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Posted on June 24, 2021 at 12:29 PM by MaryFrances Forcier
Nonprofits and faith-based organizations serving Loudoun County residents are encouraged to apply for financial assistance available through the county’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. This funding will support organizations that are working to mitigate the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applications will be available Monday, June 28, 2021, at loudoun.gov/grantopportunities.
County staff will present information on this funding opportunity in a webinar Wednesday, June 30 at 9:00 a.m. Anyone interested in attending the webinar should email their name and the name of their organization to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive log-on information for the webinar.
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors recently approved a spending plan for the county’s ARPA funding. This plan includes a variety of programs to help the county recover from the effects of the pandemic, including support for the business community, the tourism industry, the county’s ongoing vaccination efforts, telehealth and broadband services. In addition, the plan includes an allocation of $2.5 million to nonprofit organizations that are assisting the community with COVID-19 response and recovery.
The application process is open to all nonprofits and faith-based organizations serving Loudoun County residents. These funds will be available to organizations that meet the following criteria:
Priority will be given to those organizations that continue to experience and demonstrate COVID-19-related changes in services that provide direct, life-sustaining assistance, with a focus toward recovery and sustainability. Those priority areas include rental assistance to those not eligible under the state’s Rental Relief Program, utility assistance, food assistance and health and wellness support.
Consistent with Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding, the county will be accepting applications under these programs:
Organizations must describe their long-term recovery plan, including steps taken to promote long-term stability as well as innovations and adaptations made in response to the pandemic and plans to enhance future service delivery.
The deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Applications will be reviewed, and funding will be provided on a rolling basis.