More than two dozen programs run by nonprofits and government agencies in Riverside County were awarded nearly $10 million in U.S. Housing & Urban Development grants intended to reduce homelessness.

The aggregate sum awarded to entities within California was $382,566,777 -- the largest amount of any state. In Riverside County, 25 separate grants were awarded, the largest of which -- $1.32 million -- went to Path of Life Ministries, in support of its family homeless shelter and rescue mission.

Continuum of Care disbursals are meant to reinforce efforts by public agencies and nonprofits to help move people off the streets, or out of other marginal living conditions, and into transitional or permanent housing, according to the agency.

Read the full article about U.S. Housing and Urban Development grants to end homelessness at Patch.