The Butte Strong Fund has approved new grants totaling more than $800,000 to help with Camp Fire housing recovery efforts.
The town of Paradise is receiving $346,953 to open a Building Resiliency Center.
Butte County requested $155,000 to help fund a housing manager position for the next two years. They will coordinate financing for housing projects and establish financing programs for single-family construction. The housing manager will work with local jurisdictions, regional housing partners, and developers to identify affordable housing projects with gap funding needs that may be ideal for disaster recovery needs.
Butte County also requested $100,000 to pay for a one year lease on a building in Paradise for the Butte County Community Services Center. The center hopes to provide mental health and social support services.
$122,400 went to the Rebuild Concow Project which will allow the organization From the Ground Up Farms to buy a backhoe and trailer for moving wood along with other tools and materials.
The Camp Fire Equity Project and the Hope Crisis Response Network each received $50,000.
For more detailed information about the grant funding you can go to www.buttestrongfund.org.