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Originally published: February 2, 2022

United Way for the Midlands receives $5 million in ARPA funds from city of Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. — The city of Omaha has selected the United Way of the Midlands to help distribute funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.

The selection, which was approved by the Omaha City Council, will allow United Way of the Midlands to distribute the $5 million in funds.

According to a press release, the grant will address basic needs, such as access to food and shelter, services for persons experiencing homelessness, access to health care, behavioral and mental health services, health promotion and education, financial literacy and family support.

The city also announced that the Omaha Community Foundation will receive $10 million in ARPA funds to help workforce development and violence intervention and prevention.

“United Way of the Midlands is honored to receive these funds and partner with the City of Omaha and the Omaha Community Foundation to help those in need in our community,” said Shawna Forsberg, United Way of the Midlands President and CEO, said in a statement. “Together, focusing on what we each do best, we will ensure our neighbors have what they need to rebuild and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and keep moving forward.”

Agencies can apply for funds from United Way for the Midlands. Click here for more information. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 23.

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