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COVID Relief Program Opens For Sandy Springs Non-Profits

December 21, 2020

The City of Sandy Springs will open on December 23, 2020, its Request for Proposals (RFP) for non-profit organizations requesting funds allocated as part of the City's COVID Grant Program. In November 2020, the City Council allocated $220,000 to assist non-profit organizations providing support to residents negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

 

As part of the application process, organizations must include a description of the program they plan to fund with the grant. The City is seeking results-driven programs focused on improving the conditions of participants' well-being, with a tracking system in place to measure the program's impact. Programs should address gaps in current systems, test new approaches, or use creative strategies to address unmet needs and produce quantitative and qualitative data to show positive outcomes. Collaborations with other agencies or partners are also permitted.

 

Proposals will be scored based on the following criteria:

 

  • Providing service directly related to COVID-19 issues;
  • Serving significant low to moderate-income populations;
  • Impact (number of individuals served);
  • Clean financial reports of the organization;
  • Program performance measures;
  • Tenure of the organization; and
  • Amount of Match Funding.

 

Applicants must be a unit of government or a non-profit organization with an IRS Section 501(c) tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service and cannot be delinquent on any obligation to the City. The City prefers applicants that have been in operation for a minimum of three (3) years but will consider applications from organizations with less than three years of operation. Funding requests may not exceed $55,000. Actual funding awards may be less than the requested amount based upon the availability of funding. Preference will be given to non-profit entities not already receiving COVID-19 support via the City's CDBG-CV funding.

 

The RFP requirements can be found on the City's website under the Business tab. The short URL: http://spr.gs/rfp.

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