LINC Inc. is working to give prisoners a second chance by helping former inmates get back into society and working again, but they need more funding a research.
That's where the Second Chance Grant comes in.
Officials will meet Monday to discuss the particulars, but New Hanover County applied for the grant on behalf of LINC Inc.
It's a partnership that officials say is necessary to fight crime.
The grant would allow for more than $600,000 in funding for LINC Inc. and help former prisoners find housing and jobs once they are out of jail.
"Empowering organizations like ours; it keeps us safe," Frankie Roberts, Executive Director of LINC, Inc., said. "It increases the tax base, then we can almost guarantee that a person will be at the bank on a Friday with a paycheck versus with a gun."
Officials say they will find out in July if they were awarded the grant.
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