Several metro area organizations are receiving gifts just in time for the holiday season.
DeKalb County announced Friday it is giving $807,629 in grants to 48 nonprofits, including Atlanta Legal Aid, Mercy Housing, and the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Grant awards range from $10,000 to $20,000, and at least half of the awarded amount must be used for programming, officials said. The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved the allocation request by its human services department last week.
According to the county, $617,808 of the funds will come from the county’s general fund and another $189,821 from the victims assistance fund, which is supported by the collection of court fees.
Additional information was not provided about the awarding process, but county officials said the grant program “used an evaluation process designed to identify qualified applicants,” according to the release.
Read the full list of nonprofits and the grant awards here.
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