Alachua County Approves CAPP Agencies Funding
Over a million dollars was doled out today by Alachua County Commissioners to agencies that help the poor.
The Community Agency Partnership Program, or CAPP, supports services provided by non-profits in food, health care, housing and children's safety and education.
25 organizations were projected to receive money in the coming year based on the advisory board's recommendations including: The Early Learning Coalition, Planned Parenthood, and the Saint Francis House.
The decision was good news for one disabled resident on a fixed income, who told commissioners she needs more help.
All commissioners, except Susan Baird, voted to allocate the money as the CAPP advisory board recommended, with two changes.
Florida Organic Growers, which was not recommended for funding, received $13 thousand dollars. The Gainesville Opportunity Center, which was recommended to receive $20 thousand dollars, was not funded at all.
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