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Tempe announces $450,000 in grants to nonprofit homeless shelters

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PHOENIX– Tempe is offering $450,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations in order to support expanded services for the city’s homeless population during its hottest season of the year, officials said in a release.

Through a partnership with Tempe Community Council, Tempe is offering grants to nonprofits that provide congregate shelter services as a part of the city’s continued efforts to prevent and end homelessness.

“Cities across the country have been seeing increased numbers of people experiencing homelessness, and that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mayor Corey Woods said in a press release Wednesday.

“In Tempe, we are investing heavily and making progress. We are connecting people to housing and social services every day.”

The grants will provide assistance to nonprofit organizations that serve vulnerable populations in the city such as veterans, families, the elderly and those who are chronically homeless, the release said.

Tempe officials funded projects to combat the city’s steadily growing annual homeless population such as utilizing motel rooms as a shelter and continuing to provide assistance through the HOPE outreach team, the release said.

The deadline for application is July 7.

Nonprofits can apply for the grant through the Tempe Community Council website.

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