Harrisonburg CARES Fund of Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County

TCFHR
Last date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Country: 
United States

Detailed Description

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County (TCFHR) is seeking applications for its Harrisonburg CARES Fund that was created for the purpose of supporting Harrisonburg City individuals and families via nonprofits by addressing necessary expenditures due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.

In June 2020, funding was made available to the City of Harrisonburg under section 601(a) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act). The CARES Act established the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) and appropriated $150 billion to distribute to States and certain local governments; the District of Columbia; U.S. Territories; and Tribal governments.

Funding Information

  • The City granted a $250,000 portion of this funding to establish the Harrisonburg CARES Fund to support local nonprofits via grants.

Eligibility Criteria

 

  • Grants are limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The foundation is not able to fund individuals or businesses directly, labor unions, or other 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), and 501(c)(6) organizations.
  • Have local leadership in the form of a board of directors or advisory committee, local financial support, and local program management and accountability.
  • TCFHR supports organizations, projects, and programs that do not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other protected characteristics.

Specific Requirements:

  • A nonprofit organization must have a principal place of business located within or serving the City or with substantial activities occurring within the City of Harrisonburg and with organizational missions and relief efforts focused on the areas of food, utilities, childcare, and may support other COVID-19 relief efforts.
  • Have been legally established 501c3 nonprofit organization as of February 2020.
  • The CARES Act provides that funds may only be used to cover costs that:
  • Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19);
  • Were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020;
  • Were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 30, 2020.
  • If applicants have already received CARES Act funding, they are eligible to apply however cannot use a Harrisonburg CARES Fund grant to support losses or expenses already covered by March 23rd CARES Act legislation that already received.
  • Applicants will be required to acknowledge and agree that the grant funds will be used only to reimburse expenses that were incurred due to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Applicants must follow standard procedures and federal guidelines to ensure grants funds are distributed in a timely manner for designated purposes.
  • Applicants must agree to submit reporting of all expenditures by December 1, 2020, to The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County who will then provide these reports to the City of Harrisonburg.

Specific Requirements

  • A nonprofit organization must have a principal place of business located within or serving the City or with substantial activities occurring within the City of Harrisonburg and with organizational missions and relief efforts focused on the areas of food, utilities, childcare, and may support other COVID-19 relief efforts.
  • Have been legally established a 501c3 nonprofit organization as of February 2020.
  • The CARES Act provides that funds may only be used to cover costs that: (1) Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); (2) Were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020; and (3) Were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 30, 2020.
  • If you have already received CARES Act funding, you are eligible to apply however you cannot use a Harrisonburg CARES Fund grant to support losses or expenses already covered by March 23rd CARES Act legislation that you already received.
  • Applicants will be required to acknowledge and agree that the grant funds will be used only to reimburse expenses that were incurred due to the COVID-19 crisis. Applicants shall further acknowledge that if funds are not expended in a consistent manner, the funds are subject to be returned to TCFHR by November 10.
  • Applicants must follow standard procedures and federal guidelines to ensure grants funds are distributed in a timely manner for designated purposes.
  • Applicants must agree to submit reporting of all expenditures by December 1, 2020, to The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County who will then provide these reports to the City of Harrisonburg.

Source: https://www.tcfhr.org/harrisonburg-cares-fund/

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