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Kelly Fanning paints a large sun at the beginning of the new Born Learning Trail that was installed by United Way Blackhawk Region volunteers in Janesville’s Bond Park.

The United Way Blackhawk Region announced three recipients in its latest round of COVID-19 Action Fund grants.

The latest grants total $19,240. To date, the United Way branch has awarded $103,651 through the COVID-19 relief program, according to a news release.

These organizations received grants in the latest round:

  • Latino Service Providers Coalition: $10,000 to support the organization’s coordinator position, which facilitates the response to needs of the local Latinx population.
  • Family Promise of Greater Beloit: $5,040 to provide motel vouchers for people experiencing homelessness.
  • Head Start: $4,200 to buy food, diapers, formula and other supplies for more than 120 families.

“The COVID-19 Action Fund priorities shift and evolve as our region adapts, responds and recovers from the health and economic consequences of the pandemic,” President and CEO Mary Fanning-Penny said in the release.

“United Way’s volunteer-driven process will continue to support communities most impacted, providing resources for triage and nurturing community resilience.”

The United Way continues to raise funds for both its COVID-19 Action Fund and annual community campaign, according to the release.

Those who wish to donate to the COVID-19 Action Fund or apply for a grant can visit liveunitedbr.org/covid-19.

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