memphis, and the San Francisco Bay Area. AJC file photo.

Atlanta’s TransFormation Alliance, a partnership of 17 government agencies, businesses, and nonprofits, is one of six to be awarded $1 million in direct grant and technical assistance funds over the next three years from SPARCC, which stands for the Strong, Prosperous, And Resilient Communities Challenge.

SPARCC is a $90 initiative of Enterprise Community Partners, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Low Income Investment Fund, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Funding support comes from the Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The California Endowment.

SPARCC said in the past, some communities have been divided by local and regional infrastructure that also limited opportunities, especially for people of color and low-income areas. Multidisciplinary groups will lead SPARCC’s work to bring residents and public and private sectors together to ensure everyone thrives in their communities.

The other organizations getting awards are in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Memphis, and the San Francisco Bay area.

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