Nonprofits apply for ARPA-funded grant in Gainesville
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) — Passion fuels the nonprofit Greater Duval Neighborhood in East Gainesville.
“My neighborhood, our neighborhood, the great Duval,” said manager, Andrew Miles
Since 2013, Miles and the team have served children, adults and seniors through the nonprofit organization based in the city’s Duval neighborhood. Before and during the pandemic, they offered virtual tutoring, support for seniors, and donated thousands of meals.
“I grew up in this neighborhood,” Miles added. “I’ve been here all my life, I guess it’s 63 years”
The Grand Duval ASBL, among others, would be eligible to apply Gainesville Nonprofit Grant Program funded by $7 million of US bailout money.
“And I love this area and I love the people of the area,” Miles said.
“There are always so many people saying that, no we can’t, no we can’t here but then I say yes, yes we can and yes we can.”
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Weekly webinars hosted by the Community Foundation of North Central Florida are intended to help nonprofit leaders navigate their application process, as grants are based on the amount requested on this application. The Community Foundation is partnered with the City of Gainesville for the program.
“This ARPA funding is tied to the financial impact of covid on either your organization or the population your organization serves,” a rep mentioned during a recent webinar.
Other requirements to apply include a grant budget, philanthropy center membership, and the nonprofit must be over two years old. A selection committee comprised of the City of Gainesville and Community Foundation staff recommends their nonprofit choices.
“But with a little more funding,” Miles added. “We will be able to help and reach many more people.”
Funding requests can range from $5,000 to $750,000. The deadline for applying is Thursday at 5 p.m.
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