Oscoda, MI. The Oscoda Area United Way was the recipient of one of ten mini-grant awards in the amount of $4,830.00. The Michigan Area United Way through a donation made by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis, awarded United Ways who are doing direct work with the ALICE Population.
Who is ALICE?
ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) may be a relative or friend. You may be ALICE. As cashiers, waiters, child care providers, and other members of our essential workforce, ALICE earns just above the Federal Poverty Level but less than what it costs to make ends meet. These struggling households are forced to make impossible choices each day. While such hardship is pervasive, households of color are disproportionately ALICE.
ALICE also represents the data reshaping the dialogue on financial hardship, and a grassroots movement that is picking up steam across half of U.S. states – and counting.
For more information about the work that United Ways are doing with the ALICE population, you can visit the website at: https://www.unitedforalice.org/.