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Racial equity grassroots grants available in Hamilton County

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Posted at 7:47 PM, Mar 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-19 19:47:30-04

HAMILTON COUNTY — There is free money up for grabs in Hamilton County in an effort to push forward a commitment to racial equality and diversity.

The Hamilton County Community Foundation is making the grant money available to grassroots organizations to promote and lead diversity and racial equity work in the county.

The money can be used by organizations for things like training and educational sessions, community outreach projects, addressing access and transportation issues and more.

"Certainly within this grant round, we're looking in terms of race in particular," Brittany Rayburn, director of the Hamilton County Community Foundation said. "Racial equity is our focus. We want someone, regardless of their race, to be able to access the services they need to be able to be their true selves and just be able to live out their full potential within our county and not to be brought down by systemic barriers that have been around for far too long."

"The importance of being able to destroy those barriers that have not provided equitable access for hundreds of years in this country," Tom Kilian said. "Citizens of our county, our leadership, our corporate leadership need to understand why the systemic racism exists, how we move forward as a community to achieve that access because it betters all of us."

For more information or to apply for the funding, click here.