Four organizations have applied for and the commissioners awarded them with TANF funds (the state of Ohio Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program).
Individuals and families who apply for TANF must meet the monetary and non-monetary state guidelines, complete work-related activities, provide paternity information about the children in the household and report as required by the state.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County, Job and Family Services and Horizon Education Center, and Tower Educational Consulting Group, Inc. of Lorain are sharing in a combined total of $247,881.79 for Mentoring and Tutoring low income Lorain County children for the period of July 1, 2021 thru September 30, 2021.
No explanation was offered as to why four organizations would be providing what appears to be the very same services and how those services do not overlap for the same children. It would seem likely that at a minimum there would be administrative services costs duplicated across the four organizations.
(Note: This is a report about the Lorain County Commissioners meeting on May 26, 2021.)