Governor Signs Executive Orders Awarding Funds to Help Families, Reduce Poverty

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— August 2, 2021 – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed two executive orders directing Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program funding to initiatives that will provide support services to Ohio families.

The Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives recommended the fiscal year 2022 awards help families and reduce poverty.

Executive Order 2021-12D distributes fiscal year 2022 grants to the following agencies:


County Served Organization Name Purpose Amount
Statewide GroundWork Group Provide basic needs to individuals and families. Up to $150,000
Statewide Safe Harbor House Provide trauma-informed care to women. Up to $25,000
Statewide Relink Provide support services to families experiencing addiction. Up to $75,000
Allen County Allen County Educational Service Center Provide entrepreneurship education. Up to $75,000
Allen County Bradfield Community Association Provide rental assistance, eviction prevention, and utility down payment services. Up to $75,000
Allen County Mary Alice’s House, Inc. Provide residential recovery services Up to $75,000
Allen County Trinity United Methodist Church Provide academic enrichment programs to at-risk youth in grades K-12. Up to $50,000
Ashland County Appleseed Community Mental Health Center Provide support services for women. Up to $24,000
Auglaize County Wapakoneta YMCA Provide support services by mentoring and pregnancy prevention. Up to $75,000
Clark County Interfaith Hospitality Network of Springfield Provide summer camp programming for young people affected by homelessness. Up to  $25,000
Clark County Citilookout Provide recovery support services Up to $75,000
Cuyahoga County I’m in Transition Ministries Institute Provide residential recovery housing for men. Up to $74,000
Cuyahoga County Adoption Network Cleveland Provide parent education, resources, family resiliency programs that promote family resiliency and decrease failed placements. Up to $100,000
Cuyahoga County Community of Faith Assembly Provide holistic services to families in need. Up to $50,000
Cuyahoga County Esperanza Provide services to address the educational needs of the Hispanic community, including mentoring, family engagement, and postsecondary education. Up to $200,000
Cuyahoga County Everlasting Covenant Ministries Provide workforce training for returning citizens and prevent recidivism. Up to $75,000
Cuyahoga County Family First Village Provide academic assistance through targeted learning for at-risk youth ages 5-18. Up to $125,000
Cuyahoga County It’s Not a Moment, It’s a Movement Provide recovery support services Up to $50,000
Cuyahoga County Karamu House, Inc. Provide trauma-informed care to youth Up to $75,000
Cuyahoga County Northern Ohio Recovery Association Provide mentoring and recovery supports to women and children. Up to $100,000
Cuyahoga County Olivet Housing and Community Development Corporation Provide access to quality education, job training, and other services that lead to sustainable jobs for low-income families. Up to $250,000
Cuyahoga County Pipeline to God Provide academic development and socio-emotional skills for youth in grades 3-8. Up to $100,000
Cuyahoga County Salvation Army Provide academic support to under-privileged, school-aged youth. Up to $100,000
Cuyahoga County Providence House, Inc. Provide mentoring and recovery supports to women and children. Up to $50,000
Cuyahoga and Summit Counties Birthing Beautiful Communities Provide support to high-risk mothers during pregnancy, at the birth, and during the postpartum period to prevent infant mortality. Up to $200,000
Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina Counties Western Reserve Area on Aging Distribution of meals to TANF-eligible families. Up to $100,000
Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Jackson, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, and Union Counties Chabad Center/LifeTown Support low-income students with special needs. Up to $100,000
Delaware, Franklin, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, and Union Counties Family Promise of Delaware County Provide rapid re-housing services and emergency housing care. Up to $75,000
Fairfield County Fairfield County TeenWorks Provide workforce development services to youth. Up to $25,000
Franklin County African American Male Wellness Agency Provide recovery supports to urban minorities. Up to $250,000
Franklin County Alvis, Inc. Provide reentry services. Up to $25,000
Franklin County Central Ohio Youth for Christ Provide workforce development services to at-risk youth and young adults. Up to $75,000
Madison County Children’s Hunger Alliance Provide meals to children outside of school, afterschool programming, and childcare center operating hours to address youth hunger. Up to $50,000
Franklin County Goodwill Industries of Central Ohio Provide workforce development services to youth and adults. Up to $100,000
Franklin County Jewish Family Services Provide Stabilization services to women from low-income households who have had to drop out of the workforce during COVID-19 pandemic by providing a variety of wrap-around supports and workforce development skills. Up to $100,000
Franklin County Life Beyond the Streets Provide personal development and recovery support to women. Up to $25,000
Franklin County Resident Resources Network, Inc. Provide support services for financial and housing stability for low-income families. Up to $75,000
Franklin County Schealthness Freedom School at Asbury United Methodist Church Help youth in grades K-5 overcome academic, social, and emotional challenges by culturally self-affirming experiences that encourage self-esteem. Up to $45,000
Franklin County South Side Hope Community Development Corporation Provide mentoring, personal development, and workforce development services to low-income families. Up to $200,000
Franklin County The Refuge Ministries Provide residential recovery services Up to $100,000
Franklin County Turnkey Development Institute Support families by increasing father involvement in the early stages of a child’s life. Up to $75,000
Franklin County Women2Women, Inc. Provide supportive services to at-risk women experiencing domestic violence, human trafficking, addiction, homelessness, or co-occurring behavioral health needs. Up to $125,000
Franklin County YMCA of Central Ohio Provide a safe place for youth to learn while having access to tutoring. Up to $50,000
Franklin County Economic and Community Development Institute, Inc. Provide workforce development services. Up to $75,000
Franklin County Muslim Family Services Provide comprehensive services that eliminate barriers to work and advance work readiness. Up to $75,000
Franklin and Delaware Counties WARM, Westerville Area Resource Ministry Support mothers and decrease infant mortality rates. Up to $75,000
Franklin, Delaware, Licking, and Marion Counties TAPP, Training Assessment Placement Project Provide reentry services to restored citizens and veterans returning to the workforce. Up to $100,000
Franklin and Fairfield Counties The Father’s House, Inc. Provide food security by providing mentoring and pregnancy prevention. Up to $100,000
Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union Counties Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services Provide support to refugee and immigrant families. Up to $100,000
Franklin, Cuyahoga, Hamilton, Mahoning, and Montgomery Counties Communities in Schools of Central Ohio Help at-risk students by working in school communities to remove barriers and provide integrated supports that empower youth to stay in school. Up to $150,000
Greene, Cuyahoga, Hamilton, and Montgomery Counties Athletes in Action Provide personal development programming for middle and high school underprivileged males. Up to $20,000
Greene, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Hamilton, Madison, and Montgomery Counties Her Story, Inc. Provide recovery supports and housing services to women. Up to $100,000
Hamilton County BLOC Ministries Provide workforce development training through Urban Training Kitchen afterschool program, and to provide housing support for homeless women. Up to $100,000
Hamilton County Freestore Foodbank Help low-income individuals with workforce development opportunities. Up to $75,000
Hamilton, Brown, Butler, Clermont, and Warren Counties The Children’s Home Provide mental health and recovery supports. Up to $100,000
Hamilton, Montgomery, Shelby, and Warren Counties Elizabeth’s New Life Center Assist efforts to address infant mortality and provide pregnancy prevention services to at-risk mothers. Up to $50,000
Jackson County Warriors 4 Christ Recovery Ministries Provide wrap-around services to individuals impacted by addiction. Up to $75,000
Lake County Ecumenical Shelter Network Provide re-housing and support services for needy families. Up to $25,000
Lake County Lake County YWCA Provide academic enrichment for youth. Up to $25,000
Lawrence County RLB Ministries/Backpack Buddies Provide food security to youth. Up to $75,000
Lorain County Neighborhood Alliance Provide basic needs and support services to low-income families. Up to $75,000
Lucas County Pathway, Inc. Provide personal development training that helps parents improve relationship building skills and knowledge to co-parent. Up to $75,000
Lucas County Family House Provide support services to homeless families. Up to $15,000
Mahoning, Columbiana, and Trumbull Counties Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry Provide educational equity for disadvantaged school-aged children. Up to $75,000
Mercer, Auglaize, and Van Wert Counties MAV Youth Mentoring Provide supportive services to youth ages 5-18. Up to $50,000
Montgomery County Daybreak, Inc. Provide workforce development services. Up to $25,000
Montgomery County Family Services Provide child abuse prevention programming for children in grades K-5. Up to $100,000
Montgomery County Dayton Children’s Hospital Providing commodity assistance to low-income families. Up to $25,000
Montgomery, Miami, and Preble Counties St. Mary’s Development Corporation Provide assistance to at-risk families by helping them sustain housing, provide support services, and gain employment opportunities. Up to $20,000
Montgomery and Preble Counties YWCA Dayton Provide housing and social-emotional learning skills for children living with gender-based violence. Up to $200,000
Montgomery, Clark, and Preble Counties Agape for Youth, Inc. Provide supportive services to youth and families. Up to $100,000
Morrow County Buckeye Training and Fitness Academy Provide social skills training for underserved youth ages 9 to 8th grade. Up to $73,000
Stark County Gwen’s House Provide transitional housing and workforce and personal development skills to formerly incarcerated women. Up to $75,000
Stark County YMCA of Central Stark County Provide academic support and opportunities for school-aged youth, grades 4-12. Up to $75,000
Stark County YMCA of Western Stark County Provide services to improve healthy lifestyles. Up to $50,000
Summit County ARC Recovery Services Provide recovery services. Up to $50,000
Summit County Williams Challenge Provide support services and mentoring for low-income fathers. Up to $25,000
Summit and Stark Counties ACE Mentor Program of Greater Akron-Canton Provide vocational training and academic supports to low-income high school and college students. Up to $25,000
Summit, Cuyahoga, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Tuscarawas, and Wayne Counties. Reaching Above Hopelessness and Brokenness Ministries, Inc. Provide support services for human trafficking survivors. Up to $250,000
Union County The Hope Center Provide food security. Up to $200,000


The Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives reviewed applications for Sustainability Grants.

Executive Order 2021-13D distributes fiscal years 2022-2023 Sustainability Grants to the following agencies:


Areas Served Organization Name Purpose Amount
Franklin and Montgomery Counties Moms2B Provide assistance to reduce the effects of low birth-weight babies. Up to $910,054
Franklin and Lucas Counties After-School All-Stars Provide after-school enrichment programs for low-income, at-risk children. Up to $2,400,000
Lucas County Mom’s House Provide early childhood and parenting program services. Up to $400,000
Franklin County Community Shelter Board Provide assistance with homelessness prevention for pregnant women. Up to $200,000
Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina Counties Cleveland Coats for Kids Provide new coats and shoes for at-risk children. Up to $200,000
Summit County Truly Reaching You Prisoner Reentry Program Assist a parent’s reintegration into society by helping them with development of trade skills, life skills, and positive relationships. Up to $232,000
Statewide Operation Warm Provide new coats and shoes to at-risk children. Up to $600,000
West Chester/Liberty, Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Massillon, Youngstown, Wooster, Central Ohio, Northeast Ohio, Toledo, Hamilton, Orrville, and Washington County. Ohio Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs Provide supportive services to youth at the area clubs. Up to $1 million
Franklin, Butler, Clermont, Cuyahoga, Erie, Gallia, Greene, Hamilton, Hocking, Jackson, Licking, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning, Marion, Meigs, Montgomery, Morgan, Stark, Summit, Washington, and Wayne Counties. Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation Provide suicide prevention service to disadvantaged families. Up to $736,960
Statewide Ohio Association of Foodbanks Provide summer rural delivery meals, summer weekend meals, and mobile farmers market programs. Up to $5,625,638

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