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 up to $500,000 in funding to eligible 501c3 organizations which provide emergency financial (housing and utility) and/or food resources to Hanover residents. 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.
“This has been a difficult year, and I sincerely hope that these grants will provide some much needed assistance to many Hanover residents,” said Aubrey “Bucky” Stanley, Chairman of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors. “We are fortunate to have so many fine nonprofit organizations in Hanover to help us distribute these funds. We really appreciate their quick response.”
“Thank you to United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg for helping Hanover County to manage this program,” said John A. Budesky, Hanover County Administrator. “United Way has expertise in managing grant programs and not only do they have a great network of providers, but they are also able to work with Hanover nonprofit organizations serving Hanover residents, so we know the funds will stay in our community. Because of our great partnership, we are able to make these funds available quickly and help people right away.”
“United Way is pleased to help the administration make sure these funds are available quickly to assist Hanover County residents,” said James Taylor, President and CEO of United Way Greater Richmond & Petersburg. “We value our partnership with the county and its residents and are eager to steward these dollars to best help people in need in this important part of the region we serve.”
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To submit an application visit United Way's grant information page.