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Grant money available for qualified COVID-19 relief efforts

Post Date:04/30/2020 4:26 PM

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – Grant money is available to help with select Coronavirus responses being carried out by government, non-profit, and private for-profit agencies within the City of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Grant applications and instructions are now online at https://fayettevillenc.gov/cares. Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2020.

The City received approximately $900,000 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) for distribution to local agencies executing select COVID-19 response plans. According to federal guidelines, to be eligible for this grant money, proposals should prioritize the following goals:

  • Benefit low and/or moderate income persons
  • Plans should aid in prevention or elimination of slums or blight
  • Plans should meet community development needs of a particular urgency (COVID-19)

Examples of potential uses for grant awards could be programs, within city limits, that house the homeless or assist with rent or mortgages.

Online grant applications should be emailed to commecondev@ci.fay.nc.us. Applications can be printed and submitted to the Economic and Community Development Department drop box located on the first floor lobby of the 225 Ray Avenue building at Festival Park in Fayetteville. (lobby faces traffic circle). Faxed applications will not be accepted. Call 910-433-1590 for more details.

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