APPLICATION PERIOD FOR MONROE COUNTY CARES NONPROFIT GRANT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO CLOSE MONDAY AT NOON

MONROE COUNTY, FL – The application period for the Monroe County CARES Nonprofit Grant Assistance Program, approved by the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners for COVID-19-impacted 501c3 organizations, will close on Monday, Dec. 7 at noon.

Monroe County has set aside $1 million for eligible nonprofit organization. Funds are still available and qualifying organizations are encouraged to apply. The organization must provide documentation proving the 501c3 status, the organization must be located in Monroe County, and serve the community or citizens of Monroe County. In addition to other requirements, the organization must substantiate COVID-19 pandemic negative impact and be in current operation providing services in Monroe County since at least Nov. 1, 2018.

The assistance program consists of a one-time fixed amount grant based on the size of the applicant organization’s operating budget, prior to March 1, 2020 as reported on its most recently filed IRS 990 form. The grant amounts are as follows:

  • Total Operating Budget below $350,000: $3,000
  • Total Operating Budget between $350,000 and below $850,000: $5,000
  • Total Operating Budget $850,000 and over: $7,000

Applications are being accepted and funded based on when a fully completed application is received on a first come first serve basis. The application is done completely with an online application. Applications are not accepted through email or mail.

Local chambers of commerce have offered to help any local nonprofits in their area with application questions, even if they are not members. Contact your local chamber AFTER reading the Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions document.

The application, required documents, and the guidance and frequently asked questions document can be found at www.monroecounty-fl.gov/nonprofitcares.

Do not start the application without having all required documents ready to attach. Submitted applications without all the required documentation attached will not be considered.