After Months Of Talk, Funds Awarded To Local Nonprofits

Non-Profit Assistance Program funds totaling $1.5 million were awarded to nine organizations by the Jamestown Local Development Corp. on Wednesday. Awards over $100,000 now need approval by the Jamestown City Council. P-J photo by Eric Tichy

After months of discussion, the Jamestown Local Development Corp. this week approved $1.5 million in funds to nine local nonprofit organizations. All but two of the awards now need approval by the Jamestown City Council because the amounts are over $100,000.

JLDC members had been considering ways to distribute the Non-Profit Assistance Program funds.

More than $2.75 million in assistance for a variety of projects was requested between nine organizations — the Robert H. Jackson Center, National Comedy Center, The Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Chautauqua Opportunities, St Luke’s Episcopal Church, Jamestown Center City Development Corp., Collaborative Children’s Solutions, the Jamestown Area YMCA and the YWCA of Jamestown.

The Non-Profit Assistance Program has been funded with $1.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act money.

On Wednesday JLDC members agreed, though not unanimously, to fully fund organizations that had requested less than $200,000 then cap all other requests at $200,000.

As a result, the YMCA, Jamestown Center City Development Corp., St. Luke’s, Robert H. Jackson Center and National Comedy Center were each awarded $200,000.

Further, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute was awarded $79,271; Collaborative Children’s Solutions was awarded $93,621; the YWCA of Jamestown was awarded $145,714; and Chautauqua Opportunities was awarded $181,393.

See Friday’s edition for complete coverage.


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