Nonprofit Relief and Recovery Program

The Nonprofit Relief and Recovery Program was created to support Missouri nonprofit organizations in meeting critical and emergent needs resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency and in building organizational capacity for recovery.

The State of Missouri will make available $22 million in grant funds through the CARES Act for eligible Missouri nonprofits directly impacted by the pandemic, with priority given to those serving at-risk populations in the areas of: homelessness prevention, job training, food insecurity and basic needs, at-risk youth services, childcare, and academic/educational support.  The grants will allow nonprofits to continue providing community safety nets that improve quality of life and lead to economic and community stability. 

Applications for the Nonprofit Relief and Recovery Grant have closed.

The Department has received applications significantly exceeding the amount of funding available.  While we anticipated accepting applications through August 28, 2020, out of respect for the time and effort that goes into preparing an application, we are no longer accepting new applications for the program at this time. We are finalizing the review of applications that have been submitted, and will be awarding on a first-come first-served basis. 

Program Documents

Program Guidelines

Board Member Template

Program Eligibility

Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations:

Located in Missouri;
Holding a 501(c)(3) IRS tax exempt designation, excluding hospitals and hospital foundations, schools and post-secondary education institutions and foundations; and,
Registered to do business as a nonprofit in Missouri and in Good Standing with the Missouri Secretary of State
Must have been in operation for at least one year prior to March 1, 2020. 

Faith-based organizations are eligible upon meeting the following conditions:

All of the above requirements are met; 
Organizations may not engage in inherently religious activities, such as worship, religious instruction, or proselytization, as part of the programs or services funded under NAP;
The organization does not require participation in religious services or activities to receive services; 
The organization does not, in providing services, discriminate against participants or prospective participants on the basis of religion or religious belief.

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