City of Bend Federal CARES Act Community Support Program Grant Funding

We are pleased to announce that we will be accepting applications from September 8th – 23rd from nonprofit organizations providing essential services to vulnerable populations in the City of Bend for grant funding supported by funds that came from the City of Bend’s allocation of Oregon State-directed CARES Act to the Community Support Program Grant.

COVID-19 has had a disproportional impact on traditionally vulnerable and marginalized communities.  Vulnerable populations are those typically excluded, disadvantaged or marginalized based on their economic, environmental, social, or cultural characteristics, and those with an increased risk from COVID-19 complications (older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions).  The current circumstances related to COVID-19 have increased barriers for nonprofit organization to equitably provide critical services.  The City of Bend Coronavirus Relief Fund (COB CRF) Grant funds are being made available to assist qualified nonprofits in serving those vulnerable populations.

Learn more HERE.

The questions on the screening survey (below) will help identify organizations that qualify to apply for COB CRF. You must complete and submit the screening survey to determine if your organization is eligible to apply for a COB CRF grant.

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City of Bend Coronavirus Relief Fund Grant Screening Survey

The following questions will help identify organizations that qualify to apply for COB CRF. You must complete and submit the following screening survey to determine if your organization is eligible to apply for a COB CRF grant.

If you cannot check all the boxes below, please do not complete the screening survey at this time and contact our office.

Please contact Kati Hannigan at United Way of Central Oregon if you have questions about how to complete the survey.
kati@unitedwaycentraloregon.org
(541) 389-6507
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  • ELIGIBLE EXPENSES
    Grant Funds may only be used to cover expenses that:
    1. Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19); and
    2. 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
    3. Were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 30, 2020.

    A. Eligible Uses of Grant Funds include but are not limited to:
    a. Payment of rent or required monthly loan payments.
    b. Payments of regular wages, employee benefits and taxes; provided such expenses have not been and, to the best knowledge of the Recipient, will not be reimbursed under any federal, state or regional program, including any grant or loan programs.
    c. Expenditures involved in typical operating costs, including those set forth on an income statement as a regular, ongoing cost of operating the business.
    d. Typical draws or wages paid on a regular interval to the owner; provided such draws or wages are consistent with those paid to the owner in previous corresponding quarters, years or other appropriate time intervals.
    e. Expenses for compliance with COVID-19-related public health measures, including personal protective equipment and supplies, plexi-glass barriers or other similar equipment and expenses reasonably necessary for the protection of public health and the health of Recipient owners and employees.

    B. Ineligible Uses of Program Grant Funds include but are not limited to:
    a. Political campaign contributions or donations.
    b. Charitable contributions or gifts.
    c. Bonus payments to Recipient owners, officers or employees.
    d. Payment of wages to any member of the Recipient owner’s family who is not a bona fide employee.
    e. Draws or salary to Recipient owner that exceeds the amount paid over a corresponding interval, quarter, or year in 2019.
    f. Pay-down or payoff of debt by more than the monthly amount required by the underlying debt instrument.
    g. Payroll and other employee- or business-associated costs for which the Recipient has received or expects to receive reimbursement from other federal, state or regional funds (e.g. Payroll Protection Program or unemployment insurance).
    h. Damages covered by insurance.
    i. Reimbursement to donors for donated items or services.
    j. Severance pay.
    k. Legal settlements.
    l. Any expense not considered an eligible business expense by the Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service

If you cannot check all the boxes on the screening survey, please do not complete the survey at this time and contact our office at (541) 389-6507.

 

Please contact Kati Hannigan at United Way of Central Oregon if you have questions about how to complete the survey. kati@unitedwaycentraloregon.org  (541) 389-6507