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ACT for Alexandria Awards $1.4 Million to Local Nonprofits

ACT for Alexandria President & CEO Heather Peeler (Zebra Press file photo)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – ACT for Alexandria is known for its support of the Alexandria community. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, ACT created the Alexandria Resilience Fund. That fund, which is derived from the ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund, has awarded $1.4 million in grants to date.

“The Alexandria Resilience Fund will support the health and sustainability of local nonprofit organizations addressing ongoing and emerging human service needs of City residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” reads an ACT email.

ACT plans to increase its efforts to support those in need, thanks to $2 million in CARES Act funding from the City of Alexandria.

Funds will be given to local organizations that address economic and food security, housing stability, health services access, equity in education, and the needs of children and their families.

ACT plans to award grants until the $2 million is depleted. To learn more about the Alexandria Resilience Fund, click HERE. The application can be found HERE. Applicants are advised to read all criteria and guidelines.

To view a list of nonprofits that have received grants, click HERE. Want to contribute to the Fund? Click HERE.

Note: This Friday, Nov. 6 at noon, ACT President & CEO Heather Peeler will discuss a number of topics important to residents with Kate Garvey, the director of Alexandria’s Department of Human and Community Services. Register HERE to attend the Zoom meeting.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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