Fulton County Announces Partners for First Wave of COVID-19 Relief Funding

Fulton County Announces Partners for First Wave of COVID-19 Relief Funding

April 03, 2020

Following the Board of Commissioners’ April 1, 2020 approval of $10 million for COVID-19 relief, more than $3.2 million has been allocated to a group of eight nonprofit agencies serving Fulton County residents and businesses. This represents the first wave of funding to meet immediate needs in the community.

“People in Fulton County need help and they need it now,” said Chairman Robb Pitts. “On behalf of the full Board of Commissioners, we are doing everything in our power to get funding into the community swiftly so it can get to the people who need it.”

“I am pleased we were able to distribute approximately one third of the $10 million award to trusted partners within days of approval,” said County Manager Dick Anderson. “We will plan to distribute an additional one-third each week for the next two weeks.”

Food Insecurity & Economic Assistance

Six nonprofit organizations will receive a total of $1,550,000 in funding to assist Fulton County residents suffering from the impact of COVID-19 with food and economic assistance, including mortgage, rent and utility payment assistance.

• Antioch Urban Ministries - $100,000
• Buckhead Christian Ministries - $250,000
• Community Assistance Center - $200,000
• Hosea Helps - $450,000
• North Fulton Community Charities - $350,000
• Midtown Assistance Center - $200,000

Homeless Services

• Mercy Care will receive $200,000 for COVID-19 testing of homeless individuals, including street outreach and the Gateway, Atlanta Mission, Salvation Army and City of Refuge shelters.

Small Business & Arts Organization Assistance

• ACE Loans will administer a $1.5 million small business loan program that will benefit Fulton County small businesses and arts organizations.

Residents seeking more information about these assistance programs and other information about Fulton County’s COVID-19 response can log on to www.fultoncountyga.gov/covid-19.