May 26

Loudoun County Invites Nonprofit Input for Coronavirus Relief Funding

Posted on May 26, 2022 at 12:01 PM by Nancy McCormick

Nonprofits serving Loudoun County residents are encouraged to complete a survey to assist the county in prioritizing programs for consideration in the second round of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. The online survey will close Friday, June 10, 2022.

This survey is a follow-up to a series of listening sessions through which Loudoun nonprofit organizations provided input on coronavirus relief funding earlier this year.  

Loudoun County expects to receive a second distribution of ARPA funding this year. The first distribution of $40,162,454.50, which is half of the allocated amount of $80,324,909, was received in June 2021. The Board of Supervisors appropriated the first portion of funds to address immediate needs to assist areas of the county hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, including $2.5 million to nonprofit organizations. The second portion of funding also includes an allocation of $2.5 million to nonprofits with a focus on continued COVID-19-related services.

All funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024, and must be spent by December 31, 2026.

For more information about the distribution of coronavirus relief funds in Loudoun, including the county’s 2021 Recovery Plan Performance Report (PDF) and a link to the survey, visit loudoun.gov/arpa.

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May 10

Loudoun Tourism Grant Application for Fiscal Year 2023 is Online

Posted on May 10, 2022 at 4:14 PM by Nancy McCormick

Loudoun County’s annual Tourism Grant competitive process is underway with the posting of the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY 2023) grant application at loudoun.gov/tourismgrant. The grant program is designed to support local tourism initiatives and events that drive tourists to Loudoun County.

Nonprofits, municipalities and businesses located in Loudoun County are invited to apply for funding for projects to attract regional and national visitors to Loudoun County.

Loudoun County’s Tourism Grants are designed to support initiatives that bring more visitors to Loudoun County, increase overnight stays in Loudoun hotels, and enhance the overall attractiveness and marketability of Loudoun County as a destination. These may include new or enhanced attractions, events, programs or marketing campaigns.

Funding from the program is to be spent solely on initiatives that increase tourism or qualifying tourism promotions consistent with state code and the Board of Supervisors’ Restricted Transient Occupancy Tax funding policy. 

For FY 2023, which begins July 1, 2022, the Tourism Grant process will be supplemented by American Rescue Plan Act funds through the Virginia Tourism Corporation. As a result of these funds, awards for this fiscal year will be increased from $10,000 to $25,000 for eligible tourism, marketing and hospitality-related expenses.

Any organization interested in submitting a request for funds must complete the grant application online. Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Additional information about the process, as well as a link to the online application form, may be found at loudoun.gov/tourismgrant

Questions about the process may be directed to Darrell Simpson in the Department of Finance and Budget by email or by phone at 571-258-3482. 

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May 05

Board of Supervisors Approves Nonprofit Human Service Grant Funding Awards for FY 2023

Posted on May 5, 2022 at 1:02 PM by Nancy McCormick

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved annual awards for funding to community nonprofit organizations during its May 3, 2022, meeting. Funding opportunities were made available to tax-exempt, private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations that provide human services to Loudoun County residents in the areas of need identified and approved by the Board of Supervisors for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY 2023), which begins July 1, 2022.

The areas of need are:

  • Prevention and Self-Sufficiency: Services focused on assisting individuals and families in becoming and/or remaining independent and stable, and providing tools, skills, strategies, and resources to individuals and families.
  • Crisis Intervention and Diversion: Services provided to individuals and families in crisis to overcome immediate problems, and reduce or prevent the need for more restrictive and expensive higher-level services. 
  • Long-Term Support: Services that focus on assisting individuals who have continuing, long-term support needs to remain healthy, safe and independent in the community. 
  • Improved Quality of Human Services: Services and opportunities provided to individuals, organizations and communities that enhance the quality, accessibility, accountability and coordination of services provided by community organizations.

The county’s FY 2023 Adopted Budget includes a $1,864,647 allocation for this year’s competitive grant process and the mini-grant process in addition to $2,870,658 in funding for core human services and partnership grants.

Standard Competitive Grants

Through the county’s standard competitive grants process, 28 nonprofit organizations were selected to receive more than $1.8 million in grant funding for FY 2023. The nonprofit grant awards were capped at $113,000. The organizations receiving funding are:

  • All Ages Read Together ($49,406.80)
  • Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) ($47,642.04)
  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington ($106,220.00)
  • Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties ($62,712.27)
  • Crossroads Jobs ($20,832.00)
  • Dulles South Food Pantry ($35,014.50)
  • ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, Inc. ($99,440.00)
  • Friends of Loudoun Mental Health ($26,721.60)
  • INMED Partnerships for Children ($106,220.00) 
  • Insight Memory Care Center ($36,200.00)
  • Legacy Farms  ($35,812.50)
  • Legal Services of Northern Virginia ($67,922.80)
  • Loudoun Cares ($64,320.00)
  • Loudoun Habitat for Humanity ($66,375.00)
  • Loudoun Hunger Relief, Inc. ($106,220.00)
  • Loudoun Literacy Council ($113,000.00)
  • Loudoun Serenity House (LSH) ($63,700.00)
  • Mobile Hope Association ($21,670.46)
  • Northern Virginia Family Service ($34,051.80)
  • Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons ($41,167.77)
  • Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources (OAR) ($105,655.00)
  • Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center ($26,925.82)
  • SCAN of Northern Virginia ($85,165.24)
  • The Arc of Loudoun ($101,700.00)
  • The Chris Atwood Foundation ($101,135.00)
  • The Ryan Bartel Foundation ($60,564.60)
  • Windy Hill Foundation, Inc. ($17,800.00)
  • Women Giving Back ($109,551.80)

Competitive Mini-Grants

Eleven organizations will receive a total of $51,500 in mini-grant funding  – requests of $5,000 or less  – which helps smaller organizations build capacity or support small-scale innovative ideas or projects. Those organizations, each of which were awarded their requested amount, are: 

  • American Turkish Friendship Association (ATFA) ($5,000.00)
  • BDesh Foundation, Inc. ($5,000.00)
  • Help for Others, Inc. ($5,000.00)
  • Just Neighbors Ministry Inc. ($5,000.00)
  • Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy ($5,000.00)
  • Loudoun Youth, Inc. ($5,000.00)
  • Love, KK ($5,000.00)
  • Rx Drug Access Partnership, dba Rx Partnership (RxP) ($4,500.00)
  • Station Stitchers ($3,000.00)
  • The Step Sisters ($4,000.00)
  • YMCA Loudoun County ($5,000.00)

For the competitive and mini-grant processes, a total of 62 nonprofit organizations submitted applications, requesting over $3.6 million for FY 2023 funding consideration. Thirty-nine organizations received funding. More information about the funding process is online at loudoun.gov/nonprofitgrantfunding

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