The City of Monroe has established the Monroe CARES grant program to disburse CARES Act funds to businesses and non-profits affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This program will disburse $50,000 to Monroe nonprofit service providers through the Community Relief Grant. Grants are anticipated to be awarded between $5,000 and $10,000.
The Community Relief Grant will give priority to nonprofit organizations serving Monroe’s most vulnerable residents. Grant funds must cover costs associated with the impact of COVID-19, such as rent, utilities, payroll, business licensing fees, and program continuation and expansion. “Our highest priority right now is getting our entire community up and running as quickly as possible and as safely as possible,” said Mayor Geoffrey Thomas. "Providing assistance for local non-profit agencies to provide basic services and meet the increased needs of Monroe’s most vulnerable residents will help get us there."
To begin the Community Relief Grant application process, please go to the grant application. Applicants are encouraged to download the application before beginning, as the form cannot be saved in its web page status. Applications are due to City Hall by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15.