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County dishes out more than $1 million in grants

Loudoun County supervisors agreed to disperse more than $1 million in grant funding Wednesday, including nearly $177,000 to HealthWorks for Northern Virginia, a private, nonprofit community health center that provides care to primarily low income and uninsured residents.

Other top recipients included the Loudoun Small Business Development Center, which was awarded $170,000, the Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center, which received $80,000, the Loudoun Free Clinic, which was granted nearly $85,000 and Loudoun Cares, a nonprofit administrative hub, was awarded nearly $80,000.

Per a new county policy, groups applying for grant funding were divided into six categories: health and related services; hunger and homelessness mitigation; emergency services; administrative services; recreation and culture; and economic development. All applicants were rated on new county-initiated metrics involving "mission, demonstration of need and other available resources" and an analysis of the applicants' financial ratios, trends and economic impact."

View the charts below to see which local organizations received funding.


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