Franklin Forward Non-Profit Recovery Grant

Application Period Open September 21st Through October 2, 2020!

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The $2 trillion economic relief package aims to protect the American people from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19. The CARES Act provides economic assistance for local governments and American workers, families, small businesses and non-profits.

Statement Of Purpose

Act 24 of 2020 was signed by Governor Wolf on May 29, 2020. This legislation provides $625 million in CARES Act funding by means of block grants for counties in the Commonwealth through the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED). This funding is strictly for support of COVID-19 related activities to offset the cost of direct county COVID-19 response; assist businesses and municipalities; provide behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment services; fund non-profit assistance programs; and deploy broadband to unserved or underserved areas. Franklin County will receive $14,000,311.00 in DCED-CCRBG funding based on population estimates from the state. The funds can be used for expenses associated with outreach, education and mitigation efforts for COVID-19 from March 1, 2020 to December 30, 2020.


The Franklin Forward Non-Profit Grant Recovery Grant program has been created to provide funding to eligible Franklin County non-profit organizations (must be incorporated as a 501 c 3 or 501 c 19) impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program application process is administered by Healthy Franklin County, a health improvement collaborative operated by WellSpan Health. The development of these program guidelines and application process included input and expertise from local community leaders.


Eligibility Guidelines

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Noel Purdy at 717-504-0559