On April 21, District 9 City Councilman Curren Price redirected over $5.5 Million to organizations in South Central. In a special reception, the recipients of the first ever CD 9 Community Grant Program, which were 100 South Central organizations received $5.5 million in grants.
The grantees are composed of a wide range of entities including non-profits, churches, neighborhood councils, schools, health care organizations and more.
In 2020, Council member Curren Price led the charge to reimagine $150 million from the police department and invest more resources into Black and Brown communities. District 9 received more than $21 million based on a needs assessment paving the way for local community based organizations to benefit from the $5.5 million in grants.