(Maryland DHCD) BHA and DDA NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY: Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative
Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY
Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI)
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is administering up to $40 million of the Governor's $50 million Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI), with the remainder being administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce.
Of the $40 million being administered by DHCD, $10 million is earmarked for nonprofits, providing services to people with disabilities, that are licensed by the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) to help defray an increase in costs directly related to the ongoing need to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) and related cleaning supplies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) pertains only to the $10 million allocation for nonprofit provider organizations licensed by BHA and DDA and provides a preview of the application. The application for this funding is projected to be on-line as of Wednesday, July 22nd . PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.
A separate NOFA for the $30 million from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is available here: www.dhcd.maryland.gov
Information about nonprofit funding through the Maryland Department of Commerce is as follows:
Nonprofit COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program Applications:
To be eligible to apply, a nonprofit provider must meet all of the following criteria:
Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in non-affiliated, non-owned acute settings that provide services to people with disabilities licensed by BHA or DDA.
Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that have either not already applied to the Department of Commerce's COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program or will withdraw their application from that program.
Organizations that are in good standing with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT).
Organizations based in Maryland that can demonstrate the negative financial impact of COVID-19 as represented by increased expenses directly related to the ongoing need to purchase PPE and related cleaning supplies in compliance with the recommended standards provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland Department of Health.
Financially viable nonprofits whose operations will continue forward.
The maximum grant request amount is $50,000 and the minimum amount is $5,000 based on the organization's annual operating budget.
Only applications that are fully complete at submission will be considered for funding.
Core expense increases because of the need to purchase PPE and related cleaning supplies critical to the nonprofit's continuity of operations and must occur within the period of March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020 (per CARES Act funding requirements).
Grant requests from $25,001-$50,000 are allowed from eligible applicants with annual operating budgets at or above $5 million. (Maximum grant request is $50,000)
Grant requests from $10,001 - $25,000 are allowed from eligible applicants with annual operating budgets above $1 million and below $5 million.
Grant requests up to $10,000 are allowed from eligible applicants with annual operating budgets at or below $1 million. (Minimum grant request is $5,000)
Funding requests will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis.
Individual grant amounts may be reduced relative to requests, if demand for funds exceeds available funding.
Projected on-line application portal opens: 12:00 noon, Wednesday, July 22. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES
Application portal closes: 12:00 noon, Wednesday, July 29 at the latest; the portal may close if and when grant requests exceed available funding.
Funding announcements on a rolling basis beginning no later than Wednesday, August 19th.
Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) & Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Application Requirements: In addition to basic organizational information, such as the organization's mission statement, the following information and attachments will be required in the on-line application in order for an application to be considered complete. Space to answer will be very limited; it is recommended that applicants prepare answers and gather required attachments in advance of the July 22 opening of the on-line application.
1. Organizational Summary: A brief description of the organization's (a) recent accomplishments, and (b) financial ability to continue operations.
2. COVID Impacts: A brief summary of the PPE and/or cleaning supply expense increases incurred or projected for the period March 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020.
3. Budget/Use of Funds: A simple budget form will be provided in the on-line application in which the applicant will list the sources and use(s) of requested funds and related awards.
BHA and DDA Required Application Attachments: The following attachments will be required in the on-line application in order for the application to be considered complete:
IRS Determination Letter of 501(c)3 status
Online verification of Certificate of Good Standing from the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation
The applicant's most current Year-To-Date financial statements, preferably through May 2020.
IRS W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
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