CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- DuPage County is giving away a lot of money.
The DuPage County Board announce it has awarded a total of $1 million to 56 local nonprofits Tuesday through the DuPage County Human Services Grant Fund.
The County Board created this fund to partner with local agencies that directly serve the needs of DuPage County residents.
“DuPage County residents continue to face new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. These dollars will help our nonprofits to pursue additional private and public support to assist the largest number of people possible and provide vital community services, protecting our most vulnerable populations. We are honored to help improve the lives of DuPage County residents through this program,” said Chairman Dan Cronin, in a statement.DuPage officials said the grants are available to organizations that promote self-sufficiency and help families achieve independence, ensure the protection of children and other vulnerable residents, and maximize prevention opportunities to strengthen families' well-being and stability.
The grants range from $2,683.25 to $45,000. The agencies were required to be registered as a 501(c)(3), serve a broad geographical area of DuPage County and have made a substantial impact on County residents for at least three years.