DANBURY — United Way of Western Connecticut has received a $10,000 grant to support the working poor.

The grant from the Genworth Foundation will benefit what United Way calls the ALICE population, or those who are “asset-limited, income-constrained and employed.”

“We are so grateful to Genworth for supporting our work to benefit the ALICE population,” said Isabel Almeida, United Way’s interim president and chief operating officer. “We believe that people who work hard should be able to serve healthy food to their families, and that their children should have the same access to quality care and educational activities that all children have. This Genworth grant demonstrates that they share in our belief that people who work hard deserve a hand up.”

The funding will go toward the ALICE Enrichment Fund, which provides families with $300 per child per year to pay for out-of-school activities. It will also support child care and after-school subsidies, as well as the Stamford Cradle to Career program, which works to ensure equity in education. Money will also go toward a discount card and mobile app ALICE households use to pay for healthy food.