Some local programs aimed at helping children got a funding boost this week from the Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama.
Milton Jackson, the field representative for the Children’s Trust Fund in Montgomery, presented checks totaling $55,000 to five agencies this week.
The annual appropriations have fluctuated through the years for the individual agencies, largely due to the state’s economic woes. The Children’s Trust Fund’s primary mission is to provide funding for child abuse prevention-related programs through the various agencies. Funding is earmarked for particular programs within each of the agencies.
Recipients this year included the Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama, $9,000; the Boys and Girls Attention Homes of Colbert and Lauderdale counties, $18,000; Lauderdale County Children’s Policy Council, $5,000; Aim High Mentoring Program at Sheffield High School, $14,000; and United Cerebral Palsy Center in Tuscumbia, $9,000.