It will help those which have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Frederick, Md (KM) An assistance program for Frederick County Non-Profits which have suffered economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been launched. County Executive Jan Gardner unveiled the program during her public information briefing on Thursday. “The Frederick County Non-Profit Bounce Back Program is open to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations that are located in Frederick County and serve county residents,” she said. “Bounce Back grants will offer funds based on demonstrated need.”
Gardner says these grants can be awarded in amounts between $5,000 up to $50,000. She said non-profits must demonstrate their ability to deliver services was adversely impacted due to revenue losses and increased expenses, or both. “Eligible costs include salaries, inventory, rent, utilities, marketing, technology, contract services, insurance, program expenses and COVID-related items such as personal protective equipment and cost of clearing an disinfection,” she says.
The grants can cover these expenses between March 1st, 2020, and December 31st, 2021.
Gardner says the county has available $858, 620 which comes from the county’s portion of the American Relief Plan and Maryland Recovery Now.
Non-profits can apply starting on June 7th, 2021 at 8:00 AM. The deadline is Monday, June 21st at 4:00 PM. Gardner says each application will be judged by a committee, and awards will be sent out in July.
But not all non-profits are eligible to apply. “The program is not designed for agencies that operate under the umbrella or fiscal sponsorship of another,” says Gardner. “It’s also not open to churches, fraternal or civic organizations, homeowners’ associations, labor unions, foundations or cemeteries.”
Applications will e accepted at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/BounceBack.
By Kevin McManus