The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The Ohio General Assembly established a process for distributing funds to subdivisions such as Crawford County.
Crawford County, in its capacity as a pass-through entity of a federal award of financial assistance, has entered into a cooperative partnership with The Community Foundation for Crawford County to administer a grant program that most effectively identifies needs that fulfill the requirements of the law, and in the process assists Crawford County and its residents to recover from the current public health and related economic emergency resulting from the current pandemic.
The Community Foundation for Crawford County (TCF4CC) used the portion of the CARES Act funds provided by Crawford County to establish the Crawford County CARES Act Nonprofit Relief Fund to help support nonprofit organizations battling through the current economic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state mandates.
TCF4CC will proactively identify potential grant applicants as well as maintain an online grant application. The Foundation will administer grants from the Crawford County CARES Act Nonprofit Relief Fund between now and December 30, 2020, unless Crawford County officials announce an extension. Grants will be made the week after the December 17, 2020 deadline.
The current priority of the Crawford County CARES Act Nonprofit Relief Fund is to provide resources to qualified charitable organizations (defined in Requirements section) that operate and have an office in Crawford County. Priority consideration will be given to eligible organizations that:
- have lost revenue due to cancelled events or programs
- have NOT previously received relief funding from other public or private sources
To be eligible for consideration, an organization must:
- operate as a 501(c)(3) organization (not including private, non-operating foundations) who is in good standing with the State of Ohio Secretary of State's office and the IRS
- have received their nonprofit status at least 12 months prior to March 1, 2020
- operate and have an office in Crawford County
- intend to continue its operations following the COVID-19 pandemic (if currently closed or delivering reduced services), and not be permanently closed
- not be in receivership or bankruptcy
- provide their federal employer identification number
Any organization applying to the Crawford County CARES Act Nonprofit Relief Fund MUST first read the Grant Program Guidelines.
Applications will be taken starting 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 7, 2020 and will run until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2020.
If you have questions about applying for assistance, email or call 419-562-3958.