Gov. Tom Wolf Monday announced that more than $5 million in funding through the Emergency Solutions Grant program will be provided to several counties to help homeless families and promote homelessness prevention.
Cumberland County will receive $99,639.
“Combating homelessness and preventing someone from becoming homeless in the first place is a priority of my administration,” Wolf said in a news release. “Our goal is simple: to eliminate homelessness in the commonwealth. These grants are another step in achieving that goal."
The grant funding falls into four categories: rapid rehousing, homelessness prevention, street outreach and emergency shelter services, according to the state.
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Funding also went to some nearby counties: Franklin County received $279,972; Dauphin County $191,736; and Adams County $64,193.