Lawrence to distribute $1.4M in city funding to local social service agencies in 2019

The majority of the social service organizations that applied for city funding for 2019 will receive more than they did this year.

As part of its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission approved the 2019 funding recommendations from the Social Service Funding Advisory Board for both the special alcohol fund and the general fund. The funding allocations provide about two dozen social service agencies a total of about $1.4 million, which represents an approximately $100,000 increase over 2018.

Several agencies received significant funding increases over this year, including Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and two programs at the substance abuse center DCCCA. Tables with all the 2019 funding allocations are available on the city’s website,

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