Loudoun County is allocating $2.25 million for eligible nonprofit and faith-based organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, county officials announced Sept. 14. The allocation is part of the federal funding made available to the county through Virginia from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Organizations interested in receiving funding must meet the following criteria: Be in good standing with the Virginia State Corporation Commission; can provide proof of nonprofit status; can provide copies of IRS Form 990 for the past three years; and can demonstrate services being affected by COVID-19.

The county will accept funding requests for these programs:

Emergency Food Assistance Program: The program is an extension of the Food Assistance Program that began in April. Organizations may request funding for the purchase of food and food delivery expenses, according to county officials.

COVID-19 Service Expansion Program: Provides funds to organizations that demonstrate they have significantly expanded their services due to COVID-19.

Nonprofit Service Interruption Program: Provides funds to organizations that can demonstrate they have had to interrupt their services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nonprofit Service Continuity: Provides money to organizations that can demonstrate that their level of services and residents served have been maintained at a consistent, stable level but have had unexpected costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

More information, including applications, can be found at loudoun.gov/grantopportunities. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Sept. 30.

Loudoun County plans to distribute funds on a rolling basis to ensure organizations have adequate time to spend the funds by Dec. 30.

The county’s $36 million in the second round of CARES Act funding is being used to help support Loudoun County Public Schools, businesses and the incorporated towns to help offset expenses related to the coronavirus pandemic response and its economic impacts.

— Times-Mirror Staff

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