CARES Act Non-Profit Grant

CARES Non-Profit Grant Information

Walton County has allocated $500,000 in CARES Act funding to support the on-going work of local non-profits that provide services to mitigate or respond to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Non-profits may request funds to support Food Assistance Programs or Service Expansion Programs related to COVID-19. All eligible organizations will be vetted through a grant application process, and all expenses should be appropriately justified. Grants will be reimbursed on a reimbursement basis upon review and approval of documented expenditures.

Some examples of eligible requests include service organizations that provide food, essential supplies, personal protective equipment, and medical access to individuals impacted by COVID-19.

Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received until funds have been fully distributed.

Please note that the County is requesting that final documentation be received no later than August 24, 2020, to allow for appropriate processing. Walton County will work with organizations to track expenditures and ensure that funds can be reasonably spent within the designated time-frame.

 The CARES Act

All funding requests must align with the CARES Act guidelines. This means that all expenditures must be directly related to COVID-19, not previously budgeted, and incurred between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020.

Eligibility Checklist

  • The organization can provide proof of non-profit 501(c)(3) status and is in good standing with the Stateof Florida Secretary of State.
  • The organization has its principal place of business in Walton County.
  • The organization provides COVID-19 relief services to the residents of Walton County.
  • The organization can meet the technical requirements of the grant program, including the ability to provide financial records and program validation.

Download Non-Profit CARES Grant Application