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CARES Act Grant Funding Application: Non-Profits, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment, Food Banks, Food Pantries, Non-Profit Food Delivery

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  2. The application period opens August 14, 2020

    This is an application for emergency funds to cover expenses incurred during and directly related to the COVID-19 Pandemic for non-profit organizations, mental health/substance abuse providers and non-profit food banks/food delivery services. (Food banks/food delivery services may apply for a maximum of $2,500).

  3. If you have any questions about the grant application, please contact: (540)853-2894

  4. The CARES Act requires that the payments from the Coronavirus Relief Fund only be used to cover expenses that:

  5. 1. Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

  6. 2. Were NOT accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020 (the date of enactment of the CARES Act) for the State or government; and

  7. 3. Were incurred during the period that began on March 1, 2020 and ends on December 30, 2020.


  9. A. Mental Health Support and/or Substance Abuse Treatment

    The unprecedented response required to combat COVID-19 and the associated physical and social distancing that has resulted has placed a significant toll on the mental health of our residents resulted in increases in those seeking mental health counseling, substance use, and suicide. Additional funding to support the expansion of services to address these services can be applied for in this category.

  10. B. Non-profit Social Service Providers - Increased costs due to increased demand for services

    Prior to the onset of COVID-19 many in our community were struggling. Poverty is particularly high in the Northwest and Southeast portions of our community and most notably among our African-American population. COVID-19 has placed our most vulnerable at even greater risk, threaten even more with poverty and has strained our local safety net to the breaking point. These funds seek to strengthen that safety net by providing additional support to non-profit social service providers who address the basic needs of our most vulnerable community members who have experienced increased costs associated with an increased demand for services.

  11. C. Support for Food Banks, Food Pantries & non-profit Food Delivery

    The impact of COVID-19 has stretched the capacity of community food resources and increased demands have resulted in increased cost by those providing access to food. These funds seek to strengthen those resources and increase capacity for those in need to access healthy food.

  12. Which category(s) of grant funding is your agency applying for?*

  13. Please include in this description increases in demand for services and the impact on your organization due to the increase in demand (ex. Increased staff, expenditures for protective equipment, cleaning and disinfecting materials or other working capital needed to address COVID-19 response.

  14. If you have additional information for consideration, please upload a PDF document here.

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