Community Support Grant Application
Funding for Community Support grants is provided by the localities of Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro.
NEW CAPSAW APPLICANTS ONLY: Please submit the following attachments as well as the Application:
501 (c) (3) IRS Determination Letter or Documentation of Government Agency status
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT:
Annual Report or Agency Promotional Materials
Copy of Intake Form or Application for Services
Who can apply?
Eligibility is limited to existing 501 (C) 3 nonprofits or local government organizations providing services to low- and moderate-income residents of Staunton, Augusta County and/or Waynesboro.
If an application is submitted by faith-based organizations, outreach efforts and service delivery must be conducted regardless of program beneficiary faith affiliation. Programs and services may not be marketed or offered exclusively to members of the sponsoring organization’s religious affiliation or denomination.
Activities must be delivered from a location that is accessible to all potential beneficiaries or an alternative means of service delivery to people with disabilities must be identified.
Amount of funding available:
$25,000 has been set aside for this program in FY 24. Individual award amounts are determined at the discretion of the CAPSAW Board of Directors. Decisions will be made by the CAPSAW Board in order of submission.
Awards do not exceed $2,000. Funds are disbursed on a reimbursement basis after receipts reflecting purchase have been received.
Additional information may be requested by CAPSAW staff prior to approval of application and/or the release of funds. Funds will not be used to support personnel, fundraising or general operating expenses. All reimbursements must be submitted by June 15, 2024.
How are CAPSAW Community Support dollars used?
Applicants should request reimbursable project supplies and other items for which receipts can be submitted. Examples would include one-time expenses, appliances, and emergency supports. Priority lies with requests seeking reimbursements for items that are not part of general operational expenses, have a direct relationship to client use and relate to CAPSAW's mission.
What can they NOT be used for?
- Community Support funds should not be used to cover staffing, administrative, or recurring expenses.
- Multiple applications in one fiscal year from the same organization and/or similar requests submitted over multiple years are discouraged.
- Applications requesting support for items that should be part of regular operating budgets are not recommended.
- Requests for events that have already occurred may not be considered.
All proposals must be received, via [email protected] by the dates indicated below. Requests will be reviewed until funding has been allocated. IF there is an emergency need, please contact CAPSAW staff to request an expedited review.
The CAPSAW Director will review applications determined to be time sensitive with the Community Support Review Committee and Executive Committee of the CAPSAW Board of Directors for consideration.
Application Due By:
Proposed Board Review Date:
September 18, 2023
October 17, 2023
December 18, 2023
January 16, 2024
February 19, 2024
March 19, 2024
May 1, 2024*
May 21, 2024*
*Please note that all reimbursement requests must be submitted by June 15, 2024.