The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte has been awarded a grant for $60,000 to provide temporary remote learning support for working families in our community. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte provides 6 remote learning sites serving more than 200 children who need a safe place to participate in remote learning while schools are closed to in-person instruction during the state’s current phase of reopening and the area schools systems’ virtual learning plans.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte is one of 116 organizations with 287 sites that have been approved for the grant; together these organizations will serve about 14,000 students across the state.
Governor Cooper signed HB 1105, Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0, into law on Sept. 4; in part, this allocates $19.85 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding for qualifying community-based organizations (CBOs) across the North Carolina. Per the legislation, the NC Alliance of YMCAs is administering the grant program that enables CBOs such as YMCAs, YWCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, county and municipal parks and recreation departments, and other qualifying organizations in North Carolina to apply for funding to recoup expenses related to remote learning support.
“We are honored to serve community organizations by administering these funds in accordance with federal guidelines,” said Sheree Thaxton Vodicka, CEO of the NC Alliance of YMCAs. “We’re grateful for our legislators and governor providing a path for community organizations statewide to meet the critical need of remote learning sites for students and to provide funding from the federal COVID-19 relief funding relief to support so many organizations in providing this support to families.”
“Our Clubs are open every day to provide the support students in our community need to navigate their virtual assignments,” said Marty Clary, executive director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte. “These funds are critical to maintaining this ever-important resources for families.”