Charlotte County makes CARES Act money available to nonprofits providing pandemic-related services

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Charlotte County plans to support nonprofits that offered community services related to coronavirus pandemic relief with money it received though the CARES Act this year.

According to the press release, CARES Act funding is available for qualified nonprofit organizations seeking to offset costs associated with providing COVID-19-related services or programs.

Charlotte County is requesting proposals for CARES Act funding for services and programs offered during the emergency declaration that have been essential to residents in the county. The county said this funding is not intended to replace lost donations or revenue due to closings, but to reimburse and fund service and program delivery.

Nonprofits must submit a letter of intent summarizing the programs and the estimated amount of funding being requested.

The letter must be submitted by 5 p.m. Aug. 25. Complete applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Sept. 5.

Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of members of the county commission’s Community Action Agency Advisory Board, Charlotte Community Foundation and the United Way of Charlotte County.

County administration will review the final proposal and will retain the right of final approval of agencies to be funded.

The amount of money being made available for qualifying nonprofits was not indicated by the county in the press release. Previously, Charlotte County devoted more than $6.5 million to assist county businesses affected during the pandemic, which is a portion of the $32.9 million the county received through the federal CARES Act


Mail: Applicants may submit an electronic copy of both the letter of intent and proposal in a PDF format by mail to:

Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners
c/o Carrie Walsh
Charlotte County Human Services
1050 Loveland Blvd.
Port Charlotte, FL 33980

Email: Applicants can also submit an electronic copy of both the letter of intent and proposal in a PDF format to

For application criteria, visit the Charlotte County website and click “Departments” then “Human Services,” or visit

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