CARES Act Funding Available for Non-Profits in Giles

The Giles County Board of Supervisors announced today that they will be accepting funding applications for CARES Act funding from November 16th – December 11th from nonprofit organizations for COVID related expenditures.  Nonprofits serve a very important role in providing critical services in Giles County and it is our hope that this will assist those struggling due to the pandemic.   Applications will be accepted via mail at 315 North Main Street, Pearisburg, VA 24134 or by scanning and emailing the application to  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  For additional information please email or call 540-921-2525.

Eligible applicants include: civic organizations, food pantries, churches, fire departments, and EMS departments.  The following are guidelines for the use of the funds.


Grant funds are meant to help nonprofit organizations maintain and adjust core operations, programs and staff during COVID-19. This includes the cost of interruption of normal operations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funds can also support the expansion of programs that mitigate the effects of the pandemic on the health, safety and economic security of clients served. Grant funds must be expended in compliance with state and federal law.

Eligible grant expenses include any of the following expenses made after March 15, 2020, deemed ‘necessary’:

  • Payroll expenses, including wages or benefits
  • Lease or mortgage payments
  • Cost of materials utilized to provide community service related to COVID
  • Utilities (gas and electric)
  • Insurance
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) or cleaning supplies or services
  • Inventory purchases (food, medical supplies, etc.)
  • Professional services (accounting, legal, marketing, etc.)
  • Technology to support changes in operations
  • Other programmatic costs meant to support individuals and families directly impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency

Ineligible expenses include:

  • Anything incurred before March 15, 2020
  • Funds used for political activities, or lobbying activities
  • Anything already being reimbursed by other federal or state funds, and anything not deemed ‘necessary’ to survival of core operations
  • Grant funds used to make direct financial assistance payments to clients served by the non-profit

Funds can be used only as follows:

  1. Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID‐19.
  2. Expenses are ineligible if they were included in the organizations’ budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020 (the date of enactment of the CARES Act)
  3. Only expenses that were or will be incurred during the period from March 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020.



Download the Funding Application HERE



Funds may only be used for direct costs associated with the response to the COVID‐19 pandemic and CANNOT be used to make up for revenue shortfalls.

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