- Program Flint Area
- Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
- Grant Amount $22,750
- Grant Period January 1, 2003–December 31, 2004
- Location Flint, MI, United States
- Geographic Focus Flint
About this grant
According to the 2000 Census, Latinos make up 3 percent of the overall population in Flint and Genesee County. In 2001, a study was undertaken to assess the status of Latinos in Flint in order to better understand their needs. The report identified areas of concern as well as ways to bridge the gaps between needs and service delivery for this population.Funding will enable the Spanish Speaking Information Center to assess its mission and service delivery by hiring a consultant. The consultant will provide direction through a planning process to assist the center in creating a strategic plan. The planning process will include a review of financial assets and liabilities, an assessment of programs and services currently available to the local Latino constituency, and an examination of the sustainability of the center’s programs and services.The center was established in 1970 as a human service agency to help Latinos in Genesee and Lapeer Counties to become participating members of the community while maintaining, nurturing and sharing their cultural roots.