Nonprofit Resilience Fund
Tuscaloosa County Alternative Sentencing (TAS) has created a Nonprofit Resilience Fund to assist nonprofit organizations who have been negatively impacted by the financial crisis caused by COVID-19. The total grant allocation made available through the Fund equals $300,000, with each individual grant awarded up to $10,000.
In order to grant monies through a fair and objective process, TAS has designated a Review Committee composed of business, civic, and nonprofit leaders to assess and approve applications for funding under this program. Cynthia W. Burton, Vice President of Tuscaloosa Alternative Sentencing and Executive Director of Community Service Programs of West Alabama, will coordinate the application process but will not actually vote on the applications.
Following are the eligibility criteria for consideration in this program:
An organization must provide programs/services in Tuscaloosa County/City.
- An organization must submit a current 501(c)(3) designation letter from Internal Revenue Service.
An organization must submit its FEIN and DUNS numbers.
An organization must grant permission for TAS to check financial references, i.e. primary banking information.
Application must be signed by the organization's Chief Executive Officer or President.
Upon request from Review Committee, an organization must participate in an application interview.
Successful applicants will be required to complete and sign a W-9 prior to release of funds.
An applicant may only receive one grant award.
Applications will be reviewed and awards made every two weeks until the Fund is exhausted. Awards will not exceed $10,000 unless a unanimous decision of Review Committee determines that additional monies should be awarded.