Bartholomew County and the City of Columbus are working together to provide revenue replacement funding to not-for-profits who were negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 public health emergency relative to revenues collected in the most recent full fiscal year. The Federal Government provided Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds as part of the American Rescue Plan to both the county and the city in May 2021. Funds are required to be appropriated only for US Department of Treasury specified uses and under their specific guidelines. 

Potential applicants must be headquartered within Bartholomew County and be a 501(c)3 agency in good standing and in operation for at least the last five years. Annual operating expenses must not exceed $2 million and the agency must provide direct services and be able to demonstrate a detrimental impact as a result of the pandemic. 

Applications will be available on September 1 on both the city and county websites (see link below). The deadline for completed applications and all supporting documentation is September 30. 

American Rescue Plan NFP Funding Application