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JCF: CARES Act Nonprofit Sustainability Grant Program

Juneau Community Foundation

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Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Child Welfare Services Technology Access & Digital Literacy Basic Human Needs Educational Access & Equity Senior Services Disability Care & Services Health Care Access & Delivery Telemedicine & Telehealth Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Juneau City and Borough, Alaska

Location of residency: United States

About this funder:



Nonprofit Sustainability Grant Program Guidelines

The City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) received funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CBJ Assembly has been determining what funding is available for government, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals. The Nonprofit Sustainability Grant Program, funded with $3,000,000 from the CBJ’s CARES Act Budget, was established by Ordinance. The Juneau Community Foundation is the grant administrator for this program.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grant Program Rules:
    • The program is open to nonprofits that provide services to residents of CBJ, regardless of where the nonprofit has its main office—though the nonprofit must have a physical or service presence within the City and Borough of Juneau—and regardless of whether the local chapter or affiliate is part of a larger statewide or national organization.
    • The Juneau Nonprofit Sustainability Grant Program is open to all qualifying nonprofits. Nonprofits that applied for or obtained other state or federal COVID-19 related assistance are eligible to apply, but funds requested from this program must not be duplicative. Reporting requirements for this nonprofit grant program will be shared when grants are awarded.
    • A nonprofit may be eligible for a grant through this program while also obtaining a grant through other federal CARES Act-sourced funding. However, CARES Act grants cannot cover duplicative expenses or losses (e.g., cover the same expenses already funded through the Paycheck Protection Program, Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, AK CARES small business loans, or other CARES Actsourced funding). In addition, an applicant that has received a CBJ CARES Act Business Stabilization Grant, administered by the Juneau Economic Development Council, may be eligible for a grant under this program, only if their Business Stabilization Grant does not exceed the amount they are eligible for under this program.
    • Applicants will need to certify that the information provided is true and accurate, agree to assist in the verification of information provided in the application, and to provide additional information, if requested. Expenditures that are not eligible expenses will require repayment from the grantee. The names of nonprofits that receive grants, and the amounts and purposes for which they receive the funding will be considered a public record.
  • Eligible Expenses:
    • As per U.S. Treasury Department guidance of July 8, any expenditures of CARES Act funds must be related to the COVID-19 public health emergency and incurred between March 1 and December 30, 2020. For this City and Borough of Juneau program, eligible expenses include helping nonprofits recover from the loss of revenues during stay-at-home orders or other restrictions on normal operations. The grants of CARES Act funds can also be used to assist eligible nonprofits cover their additional expenses of operating during the public health emergency, such as personal protective gear, cleaning supplies and equipment and sanitizing work, modifications in service delivery due to social distancing, or other increases in operating costs.
    • Grants to nonprofits also may be used for (These are merely examples—there is no explicit list—though the overriding essential element of any allowable use of the funds is that the additional services or additional costs of maintaining existing services is in response to the public health emergency):
      • Establishing temporary health care services and facilities.
      • COVID-19 testing.
      • Telemedicine and behavioral health services related to the public health emergency.
      • Services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.
      • Food delivery services.
      • Equipment and services to support or enhance distance learning for the community and individuals affected by the closure of schools to in-person classes.
      • Child protection and welfare services.
      • Assisting the homeless population.
      • Personnel costs where duties have been significantly changed due to COVID-19.
  • Eligibility:
    • The following are general eligibility rules. Specifics are addressed in the application.
      • The grants will be available to IRS certified 501 nonprofits, including (c)3, c(4), c(6), c(7), c(19), or c(23).
      • While (c)4 and (c)6 organizations are eligible, these funds cannot be utilized for lobbying or advocacy.
      • The grants will be available to faith-based nonprofits, so long as they provide services that are promoted and available to the general public without regard to religious affiliation.
      • The nonprofit must have been registered in Alaska on or before January 1, 2020, and be operating in the City Borough of Juneau since February 15, 2020
      • A majority of the group’s local board of directors or local advisory board and its officers must be Alaska residents. A local affiliate of a national organization must have a local advisory or governing board.
      • The program is limited to nonprofits that have been or will be economically damaged by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Your organization must have experienced or will experience a loss of income caused by required closures and/or cancellations of services/programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and/or have incurred or will incur expenses in direct response to the Coronavirus public health emergency between March 1 and December 31, 2020, in one or more of the six categories detailed in the U.S.
      • Treasury list of Eligible Expenditures, which are included in the grant packet.
      • The grant funds must be fully expended by December 30, 2020.
      • Applicants must provide a 2019 IRS Form 990. For those nonprofits that do not file with the IRS, an audited 2019 financial statement will be accepted. If your organization has neither of these, an unaudited 2019 financial statement will be accepted. Grant maximums are generally determined by 2019 income for programs within the City and Borough of Juneau.


This page was last reviewed September 17, 2020 and last updated September 08, 2020