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Foundation awards $1.3M to boost north Flint neighborhoods

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

The Ruth Mott Foundation is awarding $1.3 million under a new strategy to strengthen north Flint neighborhoods and create opportunities for residents.

The funding announced Wednesday will go toward 10 programs that represent four priority areas. Those areas are youth, safety, economic opportunity and neighborhoods and they include youth programs out of school hours, anti-blight efforts, job training and neighborhood centers.

Included in the grants is $368,000 to Genesee County Habitat for Humanity for the Urban Renaissance Center's Civic Park Revitalization Initiative and $280,000 to the United Way of Genesee County for Friends of Berston to operate Berston Field House.

The grants are on top of $1 million that the foundation's board has already pledged in response to Flint's crisis with lead-tainted water.

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