Hanover CARES Act Basic Needs Grant Funds
Limited funds still remain to assist Hanover residents who are facing challenges with mortgage, rent, utility or food expenses due to the coronavirus national emergency. This assistance is available through the end of February or until funds are depleted.
Hanover County has received an extension to utilize the remaining funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and are continuing the partnership with United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg. United Way has distributed the funding to community partners to provide direct assistance to those in need. The following Hanover community partners will be managing this assistance:
- Ashland Christian Emergency Services; ACES (food, rent, mortgage, utilities); 798-2784; www.aceshanover.org
- HumanKind (food, mortgage, rent, utilities); 461-3585; https://www.humankind.org/hanover-cares-act-relief/
- Western Hanover Emergency Action Team; WHEAT (food, rent, mortgage and utilities) 877-559-328; www.wheathelp.org
Funds have also been provided to Feedmore to support the services of local food banks and Meals on Wheels. United Way will work with Hanover County Government to ensure that the funds are spent appropriately in order to maximize their benefit to the intended population.
The Hanover County Board of Supervisors made the funds available from the County’s Coronavirus Relief Funds under the CARES Act.
Those in need of assistance must apply to one of the listed organizations. Organizations will be assisting Hanover residents based upon availability of funding.
For individuals seeking additional resource assistance contact:
Hanover Department of Community Resources: [email protected] or 804-365-4300
The 211 Help Hotline. They can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 or at www.211virginia.org
Contact the Department of Community Resources for Senior Resources related to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Response Funds Available to Nonprofits
The Central Virginia COVID-19 Response fund has added childcare as a funding priority under recovery requests. Through a new application, they are now accepting requests that support childcare operations that serve families of low to moderate income. Grants can support current operations or expansion of child-focused services. Their priority is the children of employees of essential businesses and COVID-related service providers.
For more information about this and other available grant resources for nonprofits through the Central Virginia COVID -19 Response Fund, Community Foundation website
Virginia COVID 19 Energy Assistance Program
The Virginia Department of Social Services Virginia COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program is designed to assist low-income households who are not eligible to receive assistance from the existing energy assistance programs because:
- They do not meet the financial criteria OR the vulnerable individual (household member who is age 60 or over/disabled/under age 6) criteria
- Depending on the availability of funds, the program will provide a one-time payment of $300 to assist eligible households with payment of a heating or cooling expense.
- Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. If you have questions about the program, please call our dedicated energy assistance phone line at 1-833-829-2767.
- For more information visit : https://vaservices.dss.virginia.gov/CARES
COVID-19 county announcements and updates can be found at Hanover County's COVID-19 information page
Community Resources Department Overview
Community Resources assists and connects volunteers, human service organizations and available resources to address community needs.
- Help find or create meaningful volunteer opportunities for youth and adults
- Resources and opportunities for youth leadership
- Information and connections to services within the community
- Training on volunteer management and quality programming for youth
- Information and connections to services specific to older adults