(LAKELAND, Fla.)— The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties (CFPBMC) announced the approval of a grant to Florida Rural Legal Services (FRLS) in the amount of $75,000 for their HEART Program - Housing Emergency Advocacy Response Team.
This grant will provide critical support to FRLS, enabling them to continue their vital work in the community.
FRLS, a non-profit organization committed to advancing justice and providing legal services to those in need, will utilize this generous grant to further their mission. The HEART Program is dedicated to addressing housing emergencies, offering advocacy, guidance, and support to individuals facing housing-related legal issues. Through this initiative, FRLS aims to make a positive impact on the lives of those they serve.
The grant period for this project officially commences on July 1, 2023, and will run through June 30, 2024. During this time, FRLS will work diligently to fulfill their objectives, with midterm reports due on January 19, 2024, and final reports expected by July 30, 2024.
In a statement, CFPBMC, said, "We are proud to support the essential work of Florida Rural Legal Services through this grant. The HEART Program plays a vital role in addressing housing-related issues and ensuring access to justice for those who need it most. The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is committed to making a meaningful impact on our community, and we believe this grant will do just that."
Use of the grant funds is exclusively designated for the FRLS HEART Program, as outlined in their proposal to CFPBMC. This grant signifies the foundation's confidence in FRLS's commitment to making a positive and lasting change in the lives of individuals and families in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.