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The Davidson County Board of Commissioners has approved the launching of two grant/assistance programs utilizing CARES Act funds. The first is the Non-Profit and Small Business Grant Program for grants to non-profits and small businesses for up to $5,000, for businesses with 50 or fewer employees to be utilized for public health and safety compliance with the NC Executive Orders for reopening . These funds will be used for assistance with PPEs, such as sanitizer, masks, face shields, gloves, protective barriers, social distancing signage, disinfectants, sanitizer stations/dispensers and other approved supplies. Applicant will be required to provide: a valid NC driver’s license or government issued ID card; a “Certificate of Good Standing” from the Secretary of State; proof that County taxes have been paid; a recent W 9; proof of not being debarred from Federal, State and local contracts; and that the organization has operated for at least three (3) months in Davidson County. The grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis, and the Application period will run from June 15, 2020 to June 29, 2020. This is a reimbursable grant, and can be used to reimburse for purchases of PPE made after March 1, 2020 , or as a reimbursement f or PPE purchases made after award of the grant and completed by September 1, 2020 . This grant Application is scheduled to go live on June 15, 2020, and can be found at https://lf.davidsoncountync.gov/forms/ppegrant ppegrant.
The second is the Emergency Assistance Program through the Department of Social Services for up to $500 per household for emergency assistance for rent/mortgage payments, utility assistance, emergency food assistance and essential prescription assistance. Applicants must be County residents and show two proofs of residency; must be able to show the impact of COVID-19, such as a loss or reduction in earnings since March 16, 2020; and, must have a current household monthly income at or below 250% of the Federal poverty level (household of 1 = $31,900). The grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis, and the Application period will run from July 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020. T This grant application is scheduled to go live on July 1, 2020, and can be found at https://lf.davidsoncountync.gov/forms/covid19 ea.