Community Resources

Hanover CARES Act Basic Needs Grant Funds

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In response to the  personal financial crisis that many residents are facing due to the impact of COVID 19,  Hanover County is working with community partners to provide direct assistance to those in need.  Hanover County has partnered with United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg to distribute funding to eligible 501c3 organizations which provide emergency financial (housing and utility)  and/or food resources to Hanover residents.  

United Way, citing its campaign partnership with Hanover County Government, has agreed to administer these funds without any administrative fee.  Moreover, 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 funds have been made available by the Hanover County Board of Supervisors from the County’s Coronavirus Relief Funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Administration of the organization applications and sub grantee fund reporting will be coordinated by United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg.  Funds must be used for direct assistance to individuals or families in need of housing related financial assistance (including mortgage, rent or utilities) or those in need of food/nutrition assistance.  Organization applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are distributed. Organizations must maintain administrative documentation and reporting details related to service provision. All funds must be expended by December 30, 2020. Nonprofit agencies do not have to already be in the United Way network to receive funding.

For more details and to submit an application visit United Way’s grant information page .  
Further questions may be directed to United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg:  or
Hanover Department of Community Resources: or 804-365-4300. 

Updated List of Approved Organizations 

For persons seeking assistance through these designated CARES Act funds, please contact one of the agencies listed HERE. For Spanish listing click HERE. This listing will be updated periodically.  

For individuals seeking additional resource assistance contact:

Hanover Department of Community Resources: or 804-365-4300

The 211 Help Hotline. They can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 or at www.  


Additional 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, visit the 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 :


COVID-19 county announcements and updates can be found at Hanover County's COVID-19 information page

We will be posting resources and links for youth, seniors and families on this page as updates are available.

Contact the Department of Community Resources for Senior Resources related to COVID-19.

Healthy Volunteer Guidelines and Opportunities

Hanover Food Resources Calendar

Updated General Suggested Resources

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