First, Guilford County government offered financial help in the form of grants to local businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic, and, this week, the county announced a similar program to help area nonprofits.
According to a press release from the county announcing the program, the objective is “to offer immediate financial assistance to nonprofit agencies in Guilford County to aid in maintaining their business, workforce, and residents.”
The county is offering specific information on when nonprofits can ask for the money. The online application, the only way to apply, will be available on Wednesday, June 10, at 3 p.m. That’s important because the county will award this money to qualifying nonprofits on a first-come, first-served basis.
Representatives of nonprofit organizations can ask county officials their questions before the application process opens up.
Funding for the program is coming from a nearly $94-million federal grant that Guilford County received to help address the economic and social damage done by the restrictions put in place in an attempt to control the spread of COVID-19. The county has already allocated much of that money to the grant relief program for local businesses and the county has plans to use $2.5 million of the federal relief funds to support the nonprofit agencies. It will offer one-time grants of up to $50,000 to help offset the losses experienced by these groups due to the stay-at-home orders and other restrictions mandated by Gov. Roy Cooper in an attempt to control the spread of COVID-19.
The new program, officially known as the Guilford CARES Nonprofit Assistance Grant Program, is meant to provide targeted emergency financial support for nonprofit agencies in Guilford County that were adversely affected by the stay-at-home orders that were issued.
Information as to which nonprofits will qualify can be found on the front page of Guilford County’s website. Anyone who has additional questions can contact those administering the grant program at GuilfordCARESNonprofit@guilfordcountync.gov.
Is “care” the buzzword of the day? Like we don’t “care” about your get-elected, log-rolling, feather-bedding schemes. If you “care” about those impacted, and you have the money to “care”; well, why don’t you ” care” enough about your constituents to reduce our property taxes? Wouldn’t we spend our money more efficiently, where it we does us the most good? Would we not be much better choosing where to donate our time and money on our own charities, since we earned it ourselves? All this with greater effect, without filtering it through the trough of govt hand outs. I am ashamed of what our Party has become, and all you nattering na-bobs handing out goodies like manna from Heaven.
Amen! Thank you for your post. Socialism has never worked. The key to prosperity across the board is very limited government and low taxes. Property taxes were put forth as part of the Communist agenda long ago. The idea was that you would never really own your own property. The powers that be, knowing human nature, were intelligent enough to steal from citizens incrementally; the old frog in boiling water trick. America would never have been free if there hadn’t been just enough citizens with more backbone and love of freedom than the citizens today.
Do folks think that “Real Estate” means that it is “really” yours? When did we fall for that? “REAL” (RAY-all) is Spanish for “ROYAL’. More to the point: “Royal Estate”. That’s right folks, no one in the Country actually owns their land. If you don’t pay your rent (taxes), the govt will take your land, and rent it to someone else who will pay the back rent. You’ll have to sell what’s on your land, too; in order for the govt to get their back rent. Years ago, I put this to an experience realtor that I knew personally. There was no comment of any kind.
I just hope the program is transparent and provides a list of which NFPs received how much was given to them. This way one can compare the NFPs which received funds to the ones which council members (city & county) have relationships with.