Oswego Senior Center, Oswego East Band Boosters for COVID-19 Relief Funds – Shaw Local

The Oswego Senior Center and the Oswego East High School Band Boosters are among two local nonprofits that received a federal grant to offset fundraising losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

On July 19, the Kendall County Council approved a series of grants to nonprofits and community groups, using federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.

The council is distributing up to $900,000 in grants it budgeted for nonprofits serving Kendall County residents.

The Oswego Senior Center will receive $7,450, while the Oswego East High School Band Boosters will receive $3,931.

Kendall County budget and finance analyst Jennifer Karales said a grant application from the Oswego High School Band Boosters is pending.

During the pandemic, nonprofits have been unable to conduct their usual fundraising activities.

Social service agencies have also suffered from lost fundraising revenue, even as demand for their services has increased.

Among social service agencies, the board approved a $2,300 grant for Senior Service Associates, a $1,000 grant for Open Door, and a $4,350 grant for Fox Valley Community Services.

Other social service groups receiving grants were the Individual Development Association for $1,000, the National Alliance on Mental Illness for $12,450, and DayOne Pact for $2,200.

The board also approved $1,750 for the Kendall County Drug Court program, $2,450 for the court-appointed special advocate program, and $45,050 for the Kendall County Board of Health.

On June 7, the board approved a $5,350 grant for the Kendall County Historical Society and an $11,115 grant for the Lewis Shultz VFW Post 1486 in Sandwich.

On May 26, the board approved a grant for the Yorkville Education Foundation in the amount of $11,416.

Last year, the county distributed more than $440,000 in ARPA money to nonprofit organizations.

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