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Montgomery County and the Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg have established a grant fund in response to COVID-19 to support the recovery of nonprofit organizations. The grant program is administered by all three localities with assistance from The Community Foundation of the New River Valley. Funding for the Nonprofit Recovery Grant is provided by the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.To be considered for funding, nonprofit organizations must hold a 501(c)3, 501(c)4, or 501(c)6 designation, meet specific eligibility criteria and be able to provide required documentation.
The Nonprofit Recovery Grant is the second grant opportunity offered by the three localities in response to COVID-19. In August, the localities announced a Small Business Recovery Grant and are currently developing a grant opportunity for childcare centers, with additional information to come.There are a number of eligible grant uses for nonprofit organizations, including but 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.