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James City County offers CARES Act funding to local nonprofits

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Local nonprofits might receive some financial relief thanks to new CARES Act funding.

James City County is accepting applications for an allocation of CARES Act funding to help nonprofit organizations that are working to assist residents who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the county’s website.

Allocations of the funding will be given to organizations based on an evaluation of submitted applications as well as the availability of the funds. Applications are available online and must be submitted by 5 p.m. Sept. 4.

Any funding requests for the allocation have to be completed on the official James City County form. Applicants must include the following with their submission:

  • IRS Non-Profit Determination Letter
  • Letter of Good Standing with the Commonwealth of Virginia – SCC
  • Most recent IRS Form 990
  • Most recent Adopted Detailed Budget (Revenue and Expenses)
  • Current (Jan. 1 – July 31, 2020) financial statements including revenue, expenses and balance sheet accounts (including cash)
  • Supplemental Information to support your organization’s efforts and needs specifically related to COVID19

Organizations will be notified about information regarding their application 30 days after Sept. 4. Any organizations that receive the funding will be required to sign a “Certification for Use of Coronavirus Relief Fund Payments.”

The fund is only available for nonprofit organizations that assist residents impacted by the pandemic. Any other nonprofits or businesses can find additional information at the county’s pandemic business resource page.

For more information, visit James City County online.


Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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