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Grants to Virginia Nonprofits to Provide
Human Services in Eligible Areas

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Loudoun County

Conf. Date:

11/20/20

Deadline Date:

12/04/20 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations to provide critical human services to local residents in eligible locations. Funding is intended for activities that promote the security, health, safety, and independence of underserved members of the community. The purpose of the county’s nonprofit grant program is to strengthen the county’s coordination and collaboration with nonprofit partners, and ensure opportunities for local funds to be leveraged in the most effective manner for core safety net services that assist vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and families.

Loudoun County prioritizes investment in high-quality human services that provide significant outcomes for county residents.

Funding will be focused on services in the following areas of need:

  • Prevention and Self-sufficiency: Services focused on assisting individuals and families in becoming and/or remaining independent and stable, and providing tools, skills,
    strategies, and resources to individuals and families.
  • Crisis Intervention and Diversion: Services provided to individuals and families in crisis to overcome immediate problems, and reduce or prevent further penetration to more
    restrictive and expensive higher-level services.
  • Long-term Support: Services that focus on assisting individuals who have continuing, long-term support needs to remain healthy, safe, and independent in the community.
  • Improved Quality of Human Services: Services and opportunities provided to individuals, organizations, and communities that enhance the quality, accessibility, accountability and coordination of services provided by community organizations.

Mini-Grants Program: The mini-grants program will help small or new organizations build capacity or support small-scale innovative ideas or projects. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142165

Estimated Size of Grant:

1 - The standard nonprofit application process for organizations wishing to apply for awards of $5,001 - $113,000; and,
2 – A mini-grants process with a simplified application for any organization applying for a small grant of $5,000 or less. For mini-grants, organizations will be awarded the full amounts they request.

Term of Contract:

Period of funding: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a FY 2021 Nonprofit grant:
- Be a nonprofit certified as a 501(c)3 by the Internal Revenue Service at the time of submission of the application.
- Have a mission that is consistent with serving the County’s Areas of Need;
- Be in good standing with the Virginia State Corporation Commission;
- Subject to limited exceptions, Virginia law prohibits localities from appropriating public funds to organizations controlled in whole or in part by churches (to include other houses of worship such as temples, mosques, synagogues, etc.) or sectarian societies. Therefore, a faith-based organization may be eligible to receive grants from Loudoun County only if it can submit evidence satisfactory to County staff demonstrating that (i) it is not controlled in whole or in part by a church (or other house of worship) or sectarian society; and (ii) the programs of such organization do not discriminate based on, and are not otherwise contingent upon the religious affiliation of participants or those eligible to receive assistance. Furthermore, County grants may not be used for any religious purpose or activity including, but not limited to, religious worship, instruction, or proselytization.
- Present a documented, data-driven need for the organization’s program or service.
- Show demonstrated outcomes for the program or service.
- Show that they provide a direct benefit to Loudoun residents.
- Demonstrate that the program or service enhances County functions.
- Show documented efforts by the organization to secure funding from other sources.
- Demonstrate that the organization has the administrative resources to administer funds and to implement and oversee the program or service.
- Show that funding requested is realistic given the service level, and that the organization does not rely predominantly on County grant funds.

The following are specific examples of unallowable expenses but is not an exhaustive list:
- Corporate debts,
- Contingencies,
- Contributions and donations,
- Entertainment costs,
- Fines and penalties,
- Interest and other financial costs, and
- Legislative expenses.
- Fiscal agents may not charge their administrative fee to the County award
- Any religious activity

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-Application Webinar: The webinar is strongly recommended for all organizations seeking grant funding.

Loudoun County will host a pre-application information webinar for the human service nonprofit grant funding opportunity for Fiscal Year 2022 Friday, November 20, 2020, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Viewing: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/386250269

To listen by phone: 1-786-535-3211; Access Code: 386-250-269

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- The application is due by 4:00 p.m., December 21, 2020.
- November 20, 2020 - Application Information Webinar
- December 11, 2020 - Deadline for Applicant Questions
- December 21, 2020 - Grant Application Due from URL
- January/February 2021 - Application Review
- April 2021 - Award recommendations presented to the Board of Supervisors (second meeting in April)

The mini-grant application cycle runs concurrent with the standard nonprofit application process and is accessed through the same application. The guidance for mini-grants is included in the grant manual.

Applicants may only submit one application for FY 2022.

Grant Application Development Webinar: https://loudoun.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?clip_id=6117

Grants 101 Webinar: https://loudoun.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?clip_id=5294

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://lfportal.loudoun.gov/Forms/NonProfitGrants

Email: nonprofits@loudoun.gov

Contact Information:
Barb Lawrence
Barbara.lawrence@loudoun.gov

Loudoun County Government
P.O. Box 7000
Leesburg, VA 20177
Phone: 703-777-0100

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