GWINNETT AWARDS $13 MILLION IN CARES ACT GRANTS TO AGENCIES HELPING PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE PANDEMIC

(Lawrenceville, Ga., July 28, 2020)  Gwinnett County has awarded more than $13.3 million to 104 nonprofit and faith-based agencies in the first round of its COVID-19 Nonprofit Funding Opportunity program.

“We value the services provided throughout our community by our nonprofit and faith-based partners,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash. “They are helping us respond to immediate local needs related to the pandemic. They are tackling a multitude of issues throughout the County from the overwhelming impact of COVID-19 on residents and nonprofit service providers.”

In May, Gwinnett County announced grant funding was available for qualifying nonprofit agencies through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. In the initial round, 124 organizations filed 145 applications seeking more than $67 million in CARES Act funding.

Grants were awarded in two categories: assistance for community needs and assistance for nonprofits. Assistance for community needs focused on emergency food assistance, housing and utility assistance, healthcare services, childcare, transportation, education and other needs. Grants for nonprofit assistance addressed increased staffing needs, medical and personal protection equipment and supplies, and facility and technology enhancements.

The full list of awards for the first round of funding is available on the Gwinnett County website at http://gcga.us/gwinnettgrants.

A second round of CARES Act applications for nonprofits will be released on the County’s website on Aug. 10 and must be completed by Aug. 28.

People currently in need of additional help or other services should call the Gwinnett Coalition Helpline at 770-995-3339 for more information.

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