CARES Act funding for Dunwoody

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020. It's designed to provide economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserve jobs.

The City of Dunwoody's distribution is based on an agreement with DeKalb County that carves out part of the overall county funding for countywide efforts, but leaves $32.6 million to the cities distributed on a per capita basis. Dunwoody’s allotment would be $5,597,957. 

CARES Not-for-Profit Funding

The Dunwoody City Council has approved $300,000 in CARES Act funding for grants for local not-for-profits for COVID-related activates. This funding will create the Dunwoody Vulnerable Population Assistance Program Administered by Not-for-Profits.

Grants will be between $10,000 and $50,000. The program is for reimbursement of expenses which would be eligible under the CARES Act. Funding allocations should be focused on providing direct assistance to individuals within the community or those that have experienced additional burdens related to the COVID pandemic. Allocations will focus on overdue rent, mortgage assistance, utility assistance, food, or other unforeseen financial/ emergency needs of the community.

The program should focus on providing group community services such as food kitchens or pantries for vulnerable populations. The program will also focus on organizations that provide mental health services for vulnerable individuals.

Dunwoody staff will review applications and present to the Dunwoody Mayor and City Council for final approval of grants. If awarded, an agency may request reimbursement starting immediately after award. No advanced funding may be permitted.