Community Resource

Non-Profit Organizations Can Apply for CARES grant

Pine County non-profits impacted by COVID-19 can apply to receive financial assistance to help with expenses incurred during the pandemic.

Grants will be provided to non-profit businesses financially impacted by the pandemic and reimburse direct costs up to $5,000 per organization. Expenses must be related to responding to the COVID 19 pandemic. Eligible expenses include physical modifications to continue operations, hardware and software purchases, disinfecting/sanitation supplies, and similar expenses. Additionally, up to three months of rent/mortgage/utility payments can be reimbursed.

To be eligible, non-profits must be recognized as a 501(c)(3), (c)(4), or veterans organization as defined by the IRS. The organization must also have a physical presence in Pine County.

The application period will be open at 8:00 a.m., September 8 and close at 10:00 p.m., September 18. The on-line application will be available on Pine County’s web page starting at 8 a.m. on September 8.

The program is being administered by Pine County with assistance from the Initiative Foundation. Questions on the grants should be directed to Don Hickman at the Initiative Foundation (320) 631-2043 or David Minke, County Administrator (320) 591-1620.