4 Groups Get $18M In Oil Spill Recovery Grants
New Orleans, LA – The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is giving $18 million in oil spill recovery grants to four nonprofit Gulf Coast organizations.
Catholic Charities is getting $15 million of that for a consortium of 16 nonprofit groups involved in mental health care and career counseling. The Spirit of Hope Collaborative will use some of the money to help people suffering from spill-related traumatic stress. It also will set up a pilot program across the Gulf Coast to help people return to work in fishing or find new careers.
The Audubon Nature Institute will get $2 million of the grants announced Wednesday. The rest will support a conference of disaster-related nonprofits in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, and a community college program to help workers affected by the spill find new careers.
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