- 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 - Coming Soon!
- Comprehensive Nonprofit Stability Award
- Personal Protective Equipment Program
Reopening of the Comprehensive Business Stability Award Coming Soon!
In support of our business community, Jefferson County Government will be offering a second opportunity for businesses within Jefferson County with the reopening of the CARES Act Comprehensive Business Stability Award. The award will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30 and close on Monday, Dec. 7. Our goal is to provide eligible businesses with financial assistance to stabilize operations for COVID-19 related expenses and stability needs incurred from March 1 to December 30, 2020.
Due the timeline of having to complete awards prior to the December 30, 2020 deadline, we are asking all interested businesses to prepare to apply for this award in the time before it reopens on Nov. 30, 2020.
All businesses will need to have the DUNS number and System for Award Management (SAM) number for Jefferson County to make an award. Please register for these prior to the application opening. The SAM process can take up to two weeks to obtain your number.
Register Now to be able to supply this information on your award application
DUNS number (Data Universal Numbering System) used for business credit reporting purposes.
Jefferson County will need the Dun & Bradstreet D U N S Number, the unique nine-digit identifier for your business. You can obtain one free of charge at: https://www.dnb.com/duns-number/get-a-duns.html.
System for Award Management (SAM) number
For CARES Act federal funding, every recipient needs to register and be in good standing with The System for Award Management (SAM). Visit this official website of U.S. government and register for FREE: https://www.sam.gov/SAM/pages/public/index.jsf..
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
In addition, if you are located in the U.S. and its outlying areas, you can also get FREE support from your local Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), an official resource for government contracting assistance. Go to https://www.aptac-us.org/ to find your closest PTAC.
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.
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