American Rescue Plan: Non-profit Public Service Application

The Glynn County Board of Commissioners is offering grant funds via American Rescue Plan Funds to assist local non-profit organizations in providing public services to address impacts of the Coronavirus. 

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION IS 5:00 PM OCTOBER 1, 2021

Complete each section and attach all required documents to be considered for Glynn County’s Non-profit Public Service Grant. The system allows users to stop and continue the application by selecting “Save” at bottom of page. The platform facilitates secure submission of supporting documentation. 

Upon successful submission, a confirmation message will be received. Users are encouraged to print/save a copy of the application for their records. 

Due to anticipated response, staff will not provide feedback regarding the status of submissions. Applications will be retrieved in the order received and contact will be limited to organizations selected to move forward in the process. Please note, these grants will be considered “sub-awards” of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (“SLFRF”) and thus must follow 2 CFR 200 regarding requirements for pass-through entities or “sub-awardees”. 

PROGRAM SUMMARY

Eligibility

  •  IRS designated 501 (c) 3 entity
  •  Located within Glynn County and/or City of Brunswick limits and in operation as of March 1, 2020.
  •  Provide services to Glynn County residents
  •  DUNS number for any requests above $50,000
  •  Provide last year’s audit and the last three months of bank statements
  •  Written internal financial controls

Funding

  • Grant funds must be used for the provision of housing and food emergency assistance. At this time, Glynn County is only considering mortgage assistance for past due mortgage and related utilities. Other housing assistance may be in the form of counseling and legal aid to prevent homelessness and utilities.
  • Funds must be for Glynn County residents only.
  • Up to 10% of funds may be used for operational costs (payroll, rent, mortgage, utility, COVID mitigation).
  • Grant requests must “respond to” the above negative impacts. Responses must be related and reasonably proportional to the extent and type of harm experienced; uses that bear no relation or are grossly disproportionate to the type or extent of harm experienced will be considered not eligible uses and thus grant application may be denied. All expenses must be reasonable, allocable, and eligible.
  • Program period/expenditure timeframe is  March 3, 2021, to March 2, 2022.
    • Funds must serve disadvantaged communities who:
    • The applicant earns less than 80% of the median income for this jurisdiction
    • The applicant is below the federal poverty line
  •  Applicants will need to present the following
    • Proof of residency
    • Notice of late payment
    • Notice of eviction
    •  Mortgage contact information
  • Program assistance will consist of 6 months of back mortgage and payments will be made directly to the mortgage holders.
  • Additionally, for food assistance, funds will be disbursed to food bank or food pantries who will then screen the applicants.
  • For County reimbursement, non-profits will need to document proof of payment and the above-mentioned information. 
    • Proof of payment must be:     
    • Invoice
    • Cancelled checks
    • Receipts
  • The applicant will be required to certify that the County’s assistance is not duplicative of any other funding.
  • Non-profit reimbursements may be monthly, if the supporting documentation is provided. Additionally, If the non-profit agency (grant applicant) is also suffering a financial hardship due to COVID (loss revenue such as donations) and would like to provide these programs, a Non-Profit Grant is available, not to exceed $50,000 (Non-profit applicant will need to provide a DUNS number)

Awards

Award amounts will be based on

  •    Number of eligible applications submitted at conclusion of solicitation period. 
  •    Actual beneficiaries served during the previous calendar year (January – December 2020). 
  •    Anticipated beneficiaries to be served during the program period. 

Recipient Responsibilities

  •    Enter into a formal, written, funding agreement with Glynn County.
  •    Submit monthly progress and expenditure reports.
  •    Provide documentation to support expenditure of funds.
  •    Make every effort to continue operations through March 2, 2022.
  •    Retain all related records for five years after receipt of grant close out letter. 
  •    Advise the Finance Office of organization closure by letter from authorized agent with last day of operation and detailed reason for closure. 
  •    Provide proof of Civil Rights Compliance. 

Fraud and Repayment

Applicants are advised that making false statement, concealing information, submitting altered documents, utilizing funds for ineligible purposes, or similar actions are considered fraudulent and may result in repayment of the grant award or other legal action. 

Submission:

  •    Applications should be submitted by a properly authorized agent of the organization 
  •    Applications may only be submitted using the online platform 
  •    Applications will be reviewed in order received 
  •    Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding. 


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  1. Monica Hardin

    Grants Coordinator
    Phone: 912-554-7403