- CARES Act Emergency Grants Funding
CARES Act Emergency Grants Funding
As our community continues with the health and economic implications of the COVID-19 crisis, nonprofits and small business throughout Jefferson County have sought to meet the sudden and emergency needs of our community. Continuing support for them will ensure that services are provided to support the health and well-being of our citizens. See more about the implementation of the programs and expenditures as part of Jefferson County CARES Act Support.
Therefore, Jefferson County is proud to announce the opportunity for both nonprofits and small businesses to apply for relief and receive funding, via the CARES Act, to address the COVID-19 emergency in Jefferson County.
Awards and Disbursement of Funds
Application reviewers will determine eligibility and grant amount. Awards will depend upon the number of applicants, availability of funds, and demonstrated need. Once funding decisions are made, applicants will receive a notification which will outline all terms and conditions of receiving the grant. Jefferson County reserves the right to offer awards different from the specified amount requested.
Recipient Reporting Requirement
Receipts must be submitted by December 15, 2020 for payments made with these funds. Recipient must make all necessary information available to confirm expenditures were eligible.
- Comprehensive Business Stability Award
- Personal Protective Equipment Program
- Comprehensive Nonprofit Stability Award
Comprehensive Business Stability Award - Round Two
In support of our business community, Jefferson County Government is offering an additional grant opportunity for businesses within Jefferson County. The CARES Act Comprehensive Business Stability Award program (Round Two) will open on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 and applications can be submitted through Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. If you participated in Round One of the Business Stability grants, you may apply for additional funding in this round, and businesses that did not participate in Round One may also apply.
Nonprofit businesses are not eligible for this award.
Our goal is to provide eligible businesses with financial reimbursement to stabilize operations for COVID-19-related expenses and stability needs incurred from March 1, 2020, to December 30, 2020. This is a stability application, and documentation will need to be submitted with a summary of all COVID-19-related expenses, stability needs and dollar amounts being awarded. Not all applicants will be approved, and submission requests do not guarantee approval. Each application will be thoroughly reviewed and if your application is chosen, you will be notified. Please do not call or email the office about the status of your application, this will only delay the response team from completing submission reviews.
Awards will depend upon the number of applicants, availability of funds and demonstrated need. Considerations will be based on loss of revenue due to COVID-19 impact compared with 2019 financial statements and costs.
CARES Act Comprehensive Business Stability Funding
CARES Act stability funding will be determined based on proof of how the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has impacted your business. This may include:
- Documented lost revenue directly related to COVID-19.
- Obligation for your business impacted by the emergency:
- Rent or mortgage
- COVID-19 Expenses:
- Existing paid expenses
- Proposed expenses required to operate under Public Health Orders
Award funds may not be used to pay Jefferson County real property taxes. Due to the rules of the Federal funds, the county cannot supply other entities with funds to cover taxes that would be received by the county for revenue. The CARES Act prohibits the use of grant funds to replace county revenues. Requests for funding to offset property taxes will be denied.
Once funding decisions are made, successful applicants will receive an award notification which will outline the terms and conditions to receive funding.
By federal law, Jefferson County must spend the funds associated with this grant by December 30, 2020. The Jefferson County team will be acting quickly to review your application and all associated eligibility documentation. The timeline to review your documents and process payment is extremely tight, so it is critical that your eligibility be clearly documented and that you be as responsive to any follow-up requests from our team as quickly as possible. At the same time, we ask for your patience while waiting to hear from us. We expect to be working through a high volume of applications because we know there is significant need in our community. Thank you for your understanding in meeting this challenge.
Who can apply? (must meet all conditions)
- Businesses that have a physical location within Jefferson County
- Businesses that have been operating at least since Dec. 1, 2019
- Businesses registered and in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State
- Businesses eligible to receive funding as evidenced by registration with D-U-N-S and SAM
- Businesses that have been forced to temporarily close or dramatically limit operations due to the COVID-19 Public Health emergency
Applicants will be required to submit/show:
- A copy of the most recent IRS Tax filing for business (ensure not password protected)
- Completed and signed W-9 form
- Operating statements for March 1-August 31, 2019 and 2020
- Completed CARES Act Business Stability Assessment Worksheet (supplied here)
Applying for the CARES Act Comprehensive Business Stability Award
Step One: Verify Standing with D-U-N-S and SAM
If you have not previously done so (or if your account needs updated), please ensure you have a valid, updated registration through both D-U-N-S and SAM:
For help with D-U-N-S or SAM questions, you can get FREE support from your local Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), an official resource for government contracting assistance. Go to http://www.aptac-us.org/ to find your closest PTAC.
Step Two: Complete CARES Act Business Stability Assessment Worksheet
This CARES Act Business Stability Assessment Worksheet will need to be completed to determine the potential maximum award amount for maintaining essential business functions and operating cost that have been impacted by due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Please save this form and upload it in Step 3 of the online application. Please save as an Excel document and upload.
Download the CARES Act Business Stability Assessment Worksheet >>
For questions or assistance filling out the worksheet, please email the CARES Act team.
Step Three: Apply for CARES Act Comprehensive Business Stability Award
Once you have completed the CARES Act Business Stability Assessment Worksheet, please fill out the secure, online application form >>
We recognize this application requires detailed preparation and a quick turnaround. The Jefferson County CARES Team will be available via Zoom to answer questions about the grant program, application, or assessment worksheet at the following times. Please join us to get your questions answered.
- Tuesday, Dec. 1: 2 - 4 p.m.
Dial In: 301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 989 1710 6094
- Thursday, Dec. 3: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dial In: 301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 915 9817 9291
- Monday, Dec. 7: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dial In: 301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 986 2061 4477
Personal Protective Equipment Program for Small and Micro Businesses and Nonprofits
Jefferson County, along with the Jeffco Chambers of Commerce, are supporting small businesses of 25 employees or less and nonprofits that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) free of charge to those that qualify.
- Nonprofits or businesses with 25 employees or less
Questions? Please email the Jeffco Cares Team
CARES Act Comprehensive Nonprofit Stability Award
The application window is now closed. Thank you to all that submitted their information. You will hear back from the team as soon as possible.
In support of our Nonprofit community, Jefferson County Government is offering a new grant opportunity for Nonprofit organizations serving Jefferson County.
The CARES Act Comprehensive Nonprofit Stability Award program has $1 million dollars reserved for the program. The application period will open on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, and applications can be submitted through Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. We recognize this is an extremely limited time, but it is necessary to complete the award process by December 30, 2020 in compliance with federal law.
Conditions Related to the CARES Act Comprehensive Nonprofit Stability Award
As outlined in the CARES Act, the program providing assistance to nonprofit organizations must fall within the following criteria and requires that the payments from the Coronavirus Relief Fund only be used to cover expenses that:
- are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19);
- were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020 (the date of enactment of the CARES Act) for the State or government’ and
- were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020 and ends on December 30, 2020.
Our goal is to provide eligible nonprofits with financial reimbursement to stabilize operations, based on COVID-19 related expenses and stability needs incurred from Mar. 1, 2020, to Dec, 30, 2020. This is a stability application and documentation will need to be submitted with a summary of all COVID-related expenses and stability needs and dollar amounts being awarded.
Not all applicants will be approved, and submission requests do not guarantee approval. Each application will be thoroughly reviewed and if your application is chosen, you will be notified. Please do not call or email the office about the status of your application, this will only delay the response team from completing submission reviews.
Amounts will be determined based on the financial impact of COVID-19 in relation to the documented 2019 revenue in comparison to the Mar. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2020 revenue. Awards will depend upon the number of applicants, availability of funds and demonstrated need.
Who can apply? (must meet all conditions)
- Nonprofits that serve Jefferson County residents.
- Nonprofits operating since October 1, 2019.
- Nonprofits registered and in good standing with D-U-N-S, SAM, and the Colorado Secretary of State
- Nonprofits that have been impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency: this impact may be in terms of net financial impact or increased demand for services
Applying for the CARES Act Comprehensive Nonprofit Stability Award
To apply for this grant, an interested nonprofit organization must submit the following:
Step One: Complete the CARES Act Nonprofit Stability Assessment Worksheet
The completed Excel document will be included in your application.
Note: submitting the document in any form other than an Excel document will increase the time needed to review your application and may impact your ability to receive an award by the Dec. 30 deadline.
Download and complete the CARES Act Nonprofit Stability Assessment Worksheet >>
If any questions in filling out the worksheet, please email the CARES Act team.
Step Two: Apply for CARES Act Comprehensive Nonprofit Stability Award
Once you have completed the CARES Act Nonprofit Stability Assessment Worksheet, please fill out the secure, online application form >>
If any questions in filling out the application, please email the CARES Act team.
Note: you may complete the application before finishing your D-U-N-S and/or SAM registrations. The application will require you to upload proof of your nonprofit status.
- Please ensure you have a valid, updated registration through both D-U-N-S and SAM. To set up or update, visit the following websites:
- Have questions?
- Question/Answer Sessions
We recognize this application requires detailed preparation and a quick turnaround. The Jefferson County CARES Team will be hosting several meetings via Zoom to answer questions about the grant program, application or assessment worksheet at the following times:
- Monday, November 16: 2 p.m.
Meeting ID: 942 9175 1585
- Tuesday, November 17: 11 a.m.
Meeting ID: 964 3008 7440
- Thursday, November 19: 10 a.m.
Meeting ID: 915 7894 7169
- Monday, November 16: 2 p.m.