Summit County CARES Non-profit Grant Program

This program is no longer accepting applications. Applicants will be notified of the award decisions soon.

The Summit County CARES Non-profit Grant Program is offered pursuant to funding received by Summit County through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Funding will be made available to a limited number of Non-profit, with 40 employees/FTEs or less that meet specific requirements set by the Summit County.

The Summit County CARES Non-profit Grant Program will provide grants from $2,000 up to $20,000, dependent on the number of employees. The applicant Non-profit must demonstrate a significant impact as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to be considered for funding.

Applications will open on August 24, 2020 at 12:00AM and close on September 4, 2020 at 11:59PM. Funds will be disbursed until the funds are exhausted. Due to the anticipated number of submissions and limited funding, applications will be ranked based on predetermined priorities.

The application link will go live on August 24th.

TERMS

Funds are provided as a grant. Repayment is only required if the grant agreement is violated or the County determines a duplication of benefits has occurred. Grants will be awarded based on the number of employees as of March 1, 2020, as outlined below, with a minimum award of $2,000.

  • Up to $5,000 for 1-10 Fulltime Employees or FTEs
  • Up to $10,000 for 11-25 Fulltime Employees or FTEs
  • Up to $20,000 for 26-40 Fulltime Employees or FTEs

 

ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nonprofit that have been licensed in Summit County or a municipality in Summit County on or before March 1, 2020 will be scored higher. Nonprofits started after this date may still apply.
  • Non-profit had 40 full-time equivalent employees or less as of March 1, 2020.
  • Non-profit must be physically located in Summit County.
  • Non-profit experienced a significant negative financial impact from the COVID-19 pandemic from March 1 to June 30, 2020.
  • Non-profit must be open and operating.
  • Non-profit must be able to spend the entire grant award by November 30, 2020, per U.S. Department of the Treasury requirements
  • Non-profit owners must have the ability to document and report on use of funds.
  • Non-profit must be a 501(c)3, 501(c)4, or 501(c)6 organization in good standing with the State of Utah.
  • The Non-profit organization is engaged in activities that are legal under the law.
  • The Non-profit organization can meet the program technical requirements including the ability to provide financial records to support the grant request and program validation.

 

PROGRAM SERVICE AREA

Non-profit must be located within Summit County to be eligible for funding.

DUPLICATION OF BENEFITS

Non-profit may not receive federally-subsidized disaster assistance that duplicates any part of their disaster loss covered by insurance or another source, such as the Small Business Administration (SBA) programs (PPP and EIDL), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) and state programs (Commercial Rental Assistance).

Applicants for the Summit County CARES Non-profit Grant Program must disclose any funds applied for or received from these sources or other federal and state assistance programs.

It is the County’s sole discretion to determine if funds received from any of these sources constitutes a duplication of benefits. If a duplication of benefits determination is made after the County funds have been disbursed, the amount of funds that were determined to be duplicative must be repaid to the County.

ELIGIBLE USE OF FUNDS

The grant funds must be solely used for expenditures that occur between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 and fall under one or more of the following categories:

 

  • Payroll;
  • Operating Expenses;
  • Business Lease or Rent;
  • Business telework equipment costs;
  • Inventory Acquisition (inventory needed to reopen or maintain open status);
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) purchase; and
  • Facility Readiness (social distancing preparedness, business modifications, etc.).

 

For further information, please visit the U.S. Treasury's Updated June 30, 2020 Guidance for State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Governments, or the U.S. Treasury's Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

The following documents are required for each application:

  • Non-profit shall provide a copy of Form 990 (most recent year)
  • Non-profit shall provide a copy of IRS Tax Exemption Determination Letter
  • Non-profit shall provide a budget for the use of the requested grant funds.
  • Non-Profit shall detail the negative financial impacts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic (March 1 to June 30, 2020).
  • Copy of Summit County (municipality) Business License.

 

PRIORITIZATION

It is anticipated that there will be more funding requests than money available for the Summit County CARES Non-profit Grant Program. The County will review and rank applications to prioritize disbursement of the funds. The applications will be prioritized according to the following criteria:

  • Equitable distribution of funds throughout the County based on population distribution.
  • Non-profits that were unable to practice safe social distancing and needed to close, in accordance with state and local guidance or Non-profits that voluntarily closed or partially closed to promote social distancing measures, in accordance with state and local guidance.
  • Non-profits that have been open for at least two years.
  • Non-profits that did not receive any other federally-subsidized disaster assistance such as the Small Business Administration (SBA) programs (PPP and EIDL), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) and state programs (Commercial Rental Assistance).
  • Non-profits who provide direct resources and/or pass resources along to frontline organizations who are delivering emergency assistance, such as rent support, food security, healthcare, mental and behavioral health and childcare.
  • Non-profits who are primarily engaged in economic development activities.
  • Non-profits who are primarily engaged in the support or the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sector (NAICS Code: 71) or the Accommodation and Food Services sector (NAICS Code: 72).

* Non-profits that fail to meet all of the criteria listed above are still eligible to receive a grant award.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Non-profit needing technical assistance with the Summit County CARES Non-profit Grant Program can call (801) 229.3691 or email jbedingfield@mountainland.org