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Community Action Partnership of Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro (CAPSAW) Consolidated Funding Grant

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits and Agencies to Benefit
Low-Income Families and Individuals in Eligible Regions

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Community Action Partnership of Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro (CAPSAW)

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01/09/20 9:00 AM Receipt


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Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations and local government agencies for programs that benefit low-to-moderate income families and individuals in eligible regions. Funding is intended for programs in the areas of affordable housing, increasing access to health services, addressing service barriers, increasing earnings, and educational attainment. Grants should benefit residents of the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro and Augusta County.

Applications should address the goals and strategies identified in the FY2020 – 2024 Strategic Plan. Proposed programs/services must principally benefit low- and moderate-income individuals and families. 

Over the next five years CAPSAW will implement the following strategies to address the identified priority areas:
  • Provide students of all ages with the tools needed to complete the post-secondary path of their choosing.
  • Connect community college, training and certification programs, and workforce development partnerships to bring job seekers and employers together.
  • Provide whole family programming; delivering services and tracking outcomes to adults and children simultaneously.
  • Focus on collective impact strategies around the identified priority areas.
  • Create and support peer and family networks, mentorship programs, and learning opportunities.
  • Provide accessible information to create an informed community.


  • Goal 1: Individuals and families with low incomes are stable and achieve economic security.
  • Goal 2: Places where low-income people live are healthy and offer economic opportunity.
  • Goal 3: People with low incomes are engaged and active in building opportunities.
The income limits for Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) funding are included within the application. Partner agencies will receive updated current-year income limits when they are released and are required to follow them. Income eligible refers to those individuals and families making at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Line. Eligibility may be extended to those at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line at the discretion of CAPSAW staff.
Activities must be delivered from a location that is accessible to all potential beneficiaries or an alternative means of service delivery to people with disabilities must be identified.
Reimbursable costs include staff salaries, utilities, project supplies and other resources used within the contract period.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 138456

Estimated Size of Grant:

Individual awards range from $5,000 to over $40,000.

Term of Contract:

Contracts will be awarded for one year, beginning July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Year two contracts for July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 will be negotiated in the spring of 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility is limited to organizations able to demonstrate proof of nonprofit status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, AND to departments of local government organizations either located in or currently operating programs within the City of Staunton, Augusta County, and/or the City of Waynesboro.

Open beneficiary programs that cannot accurately and realistically demonstrate demographic and income data of the clientele served will not be considered for this funding stream.

Any entity employed by or under contract with an organization represented on the CAPSAW board, or vice versa, may apply for funding; however, such applications may not be reviewed or discussed by that CAPSAW board member. Similarly, any agency involved at the executive level of CAPSAW cannot discuss or participate in the review of an application submitted by their agency.

If an application is submitted by faith-based organizations, outreach efforts and service delivery must be conducted regardless of program beneficiary faith affiliation. Programs and services may not be marketed or offered exclusively to members of the sponsoring organization’s religious affiliation or denomination.

Improvements to structures, mortgage payments, debt repayment, fundraising and other non-program related expenses are not allowable.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Q&A Session:

A question and answer session is scheduled for December 3, 2019 beginning at 10am.

The session will be held at the Government center in Verona in the Smith West room.

Please contact CAPSAW with questions.

Pre-Application Information:

- November 20, 2019: Request for Proposals is issued
- December 3, 2019: Application Training: 10 a.m., Smith West Room, Government Center, Verona
- January 9, 2020 (9 a.m.): Deadline for receipt of proposals
- April 2020: Funding decisions announced
- June 2020: Contracts, budgets, and reports finalized for FY 21
- March 2020: Renewal applications for FY 22 due
- June 2020: Contracts, budgets, and reports finalized for FY 22

All Proposals must be received, via email no later than 9 a.m. on January 9, 2020. Paper copies will not be accepted

For help in determining if your agency is eligible, please contact CAPSAW staff.

Programs selected for funding must have a minimum of one Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA)-trained staff member by the end of the first funding year. Programs are encouraged to have multiple trained staff and board members.

Programs may be required to participate in site visits and/or desk audits throughout the contract period.

This is a reimbursement-based grant, meaning that approved funds will be provided to contracted agencies after expenses have been incurred. Typical quarterly reimbursement amounts represent ¼ of the total annual contract.

There is no match requirement; however, CAPSAW funds cannot be used as a match for other federal grants.

CAPSAW overview:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Direct questions and email applications to:
Anna Leavitt

900 Nelson Street
Staunton, VA 24401

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