ARPA funding helps prevent youth violence in Akron

AKRON — The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides $350 billion in additional funding for state and local governments.  

What You Need To Know

  • The Vincent House is a new after-school program for kids in Akron’s Middlebury neighborhood 
  • The program received $100,000 from Akron’s ARPA funding 
  • The city of Akron is accepting applications for this grant program until the end of October 

The city of Akron received $145 million in these federal funds.

The city said the money will be used to create a safer, healthier and more equitable Akron. 

One of the ways the city plans to do this is through the Youth Violence Prevention Community Grant Program. 

The Vincent House, a brand new after-school program, received $100,000 through this grant program. 

Madison Jones, the program director of The Vincent House, said that this funding makes all the difference for her program, which is less than one-year-old. 

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