This grant is funded by the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Through this grant, Hennepin County will provide financial support to organizations providing food access to communities impacted by COVID-19. This grant will fund necessary expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, which meet all CARES Act criteria1, to include supplies and expenses related to enabling compliance with COVID-19 public health precautions while providing resident services.
1The CARES Act provides that payments from the Fund may only be used to cover costs that:
See Section 601(d) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 5001 of the CARES Act
Organizations may or may not currently have a contract with Hennepin County Health and Human Services to provide services to county residents. Organizations and their staff/volunteers must comply with CDC guidance relating to COVID 19, including physical distancing and use of face coverings, during packing and distribution of foods to limit the spread of the virus. Organizations must also meet one of the following criteria:
Deadline for application: August 1, 2020
Pre-application information session: July 22, 2020
Expected award notification: no later than August 10, 2020
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