Nonprofits: There is Money Available For You


The United Way of Lee County and the Lee Board of County Commissioners have launched a new online portal that will allow nonprofit organizations to apply for funds through the American Rescue Plan Act.

Back on March 1st County Commissioners entered into an agreement with the United Way of Lee County to manage the distribution of up to $16.2 million of funding to nonprofit human service agencies for direct service delivery to the community.

Applications are open only to 501(c)(3) organizations. The grants will be provided to qualifying organizations to deliver direct services that help with currently unmet needs caused or made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The United Way’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process will accept applications for ARPA funding until 5 p.m. April 29. Applicants must be an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit and provide services in Lee County. Lee Commissioners are expected to vote on recommended allocations in June.

To start the application process, GO HERE.