COVID-19 grant program announced for non-profits in Montgomery County, Blacksburg, Christiansburg

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A grant fund has been established for non-profit organizations in Montgomery County as well as the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg to support recovery efforts during COVID-19.

The program is being administered by all three localities as well as The Community Foundation in the NRV. Funding for the Non-Profit Recovery Grant is being provided through the CARES Act.

To qualify, non-profit organizations must hold a 501(c)3, 501(c)4, or 501(c)6 designation and must meet specific eligibility criteria as well as provide required documentation.

The Non-Profit Recovery Grant is the second grant opportunity offered by the three localities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last month, the Small Business Recovery Grant program was announced in these areas.

There is also a grant opportunity being developed that caters to childcare centers – more information on that is expected to come soon.

There are a number of eligible grant uses for non-profit organizations, including but are not limited to, maintaining and adjusting core operations, programs and staff. The grant may also be applied to supporting the expansion of programs that mitigate the effects of the pandemic on health, safety and economic security of clients served. Expenses incurred before March 15; those reimbursed by other federal or state funds; or items not deemed ‘necessary’ are ineligible.

Guidelines for the Grant:

  • Completion of the grant application outlining the use of funds by Oct. 15. For full details, and to complete the online grant application, visit one of these sites:
  • Maximum funds available per award will be based on up to 25-percent of the recent annual operating budget or a maximum of $25,000;
  • One (1) application per non-profit business;
  • Funds will be reviewed by a grant review committee and awarded one at a time;
  • Grant distribution is scheduled to begin in Oct. or Nov. 2020, but the distribution timeline may vary depending on the locality administering the grant and on-demand.

For questions about the grant program, email grants@blacksburg.gov.

Non-profits may also reach out to The Community Foundation of the NRV by emailing jessicawirgau@cfnrv.org.

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