Bangor approves COVID-19 aid funding for two organizations

Bangor permitted giving $77,000 in pandemic aid funding to 2 native organizations — although metropolis councilors mentioned six requests — within the metropolis’s second wave of federal COVID-19 aid awards.

Bangor Space Homeless Shelter requested $10,000 to assist the group’s diversion program, which helps individuals liable to homelessness discover safe, protected housing. This system started in the course of the pandemic when the shelter had occupancy limits, and has efficiently diverted 99 individuals, in line with the group’s software.

Councilors additionally granted Jap Space Company on Growing older $67,000 to assist the group’s diet applications for older adults, caregivers and disabled adults for one 12 months. These applications vary from meal supply to the company’s “furry meals financial institution” that provides pet meals to low-income older adults.