United States City of Montrose inviting Applications for COVID-19 Nonprofit & Child Care Assistance Program 12-Nov-2020

The City of Montrose is inviting applications for its COVID-19 Nonprofit and Child Care Assistance Program to provide local community nonprofit organizations and child care providers’ financial assistance in the form of grants to address unexpected expenses as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.

Funds are intended to reduce exposure to COVID-19, particularly in vulnerable, at-risk populations, and to lessen or mitigate the economic, health, and social impact of COVID-19.

The City of Montrose has been allocated funds through the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CARES Act) to respond to community nonprofit needs as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.

Funding Information

  • $300,000 has been committed to providing assistance to community nonprofit organizations.
  • $75,000 has been committed to providing assistance to child care entities.
  • There isn’t a minimum or maximum grant request amount.
  • Applicants will be required to provide a detailed budget on how funds will be utilized.


  • Expenses for the State share of Medicaid.
  • Damages covered by insurance.
  • Payroll or benefits expenses for employees whose work duties are not substantially dedicated to mitigating or responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • Expenses that have been or will be reimbursed under any federal program.
  • Reimbursement to donors for donated items or services.
  • Workforce bonuses other than hazard pay or overtime.
  • Severance pay.
  • Legal Settlements

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant Eligibility:
    • Eligible applicants include:
      • Community nonprofit organizations that serve the residents of Montrose (Organizations will be required to provide documentation of nonprofit status).
      • Nonprofit and for-profit child care providers, including preschools and daycare centers located in the city of Montrose.
    • Eligible organizations must have been impacted by the COVID-19 emergency and have or intend to respond to the emergency by providing services to the community.
    • The City is unable to provide grants to individuals.
  • Project Eligibility:
    • All projects must align with the U.S. Treasury’s Coronavirus Relief Fund Guidance for State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Governments
    • CARES Act funding may only be used to cover costs that:
      • Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency;
      • Were not accounted for in the organization’s most recent budget;
      • Were incurred during the period that begins on Sunday, March 1, 2020, and ends on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

For more information, visit City of Montrose.

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