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City Council OKs funding change for nonprofits outside budget cycle
The Daily Progress Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 10 p.m.

The Charlottesville City Council soon will consider awarding a $50,000 grant for a job-training program that housing activists, the city’s housing authority, a local nonprofit and the area’s community college have been working on since last fall.

On Monday, the council approved changes to a policy that limits how much money the city can give to nonprofits and community agencies outside of a yearly application process that is part of the annual budget development process.

Brandon Collins, an organizer with the Public Housing Association of Residents, said the funding would pay for the salaries of housing residents who apply for the pilot program, which is being established in partnership with PHAR, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, Piedmont Virginia Community College and the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

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