Aitkin Health Services, Public Schools receive grants from Northland Foundation

Aitkin Health Services was one of five Child Care Grants that received money from the Northland Foundation to help start-up new programs from the time period of April to the end of June.

Aitkin, along with Eveleth, Duluth, and Virginia each received 10-thousand-dollars to help increase the supply of child care openings in the region through the Department of Human Services.

Aitkin Public Schools and McGregor KIDS PLUS/Something Cool Inc also received 5,500 dollars in grant money from the Northland Foundation as part of the AGE to age Summer College Intern Program, which helps older adults and their caregivers live well in their homes and communities. The grant money provides paid internship opportunities to college students over the summer to gain experience in intergenerational programming in their hometowns.

The Northland Foundation has awarded 42 total grants totaling more than 380-thousand-dollars, 50-thousand dollars of which went to child care expansion, in the second quarter of 2019.