COVID-19 Request for Proposals

CAPSAW has been allocated supplemental Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding to address COVID-19 related needs through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  All funds are for services to individuals and families at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line. Funds must be expended by September 30, 2022.

Allowable costs include staff salaries, utilities, project supplies, and other resources used within the contract period. Improvements to structures, mortgage payments, debt repayment, fundraising, and other non-program-related expenses are not allowable. 

Recipient agencies are required to provide detailed quarterly and annual programmatic and financial reports on the use of these funds. Each client/family can only be counted ONCE per fiscal year or contract period.  All reports will be made available for public inspection.  Report forms and instructions will be provided to recipient organizations for completion

Agencies receiving funds through this process must be able to:

  • demonstrate the income-eligibility and the locality of residence of all households receiving services provided by use of these funds;
  • provide information to CAPSAW on the totality of services provided by that agency/program to citizens of Augusta County, the City of Staunton, and the City of Waynesboro, regardless of the funding source for those services;
  • provide demographic information on all clients served by the proposed program, and information specific to those individuals and families served with CAPSAW funds; and
  • prepare and submit the required statistical and financial reports by the assigned deadlines.

Proposals will be reviewed to ensure eligibility of program design.  Eligible proposals will be reviewed by the CAPSAW Board of Directors who will select proposals for further development.  Please contact CAPSAW staff with questions about the content of this request for proposals.

All proposals must be received via by 5pm on the first Friday of each month. Proposals will be reviewed until funding has been allocated.

You can access the application information here:  COVID Response RFP

The following requests have been approved through this process.  This information will be updated quarterly.

 COVID-19 Response Funded Programs
 Blue Ridge Legal Services:  $15,000 towards staff attorney to address COVID-19 housing issues
 Blue Ridge Court Services:  $1,391.50 towards purchase and distribution of PPE kits for client use
 Community Child Care:  $5,200 towards weekly cleaning services
 Salvation Army (Staunton):  $5,000 for infant and family supports including diapers, formula, and food
 Valley Hope Counseling:  $11,500 in support of mental health counseling services for individuals impacted by COVID

Other Resources

Appendix 1: Federal Poverty Guidelines
Sample Demographic Report
2020 - 2024 Strategic Plan
2018 Needs Assessment Report
2018 Annual Report
Glossary of Terms
Site Visit Checklists
2019 Impact Report