27 Oct 2020

Grants & Funding Opportunities | November 2020

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Monthly, ECG’s Office of Economic & Community Development compiles a list of available grants and funding opportunities that may be relevant to your needs. Highlighted are program offerings by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and CSX Transportation. We update this regularly and will continue to share information about additional funding opportunities. 

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – COVID-19 Supplemental Round
Grantor: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Due: November 13, 2020

The Fiscal Year 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – COVID-19 Supplemental Round 2 (AFG-S 2) is a supplemental funding opportunity under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). By law, at least 25 percent of available AFG-S funds must be awarded to volunteer fire departments and at least another 25 percent must be awarded to combination fire departments. Funding made available in this modified NOFO for a second application period of AFG-S funding is limited to volunteer and combination fire departments to fulfill this requirement.
Activities under this solicitation are limited to the purchase of PPE and supplies to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. This includes reimbursement for expenditures made since January 1, 2020.

For more information, please view the info sheet.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are Volunteer Fire Departments or Combination Fire Departments

CSX Community Service Grants
Grantor: CSX Transportation

Due: December 15, 2020

CSX supports local and regional organizations that serve the needs of communities in which CSX operates and where its employees live and work. This grant assists organizations that make a strong, quantifiable impact on their greater communities. The suggested range for grant applications is $1,000 to $5,000.

For more information, please visit the informational webpage.

Eligibility: To apply for a CSX Community Service Grant, an organization must qualify under one of the following charitable criteria:

  • It qualifies by possessing tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as listed in the IRS Master File of organizations conducting activities in the United States.
  • It qualifies as a state, county, or municipal government entity, including law enforcement and fire rescue departments, and seeks funding to serve the needs of the community at large.
  • It qualifies as a pre-K-12 school, charter school, community/junior college, or college/university.

From grants to small business debt relief programs to funding for improvements to businesses and communities, find more opportunities in our November 2020 guide.