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HARP Receives Appalachian Ohio Emergency Response Grant

It was announced recently that HARP was among institutions receiving a grant from The Appalachian Ohio Emergency Response Fund. They will use the money to fund supplies for emergency housing repairs in the area.

The Appalachian Ohio Emergency Response Fund has awarded $33,000 in grants through a third round of funding to support nonprofits that are working to provide basic necessities to ensure the health and safety of Appalachian Ohio’s most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 crisis.

Through this round of funding, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) awarded grants to eight nonprofits working to make a difference across 19 counties in Appalachian Ohio. In total, through all three rounds of grants, the Appalachian Ohio Emergency Response Fund has now awarded nearly $84,000 to 18 nonprofits serving 28 Appalachian Ohio counties, and more awards will soon be announced in the coming weeks.

“As we give our third round of grants through the Appalachian Ohio Emergency Response Fund, we are continuously inspired by the love, strength, and innovation of those working to provide meals, medical supplies, and other essential items,” Foundation for Appalachian Ohio President and CEO Cara Dingus Brook said.

HARP received funding for supplies to help with emergency housing repairs for seniors and veterans to ensure that they are able to remain in their homes. HARP serves Noble, Guernsey, Muskingum, Morgan, Washington, Monroe, and Belmont counties.

In addition to HARP, grantees include Access Tusc, the Alliance Family Health Center, Area Agency on Aging Region 9, Backpack Buddies, the Clermont YMCA, the Hocking County Diaper Bank, and St. Vincent de Paul in Perry County.

The immediate and long-term needs resulting from COVID-19 will be felt across Appalachian Ohio’s communities for quite some time and with additional gifts, the Emergency Response Fund will be here to help. Because of the generosity of donors, FAO continues to have funds available and encourages nonprofits in need of assistance to reach out and share their needs.

FAO is continuing to review grant requests. To learn how your 501(c)(3) nonprofit or public organization may request funding, or to help grow the dollars available for the next round of funding, visit or contact FAO at 740.753.1111 or

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