Cobb County Government is partnering with SelectCobb to offer the county’s not-for-profit organizations a $2M funding opportunity to help mitigate financial hardships created by the coronavirus pandemic. The SelectCobb Not-For-Profit Grant will provide up to $25,000 to eligible, Cobb-based 501c3 non-profits to use on rehiring and maintaining personnel and other COVID-related expenses.
The SelectCobb Not-For-Profit Grant application opens Thursday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. on www.selectcobb.com/nfpgrants. Applications close on Friday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m.
“Cobb County is home to a strong and robust non-profit community,” says Kevin Greiner, president and CEO of Gas South and Chairman of SelectCobb for the Cobb Chamber. “Our non-profits serve Cobb’s most vulnerable populations. And, while each organization has felt the impact of the pandemic through decreased revenue, each has been called to meet a higher demand of service. We are so grateful to be able to partner with Cobb County Government to provide the SelectCobb Not-For-Profit Grant as a financial lifeline to these organizations.”
To be considered for the SelectCobb Not-For-Profit Grant, non-profit organizations must meet the following requirements:
- Not-for-profit organization must be a 501(c)(3) organization that files a 990, 990N or 990-EZ form with the IRS;
- Not-for-profit organization must have 100 or fewer full-time, W-2 employees, i.e., employees working at least 30 hours per week or 120 hours per month;
- Not-for-profit organization headquarters or primary location must be in Cobb County;
- Not-for-profit organization may be home-based or located in commercial space;
- Not-for-profit organization must have been in continuous operation for a minimum of 1 year as of July 28, 2020;
- Not-for-profit organization must have a current registration with the Secretary of State’s office and be current on all required 990 filings, and;
- Not-for-profit organization must certify if they have received PPP and/or CARES Act SBA loans funds as of time of application submittal.
“I’m grateful that the Cobb County Board of Commissioners in partnership with the Cobb Chamber has found another way to give hope to these significant partners in our county,” said Mike Boyce, Cobb County Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.
Once the application period closes, SelectCobb staff will review all applications to ensure eligibility. All eligible applications will be reviewed by an independent selection committee to recommend grant recipients and grant amounts, per the eligible tiers. A scoring matrix will be used to review each application so that it is a fair and equitable process. For a full list of eligibility requirements and more information about the application process, visit www.selectcobb.com/nfpgrants.
Devoted to fostering strong economic development in Cobb County, SelectCobb is a partnership led by the Cobb Chamber that works to attract top-tier enterprises and talent. With Cobb County’s impressive array of competitive advantages to support growth — a world-class workforce, a healthy business climate, and an enviable location — we’re excited to welcome even more of the world’s trailblazers and industry leaders. Learn more at www.selectcobb.com.