The Feed The Need Allegan COVID-19 Response Coalition [United Way Allegan County – Allegan County Community Foundation – Community Action Allegan County] has established the Feed The Need Allegan COVID-19 Relief Fund to respond to your immediate and emerging needs as a result of COVID-19.
Entities serving Allegan County residents are eligible to apply for relief funds. These grant funds are intended to affect those most impacted by COVID-19. Preference will be given to those serving low-income residents and/or the ALICE population. (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed)
Frequently Asked Questions:
What can the funds be used for?
Expenses incurred due to COVID-19: programs/service initiated or expanded in light of COVID-19, increased operational expenses, or increased provisions to clients are examples of appropriate expenditures.
Will all requests be funded?
We simply do not know at this time. We will continue to provide updates.
How much can we receive?
Currently, we ask that you provide the full amount you are currently experiencing or anticipating due to the impact of COVID-19. We will be awarding COVID-19 grants of $1,000 – $2,000 at this time. Your data will be captured to assist with our efforts to seek additional funding.
What is expected of grant recipients?
We will be looking for the impact the awarded grants made as a result of how your organization responded to new or increased needs as a direct response to COVID-19. We will want to capture the number of people your efforts impacted, what the total financial impact of COVID-19 had on your organization, and if your services impacted the low income or ALICE population.
Is there a specific report format we should use?
A report link will be provided at a later date.
How quickly will we receive the funds?
The goal is to provide grant awards via ACH transfer within 14 days. If your application is selected, you will be contacted for account information.
Who do I contact with questions?
Theresa Bray: TBray@alleganfoundation.org or 269.492.4474
Is there a deadline to apply?
Not at this time. If funds are depleted, submissions will be suspended.
How do I apply for COVID-19 relief funds?
The following link will take you to the brief application. You will be notified if your organization was selected to receive funds or not. https://form.jotform.com/200843392280149
Please visit www.feedtheneedAllegan.com to learn more, register as a volunteer, find instructions on how to make a gift of food or goods, or to make a financial contribution.