Burns: $318,678 awarded to CAP of Cambria to fight homelessness

County also will share $1.38 million regional grant

EBENSBURG, July 13 – State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, today announced that the Community Action Partnership of Cambria County has been awarded a $318,678 grant to combat homelessness in Cambria and Somerset counties.

“So many of our families and individuals are struggling right now,” Burns said. “There are still economic hardships impacting our communities; people are still struggling to stay in their homes. I’ve fought and will continue to fight so as to ensure these dollars come home to put our people first.”

Cambria County also will benefit from a share of $1.38 million in regional funding awarded to the Blair County Community Action Program, which will distribute funding to nine area counties, including Cambria.

The Emergency Solutions Grant allocation is administered by the state’s Department of Community and Economic Development and is part of a larger award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funding can be used to support six program areas: rapid rehousing, homelessness prevention, street outreach, emergency shelter, homeless management information systems and administration.