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City Manager's Office

Posted on: April 15, 2020

Application Deadline for COVID-19 Response Fund Grants Is Thursday, April 16

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NEWS RELEASE
City Manager’s Office
April 15, 2020

Local agencies that want to apply for a grant from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County have until 5 p.m. Thursday, April 16, to submit their grant request. A link to the application portal is posted at COVID19Forsyth.org.

The fund has raised more than $3.4 million, including $1 million in city money, to make one-time grants to local agencies that assist those economically impacted by the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Grants are not being made directly to individuals or small businesses. The fund is being administered by the United Way and the Winston-Salem Foundation.

Once the $2.4 million in private contributions to the fund is disbursed, those grant applications for which there were not sufficient funds will be forwarded to the city for consideration out of its $1 million contribution. Those applications will be reviewed by the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. Agencies that already submitted an application do not need to submit a new application for consideration by the city. The city set up a separate process for its money to ensure transparency and citizen input on how the city money is allocated.

Information about the city’s process for reviewing grant requests is posted at CityofWS.org/2689/COVID-19-City-Grant-Review-Process.

More information about the fund is posted at COVID19Forsyth.org, including answers to frequently asked questions about the fund, its priorities and the grant-making process. A list of grants funded to date through the response fund is posted at wsfoundation.org/covid-19-grantees.

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