Rochester-area charitable organizations getting CARES Act funding

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Several Rochester-area organizations are receiving federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act) funds.

The Urban League of Rochester is receiving $25,000, Villa of Hope is receiving $17,811 and Community Action of Orleans & Genesee is receiving $25,000.

Part of CARES Act directs funds to services and supports for students and families adversely affected by the pandemic.

The State Education Department’s Community Schools Technical Assistance Centers (CSTAC) will distribute the grants.

More than $1 million in funds from the CARES is being distributed to charitable organizations throughout New York State in grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.

The funds are going to organizations that provide social-emotional learning and/or mental health services, academic enrichment, digital literacy for students and families and family services.

CSTAC’s website has more information about the program and the different types of services for families that are available in all New York State schools.