Nonprofits invited to information session about pandemic assistance

Fayetteville City Hall (Flyer photo/Todd Gill)

Fayetteville city staff will host an information session designed to help nonprofit groups affected by the pandemic to prepare their applications for financial assistance.

The hybrid-style meeting is scheduled from 2-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 inside room 326 of City Hall (113 W. Mountain St.) and online via Zoom (link here).

Nonprofits can apply for up to $100,000 to recoup financial losses incurred from March 2020 to March 2021. The City Council earlier this week allocated $1 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to the program.

Groups seeking aid can apply for the new funding from Monday, Feb. 27 through 5 p.m. March 10.

Susan Norton, the mayor’s chief of staff, said any group that has previously applied for help can also apply for this new round of money. However, Norton said only one application will be allowed per nonprofit, and the application packet must include all of the required documentation as there won’t be any back-and-forth between applicants and city staff. Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fayetteville received $17.9 million in ARPA funds to distribute. After several rounds of funding decisions, including this new allocation, the city has about $1.7 million remaining.