Burns: $166,000 awarded to aid homeless in Cambria, Somerset

CAP of Cambria local entity awarded grant

EBENSBURG, June 23 – State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, today announced that Community Action Partnership of Cambria County has been selected to receive a $166,000 grant to combat homelessness in Cambria and Somerset counties.

“With so many families struggling due to the ongoing economic hardships, this grant is critical to helping provide reliable and safe housing to folks who may otherwise be on the street,” Burns said. “Throughout this unfolding crisis, I’ve fought for resources and dollars to support our communities, and I’ll never stop doing what I can to put our people first.”

The grant was made possible by the federal Emergency Solutions Grant program, and was administered by the state Department of Community and Economic Development. Funding can be used to support six program areas: rapid rehousing, homelessness prevention, street outreach, emergency shelter, homeless management information systems and administration.