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Hempstead awards $228G in grants

Supervisor Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead.

Supervisor Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead. Photo Credit: David Pokress

The Town of Hempstead awarded a dozen grants from the federal, state and town government totaling about $228,000 to several community groups this week.

After a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Town Board announced that Levittown, East Meadow, Oceanside, Rockville Centre, the Five Towns, Lakeview, Uniondale, Elmont and Valley Stream will get grants to support youth-centered initiatives, youth athletics, crisis intervention and counseling, among other services.

“I know the communities will benefit from these monies, which will finance a host of important services,” Town Supervisor Kate Murray said in a statement.

The Five Towns Community Center and the Five Towns Senior Center will get more than $96,000 in grants. Oceanside and Rockville Centre will receive a total of almost $50,000. The Oceanside Counseling Center will receive one grant to help prevent juvenile delinquency and the Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre will get one for its school tutorial programs.

The Gateway Youth Outreach in Elmont and the Peninsula Counseling Center in Valley Stream, which provide youth athletics and programs for at-risk children, will get a total of more than $44,000.

The Levittown-Island Trees Youth Council, the East Meadow Chamber of Commerce and the Youth Environmental Services Counseling Center in Levittown will get almost $25,000. The Hector Lopez Lakeview Little League, the Lakeview Youth Federation and the Uniondale Council will get $13,000.

Picture: Supervisor Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead. 

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