Dozens of organizations around the state, including several in Cuyahoga County, set to receive TANF funding from Governor’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives

In late July, Governor Mike DeWine issued two executive orders laying out the allocation of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding through the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (GOFBCI). The two orders identified funding recipients through GOFBCI for state fiscal years 2022 (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022) and 2023 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023). The TANF program targets resources to families with children who have low income and works toward at least one of the goals of the TANF program.

  1. Provide assistance to needy families so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives”; and
  2. End the dependencies of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation, work, and marriage”; and
  3. Prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies and establish annual numerical goals for preventing and reducing the incidence of these pregnancies”; and
  4. Encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families

TANF funding was granted to several statewide efforts and to organizations that serve one or multiple counties in nearly every region of the state. Highlighted below are the funded entities that serve Cuyahoga County and those that will serve statewide. The complete lists of funded programs around the state are available here and here.

Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives TANF Expenditures- Statewide and Cuyahoga County Based, FY2022-2023

Project/OrganizationFunding in FY22Funding in FY23Location/Service AreaPurpose
Adoption Network Cleveland$100,000$0CuyahogaProviding parent education, resources, family resiliency programs that promote family resiliency and decrease failed placements
Athletes in Action$20,000$0Green, Cuyahoga, Hamilton and MontgomeryProviding personal development programming for middle and high school underprivileged males
Birthing Beautiful Communities$200,000$0Cuyahoga and SummitProviding support to high-risk mothers during pregnancy, at the birth and during the postpartum period to prevent infant mortality
Communities in Schools of Central Ohio$150,000$0Franklin, Cuyahoga, Hamilton, Mahoning and MontgomeryHelping at-risk students by working in school communities to remove barriers and provide integrated supports that empower youth to stay in school
Community of Faith Assembly$50,000$0CuyahogaProviding holistic services to families in need
Esperanza$200,000$0CuyahogaProviding services to address the educational needs of the Hispanic community, including mentoring, family engagement, and postsecondary education
Everlasting Covenant Ministries$75,000$0CuyahogaProviding workforce training for returning citizens and preventing recidivism
Family First Village$125,000$0CuyahogaProviding academic assistance through targeted learning for at-risk youth ages 5-18
GroundWork Group$150,000$0StatewideProviding basic needs to individuals and families
I'm in Transition Ministries Institute$74,000$0CuyahogaProviding residential recovery housing for men
It's Not a Moment, but a Movement$50,000$0CuyahogaProviding recovery support services
Karamu House, Inc$75,000$0CuyahogaProviding trauma-informed care to youth
Northern Ohio Recovery Association$100,000$0CuyahogaProviding mentoring and recovery supports to women and children
Ohio Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs$500,000$500,000Clubs: West Chester/Liberty, Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Massillon, Inc., Youngstown, Wooster, Central Ohio, Northeast Ohio, Toledo, Hamilton, Orrville, Washington CountyProviding supportive services to youth at clubs throughout the state
Ohio Association of Foodbanks$2,812,819$2,812,819StatewideProviding summer rural delivery meals, summer weekend meals, and mobile farmers market programs
Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation$368,480$368,480Franklin, Butler, Clermont, Cuyahoga, Erie, Gallia, Greene, Hamilton, Hocking, Jackson, Licking, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning, Marion, Meigs, Montgomery, Morgan, Stark, Summit, Washington and WayneProviding suicide prevention service to disadvantaged families in counties across the state
Olivet Housing and Community Development Corporation$250,000$0CuyahogaReduce the equity gap in educational attainment for low-income families by providing access to quality education, job training, and other services that lead to sustainable jobs
Operation Warm$300,000$300,000StatewideProviding new coats and shoes to at-risk children
Pipeline to God$100,000$0CuyahogaProviding academic development and socio-emotional skills for youth in grades 3-8
Providence House Inc.$50,000$0CuyahogaProviding mentoring and recovery supports to women and children
Reaching Above Hopelessness and Brokenness Ministries, Inc.$250,000$0Summit, Cuyahoga, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Tuscarawas, WayneProviding support services for human trafficking survivors
Relink$75,000$0StatewideProviding statewide support services to families experiencing addiction
Safe Harbor House$25,000$0StatewideProviding trauma-informed care to women
The Salvation Army$150,000$0CuyahogaProviding academic support to underprivileged, school-aged youth
Western Reserve Area on Aging$100,000$0Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and MedinaDistributing meals to TANF-eligible families
Source: Governor Mike DeWine, Executive Orders 2021-12D and 2021-13D,