First recipients of Ready by Five millage chosen

The organizations that will receive the first round of funding from the Ready by Five early childhood millage have been selected.

The Kent County board of commissioners last week approved a total of $2.4 million to be distributed through 2021 to four organization: $763,324 to Family Futures, $50,000 to Family Promise of Grand Rapids, $930,000 to Health Net of West Michigan and $656,676 to Kent Intermediate School District.

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