The City of Findlay is pleased to join forces with The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation in announcing The Findlay-Hancock County Resilience Program. The implementation of this program will help provide stability to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations by assisting with the additional costs incurred and mitigate some of the losses these organizations continue to face as a result of COVID-19.
This funding will allow nonprofit organizations to continue providing important services to all who reside in Hancock County. Nonprofit organizations are critical to the stabilization and recovery of the community as continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
These organizations are on the front lines, providing not only safety net services in our community like food, housing, childcare, and mental health services, but also delivering the arts, workforce development, youth initiatives, and other important services for our residents.
- Applicant eligibility – Applicant organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization:
- Providing services that have significant community impact,
- Serving residents of Findlay and Hancock County,
- In good standing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and
- In compliance with all State of Ohio legal and regulatory requirements.
- Funding guidelines:
- Only one (1) application per 501(c)(3) organization will be accepted.
- There is no minimum or maximum funding award.
- Resilience Program partners reserve the right to not award or to partially award, eligible agencies and eligible reimbursement requests.
- Reimbursements can be used for Increased Expenses (Category One) and/or Revenue Losses (Category Two) incurred by the applicant organization from March 1, 2020, to December 15, 2020, as caused by, or in response to, the COVID-19 public health emergency.
- Reimbursement funds may not supplant other federal funds received by the organization.
- Per the agreement, nonprofit organizations that are awarded a reimbursement will be required to submit final reports by December 18, 2020.
- CARES Act funds are federal U.S. Treasury funds. As such they are subject to federal regulations including, but not limited to:
- Single Audit Act, 2 CFR 200.303 (internal controls), and
- 2 CFR 200.303-.332 (sub-recipient monitoring).
Review and Selection Process
- They are releasing this request for proposals for the purpose of soliciting requests for reimbursement from local 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services to residents in Findlay and Hancock County, Ohio.
- If funding for The Findlay-Hancock County Resilience Program exceeds $100,000 then a minimum of 25% of available funds will be allocated proportionately across all eligible applications.
- If the funding threshold is not met, applications will only be scored by the Selection Committee based on the rubric.
- Applications submitted will be reviewed and funding decisions made by an independent Selection Committee. This Committee is established by The Findlay-Hancock County Resilience Program partners to ensure a fair distribution of CARES Act funding to eligible nonprofit organizations and includes a representative from The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, a representative from the Hancock County Township Association, a representative from the United Way of Hancock County, the Mayor of the City of Findlay, a Hancock County Commissioner, and the Chair of the City of Findlay Council Appropriations Committee.
- Reviews will hold to the following investment values:
- Build upon strategic investments in the non-profit sector.
- Provide service equity to all patients, clients, customers, consumers, and service users.
- Produce results that aid in long-term recovery efforts.
For more information, visit https://www.findlayohio.com/community/resilience-program