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 [email protected] (320) 631-2043 or David Minke, County Administrator [email protected] (320) 591-1620.