ARP: Non-profit Public Service Support Grant Program

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West Norriton Township is offering a total of $100,000 in grants via American Rescue Plan funds to assist local non-profit organizations in providing public services to address adverse impacts of the Coronavirus.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION IS October 22nd at 2:00PM.

Complete each section and attach all required documents to be considered for the West Norriton Non-profit Public Service Support Grant. The platform facilitates secure submission of supporting documentation. 

Upon successful submission, a confirmation message will be received at top of the page. Users are encouraged to print/save a copy of the application for their records. 

Due to anticipated response, staff will not provide feedback regarding the status of submissions. Applications will be reviewed in the order received. Contact will be limited to businesses selected to move forward in the process. 

Application for Funding

Eligibility

  • IRS designated 501(c)3 entity.
  • Located within West Norriton Township and in operation as of March 1, 2020.

Funding

  • Grant funding must be used for the provision of public services including, but not limited to food, housing, homelessness, transportation, and education assistance.
  • Up to 25% of funds may be used for operational costs (payroll, rent, mortgage, utility, COVID mitigation).
  • Program period/expenditure time-frame is March 1, 2020-September 1, 2021.
  • During the program period, proof of payment must be submitted to document eligible use of grant funds.
  • The recipient will be required to certify that the Township's assistance is not duplicative of any other funding.

Awards 

Award amounts will be based on number of eligible applications submitted at conclusion of the application deadline. 

Recipient Responsibilities 

  • Enter into a formal, written, funding agreement with West Norriton Township.
  • Provide documentation to support expenditure of funds.
  • Make every effort to continue business operations through October 1, 2022.
  • Retain all related records for 3 years after receipt of grant close out letter.
  • If the 501(c)3 closed because of COVID advise the Township of organizations closure by letter from Owner with last day of operation and detailed reason for closure.

Fraud & Repayment 

Applicants are advised that making false statements, concealing information, submitting altered documents, utilizing funds for ineligible purposes, or similar actions are considered fraudulent and may result in repayment of the grant award or other legal action. 

Submission 

  • Applications should only be submitted by the owner, partner, or authorized corporation member. 
  • Applications may only be submitted using the online platform.
  • Applications will be reviewed in the order received.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.