Local Nonprofit Agencies encouraged to apply for CARES Act funding
Application available on county website, deadline is Monday, November 16
Funding from the federal coronavirus relief program, CARES Act, is now available to nonprofit agencies in Will County. The County will allocate $6 million to local nonprofits agencies to assist with significant impacts resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.
“Our nonprofit agencies have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis,” said County Executive Denise Winfrey. “They rely heavily on corporate and personal donations to provide critical services for some of the most vulnerable in our county. This crisis has reduced revenue streams across the board and I am happy the federal government is allocating this funding to keep these agencies operating.”
The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by the U.S. Congress earlier this year provides payments to State, Local, and Tribal governments navigating through the economic challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak. The county is distributing more than $121 million to other local governments, small businesses, local households, and nonprofit agencies.
Nonprofit 501 (c) organizations, including places of worship that automatically qualify as a 501 (C) (3) organization, are encouraged to apply for up to a $2000 grant to cover for COVID-19 Pandemic expenses, help comply with public health mandates, and/or enhance their delivery options to meet increased demand for services.
For eligibility criteria, more information, or to submit an application, please visit the website: https://www.willcountyillinois.com/CARES-Act/Non-Profit-Assistance. All nonprofit grant applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 16.