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United Way Of Acadiana Announces 2021-22 Pact United Grantees

United Way of Acadiana announces its 2021 PACT United (Plan of Action for Community Transformation) grant recipients.

Posted: Jul 2, 2021 10:07 AM

LAFAYETTE - United Way of Acadiana announces its 2021 PACT United (Plan of Action for Community Transformation) grant recipients. Through the awarded funds, $403,000 will be invested into 20 local organizations that are committed to addressing complex community problems through their programs.

Started in 2008, PACT United is a competitive, community-wide initiative focused on supporting community partnerships that are aligned with United Way of Acadiana’s three focus areas of education, earnings, and essentials. By focusing on supporting these needs, United Way, and their PACT partners, are collectively helping more children graduate from high school, building financial stability in hard working families, and ensuring that community members have their basic needs met.

“PACT United grants are focused on supporting organizations who are positively impacting our community,” said Carlee Alm-LaBar, President/CEO United Way of Acadiana. “We are excited to invest in these organizations and to support their programs through enrichment opportunities, volunteer mobilization, and connections that will lay the foundation for future community growth.”

For the 2021-22 grant cycle, 20 organizations and 26 programs will be funded through PACT United.

Education Grantees:

16th Judicial District - Family Service Division of the DA's Office
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana - Mentoring for Success
Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana - Blueprint for Impact: Making Every Hour Count
Clearport - Clearport Mentoring Program and Clearport Tutoring Program
Empowering the Community for Excellence - Empowering the Community for Excellence
Faith House - Ready Readers
St. Martin Parish Schools - Access to Care
The Family Tree Information, Education & Counseling Center - Community Education (Best Moms, Best Dads, & Monthly Webinars)
VITA - Keys to Success

Earnings Grantees:

ASSIST Agency- Financial Counseling
Escape From Poverty - Increase Capacity of Success Series Life Skills Program
Faith House - Economic Empowerment for Battered Women
Hearts of Hope - Securing a Brighter Future
Junior Achievement of Acadiana - Virtual Finance Park
VITA - Education Works

Essentials Grantees:

Acadia Council on Aging, Inc. - Home-Delivered Nutrition Program
Acadiana Outreach Center - The Lighthouse for Families
Acadiana Regional Coalition on Homelessness & Housing (ARCH) - ShareHouse
ASSIST Agency- Emergency Assistance
Catholic Charities of Acadiana - CCA Food & Nutrition - Mobile St. Joseph Diner
Faith House - Emergency Shelter Program
Hospice of Acadiana Foundation - Palliative Program
Second Harvest - Second Harvest Food Bank Feeding Acadiana
St. Martin Parish Schools - Telehealth
The Lafayette Council of Aging, Inc. - Meals on Wheels

The next opportunity to apply for a PACT United grant is early 2022. For more information on United Way of Acadiana’s impact, visit

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