Rochester-area charities receive CARES Act funding

ROCHESTER, NY (WHEC) – Several Rochester-area organizations are receiving federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act) funding.

The Urban League of Rochester receives $25,000, Villa of Hope receives $17,811 and Community Action of Orleans & Genesee receives $25,000.

Part of the CARES Act directs funds to services and supports for students and families impacted by the pandemic.

The Department of National Education’s Community Schools Technical Assistance Centers (CSTACs) will distribute the grants.

More than $1 million in CARES funds are distributed to charities across New York State in grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.

The funds go to organizations that provide social-emotional learning and/or mental health services, academic enrichment, digital literacy for students and families, and family services.

The CSTAC website has more information about the program and the different types of family services that are available at all schools in New York State.