City of Boise to spend $5.5 million in federal dollars on childcare worker payments, grants to small businesses, Treasure Valley YMCA

Submitted by Idaho AEYC on Thu, 11/17/2022 - 13:25
Boise

The City of Boise is partnering with three different nonprofits to distribute federal COVID-19 relief funds to community members in need.

On Tuesday, Boise City Council approved a series of agreements to work with organizations like the Treasure Valley YMCA, United Way, and the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children to distribute $5.5 million of relief out of the $34 million the city received through the American Rescue Plan Act. These partnerships make up the city’s broader package of programs and projects it’s funding with the money, which include millions in affordable housing initiatives, environmental sustainability initiatives and a plan to add free WIFI to three downtown parks.

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