United Way of Acadiana contributes $440,000 to community programs

United Way of Acadiana confirms plans to invest $440,000 during the 2020-2021 grant cycle into community programs created and administered by regional nonprofits.

Posted: Jul 23, 2020 10:39 AM

LAFAYETTE- United Way of Acadiana confirms plans to invest $440,000 during the 2020-2021 grant cycle into community
programs created and administered by regional nonprofits. Twenty eight programs will be funded through PACT (Plan of
Action for Community Transformation) United, a competitive, community-wide initiative focused on United Way of Acadiana’s
three focus areas of education, earnings and essentials. Founded in 2008, United Way of Acadiana’s PACT United provides grants to organizations focused on helping more children graduate from high school, building financial stability in hard working families, and ensuring that neighbors meet their basic needs. Since the previous 2018-2020 grant cycle, the time period for funding has transitioned from two to one year, allowing more organizations frequent opportunities to apply and, in the wake of COVID-19, a chance for programs to recalibrate as circumstances change. “The PACT United is an opportunity for United Way of Acadiana to collaborate with and assist organizations that are making great things happen in our communities,” said Carlee Alm -LaBar, President/CEO of United Way of Acadiana. “Each program selected for the grant moves us in the right direction by combating obstacles that hinder the success of area children and the prosperity of local families. We look forward to strengthening our relationships with local nonprofits not only through PACT funding, but by providing enrichment opportunities, volunteer mobilization frameworks, and connections that will lay the foundation for collective impact efforts.”

2020-2021 PACT United Grant Award Recipients for Earnings include:
ASSIST Agency: Financial Counseling/IDA
Faith House of Acadiana: Economic Empowe
rment for Battered Women
Junior Achievement of Acadiana: Virtual Finance Park
VITA Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults: Literacy Works
2020-2021 PACT United Grant Award Recipients for Education include:
16th Judicial District, Family Service Division:
Early Intervention Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana: Mentoring for Success
Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana: Blueprint for Impact–Making Every Hour Count
Empowering the Community for Excellence: ETCFE Tutoring Program
Evangeline Area Council,
Boy Scouts of America: Scout Reach
Faith House of Acadiana: Ready Readers
Family Tree Information, Education, & Counseling Center: Best Moms and Best Dads
Hearts of Hope–Lafayette: I Have a Voice
New Hope Community Development of Acadiana: After School M
entoring Program
New Hope Community Development of Acadiana: Summer Program
St. Martin Parish School Board: Access to Care
St. Martin Parish School Board: Telehealth for Tots

Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park: Folk Arts Teen Advisory Council
VITA Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults: Keys to Success
2020-2021 PACT United Grant Award Recipients for Essentials include:
Acadia Council on Aging: Home Delivered Nutrition Program
Acadiana Outreach Center: The Lighthouse for Families

ASSIST Agency: Emergency Assistance
Catholic Charities of Acadiana: Emily House
Catholic Charities of Acadiana: FoodNet
Catholic Charities of Acadiana: Homeless Prevention and Diversion at Msgr. Sigur Center
Catholic Charities of Acadiana: St. Joseph Shelter for Men
Faith House of Acadiana: Shelter Program
Lafayette Council on Aging: Meals on Wheels
Second Harvest Food Bank: Feeding Acadiana
In addition, United Way of Acadiana continues to manage other ongoing investments and community partnerships. The next
opportunity to apply for a PACT United grant is January of 2021. All 501(c)(3) organizations are encouraged to learn more
about application guidelines. For more information on PACT United, please visit www.UnitedWayofAcadiana.org/pactgrants
or call 337-706-1230.

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