The City of Monroe has opened a second round of the Community Relief Grant. This second round will disburse a total of $50,000 to Monroe nonprofit service providers; grants are anticipated to be awarded between $5,000 and $10,000.
The Community Relief Grant will give priority to nonprofit organizations serving Monroe’s most vulnerable residents. Grant funds must cover costs associated with the impact of COVID-19, such as rent, utilities, payroll, business licensing fees, and program continuation and expansion. “Our highest priority right now is getting our entire community up and running as quickly as possible and as safely as possible,” said Mayor Geoffrey Thomas. "Providing assistance for local non-profit agencies to provide basic services and meet the increased needs of Monroe’s most vulnerable residents will help get us there."
The Community Relief Grant was established as part of the Monroe CARES grant program to disburse funds to businesses and non-profits affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
To begin the Community Relief Grant application process, please go to the grant application. Applicants are encouraged to download and save the application before beginning, as the form cannot be saved in its web page status. Applications are due to City Hall by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28.