CARES Act Nonprofit Funding Update: September 2020
Loudoun County is allocating a second round of funding for eligible nonprofit and faith-based organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The $2.25 million allocation is part of the federal funding made available to the county through the Commonwealth of Virginia from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Applications will be available on this webpage beginning September 17, 2020. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2020.
- Emergency Food Assistance Program: This program is an extension of the Food Assistance Program that began in April. Organizations may request funding for the purchase of food and food delivery expenses.
- COVID-19 Service Expansion Program: This program provides funds to organizations that demonstrate they have significantly expanded their services due to COVID-19.
- Nonprofit Service Interruption Program: This program provides funds to organizations that can demonstrate they have had to interrupt their services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Nonprofit Service Continuity Program: This program provides funds to organizations that can demonstrate that their level of services and residents served have been maintained at a consistent, stable level but have had unexpected costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Loudoun County held two webinars to help groups understand the funding opportunities and explain the application and reporting process:
- View video of webinar for current CARES Act fund grantees.
- View video of webinar for new applicants.
Frequently Asked Questions
- U.S. Treasury Department: CARES Act Guidance for State, Territorial, Local and Tribal Governments (PDF)
- U.S Treasury Department: Frequently Asked Questions about the CARES Act (PDF)
In August, Loudoun County allocated more than $2 million to 53 eligible nonprofit and faith-based organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The allocation was part of the federal funding made available to the county through the Commonwealth of Virginia from the CARES Act.
For more information about the funding process, email the Department of Finance and Budget.
Annual Funding Grants
Through a competitive annual process, Loudoun County provides funding for community programs and initiatives in two areas:
Nonprofit Human Services Grants
Learn more about this program, which provides funding to nonprofit organizations that provide core human services to vulnerable and disadvantaged residents.
Learn more and apply for this program, which helps fund local tourism initiatives and events through Restricted Transit Occupancy Tax (TOT) Grants.
Grants 101 Training
This training, offered in both video and slideshow format, provides a general review of grant application terminology, grant sources, writing strategies, and tips for stronger applications.
For more information, email Grants Program Coordinator Barbara Lawrence or call 571-258-3996.