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Communications Manager

Media Advisory
News Date: July 09, 2020

City Announces $15 Million Available for Human Services Providers

The City of Columbus today announced that $15 million CARES Act funding is available to nonprofit human services providers to ease the impact of COVID-19. Proposals will be accepted beginning today.

“Our social service providers are a critical component of the stabilization and recovery of our community as we manage the ongoing impacts of COVID-19,” said Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “We must ensure their work continues and that their staffs are protected and able to operate safely.”

“Nonprofit organizations have been called upon to serve more people in greater ways than ever before,” said Councilmember Priscilla Tyson. “As local leaders, we recognize that our non-profit community has been hard hit by COVID-19 and need additional support in order to continue serving our residents.”

The Request for Proposals is now available on the City’s website at

The City has streamlined the application process, making it possible for organizations to access funding quickly through a single electronic application that will be managed by United Way of Central Ohio.

To help with the application process, the City will host a webinar on Friday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Providers can register at here.

Grant applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. July 27, 2020, and will be announced August 31, 2020.

The City of Columbus has received a total of $157 million in CARES Act funding from the U.S. Treasury in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.