$1.2M supports nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 pandemic in Sussex County


SUSSEX COUNTY, Md.- There’s now $1.2 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding available for Sussex County nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

County officials tell us the first round of funding went to larger scale organizations.

This new round allows smaller organizations to apply for up to $40,000. That money can be used to support various parts of day-to-day operations.

County Finance Director Gina Jennings says local nonprofits play a big part in the community and this is a way to keep them operating. “This could be fire companies, libraries, or emergency services. There’s a lot of great nonprofits in the Sussex County community,” Jennings said.

“Sussex County does realize that there is a need for those nonprofits and that they have been impacted by COVID. We want to help those nonprofits that help us do what we do serve our community.”

To be eligible, nonprofits must show proof of a loss of revenue between 2019 and 2021.

The deadline to apply is May 1st.

To access that application click here

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