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. They are on the ground level, providing our residents with the basic needs, emergency funding and community level responses that are essential to our success. Recognizing the integral role they play, and importance of supporting the organizations as well as ensure that their staff are protected and able to operate safely the City of Columbus announced that $15 Million in CARES Act funding would be made available to our providers.
Additionally, The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is pleased to join forces with the City of Columbus in announcing The Resilience Initiative, funded through the CARES Act. Franklin County will contribute an additional $5 Million, for a total grant fund of $20 Million dollars. The City of Columbus and Franklin County share in the vision of a community in which residents and nonprofit organizations remain resilient in response to the challenges resulting from COVID-19.
Nonprofit organizations have been called upon to serve more people in greater ways than ever before. As local leaders, we recognize that our non-profit community has been hard hit by COVID-19 and needs a “hand up”. This joint initiative will offer a “hand up” with the ultimate goal of providing resources to rebuild, renew, and strengthen Columbus and Franklin County in response to the devastating losses caused by COVID-19.
In keeping with our commitment to responsive government, the City and County have streamlined the application process, making it possible for organizations to access funding quickly through a single electronic application.
The City of Columbus and Franklin County Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for The Columbus and Franklin County Resilience Initiative with $20 million of funding through the 2020 CARES Act.
The application period for The Resilience Initiative is open from Wednesday July 8, 2020 to Monday July 27, 2020. Deadline for submission of proposals is 5pm on Monday July 27, 2020. This Request for Proposals will cover a Grant Program period of March 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020.
We have partnered with the United Way of Central Ohio (UWCO) to provide an online proposal submission process. All documents will be submitted through UWCO’s portal, e-CImpact.