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.

  1. Comprehensive Business Stability Award - Coming Soon!
  2. Comprehensive Nonprofit Stability Award
  3. 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:

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:

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 to find your closest PTAC.