BLOOMINGTON — YWCA McLean County has announced receiving a $58,133 grant to support senior services from the Corporation of National and Community Service.
The money was awarded as part of a competitive grant process for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) that is administered by the corporation. RSVP engages older adults in volunteer opportunities.
"Receiving this grant ensures we will be able to continue our RSVP programming for the next three years," said Colleen Steinberg, RSVP director at YWCA McLean County. "This program is instrumental to volunteerism in our community."
RSVP in McLean County has established partnerships with 85 organizations that are supported by more than 850 volunteers.
The grant is among 175 RSVP awards given nationwide.
Meanwhile, YWCA McLean County's Young Wonders program also received three Quality Counts grants through the Child Care Resource and Referral Network.
One grant, for $3,805, is for the YWCA Young Wonders Early Learning Center and will be used for new carpeting and curriculum materials. The grant will benefit 140 children.
YWCA's Before and After School programs received the other two grants. Each grant was for $3,702 — one for Sheridan Elementary School and the other for Bent and Irving elementary schools.