Avery County have reached an agreement with W.A.M.Y. Community Action for the nonprofit to administer $49,500 in funds the county received through the neighborhood revitalization program grant.

High Country Press reports Avery Commissioners approved the agreement at their meeting September 8.

W.A.M.Y. will oversee activities associated with the Emergency Home Repairs project, and identify eligible homes for repair services, verify homeowner’s eligibility, prepare bid notices, maintain files and other related documents and submit invoices to Avery County for reimbursement.

W.A.M.Y. partners with families and communities to provide the disadvantaged the support and tools they need to become self-sufficient in Watauga, Avery, Mitchell and Yancey, North Carolina counties.