The City of Alexandria has designated CARES Act funding to establish the Alexandria Resilience Fund, in partnership with ACT for Alexandria.  This effort builds on the significant investment and support provided by the ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund.  This new Fund will support the health and sustainability of local nonprofit organizations that are addressing ongoing and emerging human service needs of City residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   
 
The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 is a racial equity issue and the pandemic has exacerbated the pre-existing inequities in our community.  The Alexandria Resilience Fund intends to support organizations committed to addressing racial equity and that have deep, trusted relationships with communities that have been marginalized and are on the sidelines of Alexandria’s prosperity.  This funding opportunity allows us to respond to the critical needs of the community and the organizations that serve the community.     
 
The maximum funding request is $50,000.  Funds must be spent by nonprofits by December 30, 2020.  

If you have any questions, please contact Brandi Yee at brandi.yee@actforalexandria.org.  

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* 1. Organization Information

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* 2. Provide a brief description (one to two paragraphs) of your organization, including who you serve and what programs and serves are offered.

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* 3. Please indicate which zip code(s) you primarily serve:

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* 4. Upload your organization's budget-to-actuals statement for the current fiscal year.  

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* 5. In one or two paragraphs, share a specific example of how your organization shows a commitment to and/or advances racial equity in the community you serve, including how you are centering racial equity internally (board and staff) and externally (programs and services).

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* 6. In one or two paragraphs, share a specific example that demonstrates the deep, trusting relationships you have within the community you serve.

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* 7. Have you applied for additional grants from other City of Alexandria CARES Act supported programs?

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* 8. Grant Category:  What type of funding are you requesting?

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* 9. How has the COVID-19 public health emergency had an impact on your organization's operations, service delivery model, and the people that you serve?

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* 10. Describe how the grant funds will be used and the anticipated timeline for implementation. (in one paragraph or less)

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* 11. Why did you select this use of funds – for example, why is this the most urgent or appropriate need right now?  (in one paragraph or less)

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* 12. Describe the impact of these funds – for example, how will this funding benefit staff or volunteers at your organization?  How will this funding benefit Alexandria residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic?  Estimate how many City of Alexandria residents will be served by this funding. How will this funding help stabilize or sustain your organization, either in the short-, medium-, or long-term? (in one paragraph or less)

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* 13. Describe any potential challenges that might arise with this effort and how you would address them.  (in one paragraph or less)

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* 14. Grant amount requested, including line item budget and brief description (up to one sentence) for each applicable item.  Please note:  indirect costs such as rent and utilities are not allowable expenses from CARES Act funding.

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* 15. Please add any additional documents here that you would like to be reviewed with your application.

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* 16. Based on federal requirements, this funding must be spent by December 30, 2020. Please confirm your understanding that any funds unspent by that date must be returned to the Alexandria Resilience Fund.

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* 17. If your organization is awarded a grant, it will be processed through an electronic transfer of funds.  Please provide the contact information for the person who will handle this process.

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