The Charles County Charitable Trust is pleased to announce the availability of $500,000 for nonprofit organizations serving Charles County. The funds are provided by the County through the American Rescue Act (ARPA) that was passed by Congress last year.
The purpose of the funds is to provide grants to Nonprofits to respond to COVID-19 or the negative economic impact of the pandemic, covering a broad range of services and/or to respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 emergency by providing premium pay, training and/or work incentives to eligible workers.
Eligible uses of awarded funds may include reimbursable expenses for the period March 3, 2021 through February 28, 2023, as long as those expenses have not already been supported by COVID relief or other funding. The one exception is for Premium Pay for nonprofit front line employees, which is retroactive to March 1, 2020. Funds must be expended no later than February 28, 2023.
Grant Orientation Workshop: January 6, 2022
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022
Notification of Awards: February 28, 2022
Grant Period: March 3, 2021– February 28, 2023 except for Premium Pay, which is retroactive to March 1, 2020.
Grant Amount: The maximum grant amount is $50,000
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**Since this recording the Treasury Department has added additional services to it’s list of eligible uses. Please note additional categories under Category B**
Grants are available to respond to COVID-19 or the negative economic impact of the pandemic. Organizations may request funding from Category A and/or Category B. The criteria for use of this fund in each of the two categories include:
PREMIUM PAY only may be reimbursed retroactively to March 1, 2020.
All other expenses may be reimbursed retroactively from March 3, 2021 and forward to February 28, 2023. A broad range of expenses and services are covered in this category including:
Refer to the Application Instructions tab for more detailed information.
Each application is reviewed for completeness by staff and is evaluated, starting with a panel of the Board of Directors and culminating in a detailed discussion by the full Charitable Trust Board of Directors. Key factors include:
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