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Community Crisis Response Fund Application

The Community Crisis Response Fund was established to provide flexible financial assistance to Anne Arundel County nonprofits immediately following a violent incident, natural disaster or other crisis in our community. Due to the fast-emerging needs posed by the COVID-19 virus, the Community Crisis Response Fund will make single immediate-use grants to nonprofits addressing the increase in community needs and demand for services in the following impact areas: food security and support for basic human needs. These areas were selected by CFAAC based on feedback received from local nonprofits in regards to their greatest immediate needs, and in alignment with CFAAC funding priorities, as defined in the most recent Community Needs Assessment, Poverty Amongst Plenty VI, On the Road to Progress for All.

Food Security: CFAAC will accept grant applications from organizations to provide access to food during this time for those in need. COVID-19 presents a threat to already food insecure individuals, from infants to seniors, and families who now face an uncertain economic future.

Support for Basic Human Needs: CFAAC will accept grant applications from organizations that are helping individuals and families with immediate basic human needs in response to COVID-19. Examples include:

  • Items to maintain safe and healthy environments, cleaning and hygiene supplies
  • Medicine/Medical care not supported by Medicaid/Medicare/Private Insurance
  • Transportation assistance, gas cards
  • Baby supplies, diapers, formula
  • Other necessities and personal items

Cycle 1 Application Open: March 30, 2020 | Deadline: April 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM | Award Size: Maximum $2,500  | Awards in April 2020.
Cycle 2 Application Open: April 22, 2020 | Deadline: May 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM | Award Size: Maximum $2,500  | Awards in May 2020.
Cycle 3 Application Open: May 18, 2020 | Deadline: May 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM | Award Size: Maximum $2,500  | Awards in June 2020.

If you are interested in learning more about the Community Crisis Response Fund please call our staff at 410.280.1102.