Back in April, the board carved out 30% of its federal COVID relief funds, $5.8 million, to promote community and economic resiliency. Up to $2 million of that was set aside for a “Community Resiliency” grants program to help respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, increase resiliency, support recovery, and provide relief. Eligible applicants for the funds included nonprofit organizations, for-profit businesses, and special purpose districts. The one-time grants provided under this program were capped at $100,000 per awardee.
At the November 9 board meeting, the board approved the final list of grant recipients, and it really is an impressive list of organizations.
Congratulations to the following District 1 grant recipients:
• Greenhorn Firewise Community
• Child Advocates of Nevada County
• Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
• Nevada Theatre Commission
• South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)
Many of the other grant recipients serve District 1, even though they are based outside of it, including Community Beyond Violence, Bear Yuba Land Trust, Gold Country Senior Services and others. It is gratifying to be able to put this money to work locally, to support so many excellent community organizations with this amount of funding.