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Panel to vote on over $1M in social services funding

Grants are part of the city's annual budget process.

The Evanston Civic Center.

The Evanston City Council’s Human Services Committee is scheduled to act on more than $1 million in funding requests from a variety of social service agencies Monday evening.

The panel is scheduled to approve $842,770 in grants to six agencies for case management programs and to 10 agencies for safety net programs and services as part of the city’s annual human services budget.

The biggest funding awards under that program include $150,000 to Connections for the Homeless, $125,000 to Family Focus and $99,500 to PEER Services.

The committee separately is scheduled to vote on renewing a $143,333 contract for 24-hour hour crisis line, mental health crisis intervention and other services with Amita Behavioral Health and a $30,000 grant to the Moran Center for Youth Advocacy for legal services for Evanston residents to secure certificates or rehabilitation, expungement and criminal records sealing services.

If approved by the Human Services Committee, the grant awards will still be subject to final approval by the full City Council.

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