United Way of Central West Virginia’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Funds will provide assistance to help expand the WV 2-1-1 efforts, meet basic needs of those most vulnerable and impacted by the pandemic and will be flexible to meet the emerging needs of people in this fast-changing environment.
COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Grant Funds will be utilized to help meet basic needs and increase resilience in Kanawha, Putnam, Boone, Clay and Logan Counties. The distribution plan may be adjusted based on emerging needs and in response to changing situations.
- Meeting Increased Service Demand: Assisting nonprofit organizations serving United Way of Central WV’s most vulnerable populations impacted by widespread shutdown of schools, job layoffs and/or unemployment with basic needs - food, meals, housing, prescriptions, medical supplies, hygiene supplies, living expenses, transportation costs, etc.
- Operational Capacity and Business Continuity: Provide operating support to our nonprofit partners that are meeting community needs resulting from COVID-19, and are in financial distress. General operating support grants may be used to cover day-to-day activities or ongoing expenses such as administrative salaries, utilities, office supplies, technology maintenance, etc.
ELIGIBILITY FOR RELIEF FUNDS
- Nonprofit organizations certified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) tax status. Applications that do not contain a valid EIN (tax ID) number will not be considered.
- Established programs serving eligible clients/families impacted by COVID-19.
- Demonstrated ability to deploy resources quickly and effectively.
- Operations currently in place with the ability to use expend/distribute funds to immediately respond to the individuals and families in need.
- Ability to track and report on utilization and outcome data.
- Complete the form at the bottom of this page.
- We expect grants to range in size from $2,500 to $5,000.
- Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed by a committee comprised of United Way of Central WV staff. Grants will be awarded as quickly as possible and as funding is available. It is likely that organizations will only be eligible for one Response Fund Grant, though that may vary as response and recovery efforts continue.
- Organizations that are awarded response funds will be informed by email. Funding will primarily be disbursed by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
For questions about the grant application, please contact Lisa Hudnall, Community Services Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304.340.3521.