As many of you are aware, in October the VFW Foundation began accepting applications for the Post Pandemic Relief Grant (PPRG), which allows eligible VFW Posts to apply for a grant of up to $2500 to help cover Post building expenses such as mortgage and lease payments, property tax, insurance, etc.
The VFW Foundation Board of Directors approved to relax the eligibility requirements so that more Posts may be eligible to apply for the PPRG. Questions about the PPRG may be addressed to Jason Couch, Grants and External Relations Coordinator: 816.968.1174, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALIFORNIA SMALL BUSINESS COVID-10 RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM
Veterans Service Organizations: 501 (c) (19) (veterans organizations) are eligible for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program.
The grant website can be accessed at: https://careliefgrant.com/ The application process for round 1 starts today and goes to January 8 at 11:59pm. There will be a second round at a date to be determined. The website currently does not say that 501 (c) (19) vet orgs are eligible, but that will be corrected soon. GO-Biz says vet groups can still go ahead and apply now.
To access the application, go to: https://careliefgrant.com/partners/county/ Pick your county, then pick a partner to apply through. It does not really matter which partner you choose. Here is a comment from the website’s Q&A:
Q: Does it matter which Partner organization services a grant application in my area?
A: You may select any Partner that serves your area. Each county and all languages will have at least one Partner from which businesses can choose to apply. Some counties and languages will have more options than others. You are able to select the one that you think best fits your needs, as they can also provide other financing assistance for you, like working capital loans, equipment loans, as well as technical assistance to help you and your business.
TIP: Only apply to one organization as this will help to reduce delays in the process. Applying multiple times will not improve your chances to secure a grant, and will delay your application.
• Application Opens December 30, 2020 at 6:00 AM PST
• Application Closes January 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST
• Start of Approval Notifications January 13, 2021
Applicants who submitted their application and submitted all documentation in the first round do not need to reapply; qualified applications will be automatically rolled over into the next funding round for consideration.
• Application Opens TBD
• Application Closes TBD
• Start of Approval Notifications TBD
Round 2 is the final application window for the Program. Grant awards for businesses in the second application window will be made in two decision rounds for funding.