City creates $375,000 grant program for nonprofits serving COVID-19
Published on May 13, 2020
Lakewood will be awarding $375,000 from the federal coronavirus rescue package to nonprofits through a grant program that City Council approved this week.
Lakewood’s COVID-19 Nonprofit Impact Grant program opens for online applications today at Lakewood.org/COVIDNonprofitGrant and will accept applications through May 27. Funds will be awarded in early June.
Nonprofits serving Lakewood residents are eligible to apply, and funds must be spent on goods or services that offer relief to Lakewood residents from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Personnel costs are not eligible for the program.
City Council approved the grant program on Monday and will consider a second round of grants in the coming months based on the level of need demonstrated through this application process. The city is funding these grants from its share of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, which is the $2.2 trillion federal relief bill passed earlier this year.
“Our nonprofit organizations are on the front lines of trying to help Lakewood residents who are struggling because of the COVID-19 crisis, and the CARES Act is designed to get funds to these groups directly helping residents,” Mayor Adam Paul said. “This emergency grant program will do that and provide as much relief as we can to our residents.”