Ferguson fund allocates money to schools, businesses

Florissant  Avenue in Ferguson was one of the main sights for protests in the wake of Michael Brown's death. | Courtesy of Youth Radio/Flickr
Florissant Avenue in Ferguson was one of the main sights for protests in the wake of Michael Brown’s death. | Courtesy of Youth Radio/Flickr

A fund created by the Regional Business Council will give $95,000 to help businesses in the Ferguson area affected by August’s unrest over the police shooting death of Michael Brown and to help pay for training efforts at local schools. More than $150,000 has been pledged to the Reinvest North County Fund, and this is the first round of awards.

Fund officials said about half of the money the money will provide “training and support to teachers, students and parents as the community moves forward in a safe and constructive way.” Another $55,000 in grants will go to businesses caught up in the looting and unrest in and near Ferguson.

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