Baden Street Settlement of Rochester, Inc. - $4,000,000 - Baden Street Settlement and its partners will vastly increase available behavioral health services in low-income communities of color, focused toward residents in the Crescent of Rochester. The project includes renovation of two facilities: 585 Joseph Street and 13 Vienna Street. The Joseph Street location will add a new mental health clinic and construct a 3300 sq. ft. addition to co-locate with their current SUD services. The newly renovated Vienna Street location will house Administration, the Senior Center, Emergency and Family Assistance, Youth and Adult Development services, and the newly created Peer Services Support Initiative. The Peer Services Support Program, led by Settlement House Foundation- a collaboration between Baden Street, Charles Street Settlement, Community Place, and Montgomery Neighborhood Center will serve over 300 Monroe County residents through 2026.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester - $655,688 - Community demand for the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) mentoring programs has increased dramatically since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this program is to expand to meet the needs of Monroe County youth and their families by providing a safe and accessible Mentoring Center and workspace. By hiring new staff, increasing their physical space, and increasing access to wraparound services, BBBS will serve 2,500 individuals throughout this 4-year project.
Center for Community Alternatives, Inc. - $2,979,996 - PACT supports kids, teens, and families in and around the criminal legal system, as well as those affected by gun violence, by providing assistance with housing and emotional support services. The project also helps RCSD students facing long term suspension to return to school. PACT also provides a Justice Peer Program that pairs adult mentors with experience in the juvenile justice system with court-involved youth. A youth advisory board made up of members aged 18-25 will advise and ensure this program will be the best it can be.
Community Resource Collaborative, Inc. on behalf of the Neighborhood Collaborative Project - $7,160,849 - The Neighborhood Collaborative Project (NCP) is a cooperative effort of longstanding, trusted non-profit Rochester neighborhood community groups geared toward addressing and reducing inaccessibility to systems, resources, and services for high-need individuals. Despite decades of effort to alleviate chronic poverty, the city of Rochester continues to rank among the highest across the nation. Through its network of neighborhood anchor agencies and support services, partners will create an agile, responsive system that empowers residents through walking outreach, corner pop-up events, food donation, hygienic product donation, and other wraparound services. The project will serve 5,200 residents across three city quadrants and 89% of these individuals are anticipated to be from BIPOC communities.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester, Inc. - $429,491 - The Driven2Success program will serve more than 1,000 low-to-moderate income (LMI) Monroe County residents each year through on-site group financial education as well as one-on-one counseling. CCCS will also actively work with local banks and other lenders to help 200 LMI residents get approved for affordable, quality auto loans. This program will aid Monroe county residents to learn savvy car-buying skills, increase access to reliable transportation, and ultimately improve overall quality of life by supporting expanded job growth and income opportunities through essential transportation access.
Deaf Refugee Advocacy, Inc. - $2,000,000 - Deaf Refugee Advocacy plans to serve 200 individuals living in Monroe County by providing workshops to deaf RIAs (Refugees, Immigrants and Asylees) and their family members. The organization will present workshops on a variety of topics, such as American Sign Language (ASL), English, finance, independent living, job readiness, computer training, and citizenship courses. These workshops will offer RIAs the opportunity to improve their language fluency, gain technical skills, further develop cultural competencies, and improve their economic standing.
Monroe County Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - $200,000 - The Monroe County Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will utilize ARPA funding to upgrade access to language services, allowing for an increase in the quality of service delivery and the attraction and retention of diverse populations. The department will work closely with local educational institutions, like RIT and MCC, to get Monroe County residents (community members and employees) certified, trained and developed to deliver language access services in their respective departments or community organizations. DEI will also use a significant portion of the funding to purchase equipment and tools for interpretation services that can be borrowed by Monroe County Departments and approved community partners. This program will focus on access, inclusion, and equity for those with diverse language needs, thereby bridging health and safety gaps caused by communication barriers.
Dress for Success Rochester - $588,820 - Dress for Success Rochester (DFSR) provides women with coaching, professional clothing, soft skills, and computer skills training to make their job search and entry into the workforce a success. The Dress for Success program is designed to support women who are (1) interviewing or new to employment and in need of appropriate attire and soft skills, (2) underemployed and in need of training and computer skills, (3) seeking to retain or grow in their jobs to advance in their career, and (4) overcoming cultural and educational barriers to employment and advancement. Through this program, DFSR will serve 2,000 women at the Downtown Rochester Location and on the road with the DFS Express Mobile Boutique.
Encompass: Resource for Learning, Inc. - $5,869,117 - EnCompass will create “The Hive” Youth Workforce Consortium at its Lake View Park location, and over the next four years, will provide 14,000 teens with academic supports, job training, and job placements. By partnering with Black Men Achieve, Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, Teen Empowerment of Rochester, and Hub585, Inc., EnCompass will also offer behavioral health services for youth within the partner programs. With a year-round schedule of programming, The Hive aims to provide an accessible and flexible network of workforce activities for youth that will promote life skills and long-term career development.
Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) - $5,000,000 - Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) will serve 200 “difficult to place” patients over a twelve-month period with their Complex Care Program. The targets for this program are patients who are ready for discharge and awaiting nursing home placement, but generally face barriers to discharge. Many of these patients are considered low-income or medically complex. The project will contain three parts: 1. A workforce development program that will pay Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs or Nursing Homes) and Home Health Care Agencies (HHCAs) for the successful recruitment and training of certified nursing assistants (CNAs), home health aides (HHAs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and registered nurses (RNs), which will expand service capacity within the SNFs and HHCAs. 2. A Complex Care Program that will provide block grant support SNFs to aid with the excessive costs of complex SNF patients, who are more expensive to care for, and therefore not being accepted by SNFs. 3. A transportation program for those patients in need of transportation to the SNF or home setting, so that they do not needlessly stay hospitalized while waiting for transportation.
Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) in partnership with Monroe County Community College - $11,000,000 - In partnership with Monroe Community College (MCC), Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) has created The Transformational Community Care Coordination Project (TC3): a program geared toward enhancing recruitment, training, and retention of Monroe County CNAs, HHAs, LPNs, and RNs working in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) and home health care agencies. This project addresses workforce development in the healthcare field in two ways: (1) the Long Term Care (LTC) Workforce Program, which will serve 232 individuals, and (2) the Transforming Lives through Nursing Pathways initiative (the “Pathways Initiative”), which will serve 630 individuals through 2026. These programs will provide collaborative, strengthened, and connected educational pathways that will bridge nursing programs and create multiple educational entry points allowing for progressive student advancement in many different healthcare careers. LPN, CNA, HHA, and clinical bridge programs will be enhanced to bolster academic and practical skills, preparing students for career-forward opportunities.
Foodlink, Inc. - $1,430,745 - Foodlink anticipates serving quality, nutritious meals to 168,200 Monroe County residents through 2026 with their meal delivery truck service, and partnerships with YMCA’s Center for Equity and Open Door Mission’s Coldwater House. This extensive program will focus on food-insecure individuals and multi-generational families in Monroe County, as well as the Towns of Gates, Greece, and Irondequoit. The majority of those served will be will low-income and unemployed or underemployed.
Perinatal Network of Monroe County, Inc. d/b/a Healthy Baby Network - $2,200,000 - Healthy Baby Network (HBN) will provide non-medical (doula) care for vulnerable pregnant women and expand their Fatherhood Program with a focus on reentry after jail time. Focused in the highest-need zip codes in the “Fatal Crescent” (14605, 14606, 14607, 14608, 14609, 14611, 14613, 14619, and 14621), doula services will be targeted towards vulnerable Black and Brown pregnant women who are at risk for adverse medical and birth outcomes. The goal of this project is to address escalating rates of Black maternal mortality and morbidity by facilitating much needed access to education and services that improve health outcomes and shift the culture of health services to build authentic autonomy and engagement for Black and Brown women. The Fatherhood Reentry services program will work with Black and Brown fathers with backgrounds that include criminal activity and/or incarceration to minimize recidivism, reengage with their children, find stability (in education, training and housing), and ultimately set growth and development goals for the future. Together, the programs will serve 760 parents and families through 2026.
Monroe County Department of Human Services - $1,400,000 - The Department of Human Services (DHS) has created Project RIDE: a workforce development program that will serve low-income households throughout Monroe County with significant transportation barriers. DHS recognizes the importance of reliable transportation and how the absence of this resource can often prevent underserved communities from reaching their employment goals. This project will provide holistic services and solutions to participants, including financial support for vehicle repairs, purchase of equipment (i.e., tires), purchase of a used vehicle, driver licensing fees (including 5-hour course fees), vehicle registration fees, and up to 6 months of insurance as well as the possibility of no-cost loans or grants to individuals for the purchase of a used vehicle. The program will work with community partners to emphasize financial literacy, banking access, credit repair, and savings. DHS will also offer a 6-week job readiness / skills training program to increase employability and to ensure that participants have the basic competencies required by employers to support job entry, adaptation, and advancement in the workplace.
Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc. - $777,777 - Lifespan will work to improve older adults’ health, safety, and economic recovery by expanding its Community Care Connections program to increase access to health care and financial benefits for vulnerable, medically complex, underserved older adults (age 60+) in Monroe County. Lifespan will serve 2,500 Monroe County residents over the 4 years of the project by providing wraparound services and support to seniors to enhance access to healthcare. The following services are included in this project: • Scheduling transportation to and from medical appointments • Arranging for pharmacy deliveries • Evaluating and making referrals to mental health providers • Scheduling preventative health care screens and vaccinations • Evaluating participants needs and making connections with Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), Minor Home Modifications to prevent falls, Community-based Food Program (SNAP), Home Delivered Meals and/or Congregate Meals • Assisting with Medicaid enrollments, utility access, counseling (health insurance, financial benefits), bill paying/ budgeting, and/or legal services • Scheduling and facilitating telehealth appointments
Mary Cariola Center, Inc. - $2,022,230 - The Cariola Workforce Development Program will help Monroe County build and maintain a workforce that supports individuals with complex disabilities. Key components of this program include: (1) removing barriers to educational and employment opportunities in the field of disabilities for Monroe County residents, including housing and food insecurities, daycare, technology, and transportation, (2) supporting equitable and inclusive professional growth opportunities resulting in job advancement, and increased income for underserved communities, and (3) creating a replicable model for building organizational capacity to support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce supporting individuals with complex disabilities at Mary Cariola Center. Throughout the program: • 390 people will engage with a Community Navigator • 240 people will attend Mary Cariola’s Career Development Academy • 240 people will participate in the Pre-Professional Scholars program • 50% of participants will receive their NYS Teacher Assistant Certification
Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation (MCIDC) - $5,800,000 - Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation (MCIDC) will create and administer a revolving loan fund, primarily microloans up to $50,000, for small and start-up businesses that would otherwise not have access to these kinds of funds or technical assistance. The goal of the program is not to replace funding but to serve as a gap-funding opportunity where capital is not available, or traditional financing does not fully meet a financing need. The focus will be on underserved communities and businesses, as well as New York State and/or Monroe County certified Minority / Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses in Monroe County.
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church - $417,225 - After Mt. Olivet Baptist Church (MOBC) learned from federal, state, and local law enforcement officials that it was on the list of possible targets named by Buffalo’s Top’s Shopping Market Mass Shooter, they were advised by those agencies that it is necessary for the church to take steps to enhance the security of its property, congregation and the local community. To do this, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church will hire security guards, install security grade doors, develop an active shooter plan, install privacy film, renovate space for safe rooms, and update internal and external emergency communication systems. This strategic and coordinated response will deter any future active shooters from targeting the MOBC congregation and its visitors.
Multicraft Apprenticeship Preparation Program, Inc. - $1,200,000 - The Multicraft Apprenticeship Preparation Program emphasizes sharpening existing transferable skills and aims to refine the work ethic of their participants- so that they can build successful careers in the construction trades. The M.A.P.P. model focuses on the crisis of poverty juxtaposed with the long-anticipated shortage of construction tradesmen and women across the building and construction trades. With the success of this model, M.A.P.P. has continually grown in demand for their services in the community. At their current training center, M.A.P.P. employs both academic tutoring and hands-on projects to train participants in their Apprenticeship Readiness Program. ARPA funding will be used to secure a new training space so that their program can expand to serve more historically disadvantaged Monroe County residents and help fill the skilled trades pipeline.
Department of Pediatrics UR Medicine and Rochester Regional Health - $1,000,000 - Together with Rochester Regional Health, community partners and the Rochester City School District, UR Medicine/ Golisano Children’s Hospital will establish a telehealth infrastructure for behavioral and mental health services at 11 schools in the district. This will double the number of RCSD school-based health centers and provide school-based telehealth, mental health consultation, and capacity building at all RCSD schools. The project also aims to create a “culture of health” in schools where behavior and mental health challenges are seen as critical part of health, without stigma, and with hope for treatment, improvement, and return to health. Partially funded through Monroe County’s ARPA dollars, this project will serve 1,100 students in RCSD with 1 planned year of activities and engagements.
Monroe County Department of Planning and Development - $1,000,000 - Monroe County will partner with The City of Rochester to either expand the City’s existing land bank or add an additional landbank to incorporate the twenty nine suburban towns and villages within Monroe County. ARPA funding will be used for the legal creation/administration of a land bank, acquisition of real property and demolition of dilapidated structures on the property. The establishment of a land bank will not only improve public health by eliminating potential health hazards in neighborhoods, but also improve public safety by converting abandoned structures that may be used for illicit purposes- which has been shown to increase crime as well as decrease neighborhood property values. The project would also provide revitalized homes for purchase by income-eligible homeowners throughout Monroe County, who are currently unable to purchase their first home due to the competitive housing market.
Monroe County Department of Public Health - $4,000,000 - The Department of Public Health (DPH) will submit a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a one-stop shop for healthy birthing services that supports underserved communities in Monroe County. The proposed birthing center will offer prenatal and postpartum healthcare services, centralized access to community resources and targeted care for BIPOC communities.
Monroe County Department of Public Health - $4,200,000 - The Monroe County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) will utilize ARPA funding to employ the Cure Violence system in select neighborhoods in the City of Rochester with high rates of gun violence. What makes Cure Violence unique is that it approaches violence with the understanding that violence is an epidemic process- one that can be stopped using the same evidence-based, public health strategies employed to fight epidemics such as COVID-19, AIDS, or Tuberculosis. Multiple studies have shown this well-known approach reduces shootings and violence in high crime neighborhoods. Monroe County would like to replicate the Cure Violence model in this community to see significant and sustained violence reduction. This will be a collaborative effort with community partners, including the Mayor’s office, law enforcement, hospital systems, universities, community based organizations, violence prevention initiatives, faith organizations, and others.
Monroe County Office of Public Safety - $400,000 - The Department of Public Safety (DPS) will use ARPA funding to put the infrastructure in place for the creation of a Family Reunification Center in the event of a mass crisis event. Family Reunification Centers are venues for authorities to provide information to victims, coordinate access to support services, and facilitate the collection of information from families about the victims that can be used for victim identification. A crisis center provides a central location which is designed to ensure effective communication between agencies responsible for the provision of family assistance services. This ensures efficient delivery of support services by assessing needs, identifying gaps and avoiding duplication of services. Family Assistance Centers will be open for a few days, several weeks, or even years, depending on the needs and severity of the incident.
Monroe County Office of Public Safety - $710,000 - The Monroe County Department of Public Safety (DPS) will work closely with a subject matter expert and the Monroe County Department of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to advance its efforts for recruitment and retention of a diverse, inclusive, and valued workforce. This program will serve more than 250 current Department of Public Safety employees through retention programing, as well as outreach and recruitment efforts throughout our underserved communities. The ultimate goal of the project is to develop a DPS workforce that is supportive, inclusive, and reflective of the community it serves by retaining and recruiting individuals from various racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds.
Monroe County Office of Public Safety - $500,000 - The Monroe County Department of Public Safety (DPS) will use ARPA funding to focus on improving the relationships between police departments, youth, and other law enforcement representatives. The goal of this project is to reduce negative stereotyping and increase trust between the community and law enforcement, as well as to help mitigate at-risk youth’s involvement in the juvenile justice system. In addition, DPS will develop leadership and advocacy skills of youth participants, spreading positive change throughout the community while continuing to improve youth-police relations. The program will serve up to 100 at-risk youth and 40 Monroe County police officers through 2026.
Reentry Association of WNY, Inc. (RAWNY) - $4,617,843 - RAWNY will open a Reentry One-Stop that will allow anyone being released from incarceration to Monroe County to be connected to needed services and support, thereby increasing public safety, decreasing recidivism, and improving quality of life for the formerly incarcerated. The project’s primary goal is to stabilize people returning to the community from incarceration, enabling them to become self-sufficient and to desist from further criminal and violent activity. The program will service approximately 2,400 Monroe County residents over four years with wraparound services including: employment, transportation, mental health, vocational training, legal services, housing and mentoring.
The Research Foundation of SUNY on behalf of the State University of New York College at Brockport - $1,317,950 - Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC) will create a mobile, live welding training lab program to serve eligible at-risk youth (ages 18-24), current inmates, and ex-offenders that have significant barriers to employment. The lab will be housed in a large trailer with live-welding units to train all welding processes (including stick, MIG, and TIG) with 8 welding work stations. Students completing the program are eligible for the AWS Weld Test Certification in Shielded Metal Arc and FluxCored Metal Arc Welding. REOC will move the lab throughout Monroe County to focused areas like prisons, community centers, and educational facilities. The project will register 120 students in the Mobile Welding Lab class through 2026 and retain 80% of these student in employment opportunities.
Rochester Area Community Foundation Initiatives, Inc. on behalf of Rochester Energy Efficiency & Weatherization (RENEW) - $850,000 - RENEW strives to make homes throughout Monroe County more energy-efficient, healthier, and safer (aging in place) which positively affects the social, economic, and environmental barriers that lead to health disparities. Their work in Monroe County neighborhoods builds wealth, prevents home foreclosure, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and creates improved health outcomes for families. RENEW will assist up to 200 income-qualified homeowners and up to 800 residents living in those homes to complete projects that promote energy-efficiency, health, and/or safety goals.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office - $3,502,000 - The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Health & Wellness Program addresses the mental and physical wellness of staff of the Sheriff’s Office. The program is designed to provide individualized support to all MCSO staff through a three-pronged approach: (1) a Peer Support program, (2) embedded clinicians for immediate contact/engagement, and (3) expanded wellness training and programming department-wide. In addition to these three primary components, a wellness dog is being added to the team to allow greater flexibility of response and engagement opportunities. This program aims to meet the needs of the deputies, both in response to incidents as well as to proactively maintain their mental wellness. Monroe County continues to make our deputies’ well-being and mental health a top priority, as it directly correlates to the effectiveness of their duties and future police reform efforts.
St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center, Inc. - $2,758,595 - St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center is offering a comprehensive outreach and engagement program to reach uninsured or under-insured individuals in Monroe County who need affordable, affirming, and cost effective primary and specialty health care, mental health, and support services. SJNC will utilize ARPA funding to establish a clinical quality program, expand the Center’s mentoring and training programs, and increase services provided to Monroe County residents. This program will provide 29,751 services to 10,244 individuals through 2026. Services include: a mental health program, a health access program, medical services, a narrative therapy group, and processing/support groups for direct care/staff providers.
Trillium Health, Inc. - $4,908,546 - Trillium Health (TH) will utilize ARPA funding to enhance existing programs that specifically address Monroe County’s post-COVID community needs. Newly hired Medical Case Managers and Outreach Specialists will work to identify, enroll, and refer people in need of healthcare and supportive services at the Food Cupboard, Harm Reduction and Syringe Exchange Program, Primary Health Clinic, and the Mobile Access Clinic. Trillium will serve over 5,000 individuals at their Food Pantry, refer at least 3,150 residents to health support services, and increase the number of individuals that utilize Behavioral Health services by 350%, by making 1,720 referrals over four years.
Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc. - $3,139,007 - Urban League will offer job training and placement services geared towards skilled trades for individuals who are unemployed or underemployed, with a specific focus on those who have come through the criminal justice system. Over 300 participants will receive free and subsidized training and career development services at the Cornerstone Training Institute (CTI) and the Rochester Construction Training Center (RCTC). Participants who successfully complete the trainings will earn certifications as Mold Abatement Workers, Asbestos Handlers, and Lead Abatement Workers as well as certifications in OSHA 10. Participants will also have the option to complete Project Monitor certification, NCCR construction training, and OSHA 30. Urban League will also support participants by offering transportation to and from training sites, work attire, enrollment in GED programing, and stipends for living expenses and/or training related expenses based on need. Over the course of four years, Urban League will serve over 300 individuals with this program.
Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. - $1,974,500 - Veterans Outreach Center’s Veterans Housing and Services Project (VHSP) will complete the renovation/expansion of their transitional housing complex for homeless male Veterans at Richards House. VOC will add 16 new beds to the complex, totaling 54 available beds upon project completion (and the ability to house up to 66 veterans at one time). In addition, the Veterans Outreach center will provide residents with wraparound services and programmatic support such as intensive case management, employment training, legal services, peer support groups and, crisis intervention. Specific project goals include: • Behavioral Health Program - serve 600 veterans, 5,000 times per year. • Quartermaster Program (food pantry and clothing)- serve 800 veterans, 3,000 times per year. • Employment and Training Program - enroll 240 homeless veterans with a 70% placement rate at an average hourly wage of $19.07. • Provide supportive housing to 100 male veterans per year with an 80% positive discharge rate. • Increase the ratio of households with a computer and internet by providing each positively discharged veteran (goal of: 46 vets per year) with a tablet and internet.
Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc. - $1,282,500 - Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc. (VOA) will build an urban hydroponic farm in the Northwest quadrant of Rochester to provide nutritious produce to families experiencing homelessness, formerly homeless households, seniors, and low income households (LMIs). The goal of this transformative effort is to provide low income households with fresh produce and to increase food security in Monroe County. The farm will also be used for agritherapy, vocational training opportunities, nutritional programming, and mental health resources for underserved individuals. Annual Outcomes include: • 2500 people (600 households) will receive free or reduced produce on a regular basis. • 25 veterans will participate in the agritherapy program. • 15 individuals will participates in workforce development and trained in hydroponic farming practices. •100 children will engage in educational programs at the farm.
Willow Domestic Violence Center of Greater Rochester, Inc. in partnership with Providence Housing Development Corporation - $3,009,905 - Willow Domestic Violence Center of Greater Rochester, Inc. (“Willow”), in collaboration with Providence Housing Development Corporation and other community partners, will use ARPA funding to provide innovative, long-term, and trauma-informed solutions for survivors of domestic violence in Monroe County. At the forefront of this project, Willow will establish 2 Multi-disciplinary Family Justice Centers (FJCs). The FJCs will provide counseling services and support groups, housing, emergency/ health services, court advocacy and legal services, childcare services, language translation services, and other resources/services to survivors of domestic violence. By having multiple service providers “under one roof”, Willow will strengthen behavioral health supports, reduce survivor recantation and increase public safety through a stronger prosecution of offenders. Cooperatively, Providence Housing will provide permanent supportive housing and rental assistance, childcare, language translation services, emergency/ health services, employment services, and education to Eligible Participants and their households. This coordinated community effort among partners will streamline communication between agencies and encourage seamless wraparound care for survivors.
YMCA of Greater Rochester - $1,531,544 - The YMCA will expand three (3) Neighborhood Resource Centers: one at the Maplewood YMCA Family Branch, one at the Thurston Road YMCA Neighborhood Center, and one at the Lewis Street YMCA Neighborhood Center. The primary goal of each Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC) is to engage neighbors and community partners in identifying the needs, supports, and resources for their immediate community. The YMCA in turn will leverage the resources of the greater association and strategic community partnerships to ensure participants have needed access to identified resources. Programs offered include: food access and congregate meals, health and wellness, senior programming, safe space for youth and teens, financial literacy, social emotional and character development, and access for New American community members. The YMCA plans to serve over 2,700 Monroe County residents with ARPA-funded services through 2026.