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CARES Grants Fund Five Community-Based Initiatives

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Under the supervision of Accounting faculty Dr. Patricia Isaacs, “Financial Literacy for All”  will increase financial literacy and economic resource assistance available to child care providers throughout the Coalition and the EKU service region.

Because Eastern Kentucky University CARES:

  • The history behind a largely forgotten African American cemetery near Junction City is being uncovered.
  • Plans for a railroad museum for Corbin are taking shape.
  • Entrepreneurial projects involving young professionals in Hazard will advance downtown revitalization efforts in the Perry County seat.
  • Non-violent drug offenders in Estill County will receive ongoing job and career training from EKU, and a teleworking hub will be expanded.
  • Child care providers throughout the region will receive tax planning information and support.

Each of the five community-based projects recently received a $10,000 grant from CARES (the acronym for EKU’s Center for Appalachian Regional Engagement and Stewardship). By design, all the initiatives include partners at EKU and focus on one or more of the five following areas: economic and workforce development, education, environment, collaborative government, and health, wellness and safety. None of the grant funds can be used to cover construction costs.

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Published on June 02, 2014

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