Nonprofit Grant Program


The application cycle for this program has closed. Program awards have been made to applicant entities.


The Nonprofit Grant Program will support 501(c)(3) and 501 (c)(19) nonprofits serving disadvantaged, underserved, or vulnerable populations, that have experienced negative impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Total allocation: $7,500,000

Funding Structure

Awards to be made on a first come, first served basis until all funds are expended, prior to the ARPA funding deadline. Eligible applicants are qualified to receive $25,000 in Program funds.

DED intends to award all funds in one funding round, but may hold additional funding rounds to ensure all available funds are spent.

Do I Qualify?


Eligible applicants: Missouri-based nonprofit organizations holding a 501(c)(3) IRS tax exempt status or 501(c)(19) IRS tax exempt status (refer to the Program guidelines for exclusions), that primarily provide services to disadvantaged, vulnerable, or at-risk populations.


Minimum applicant requirements:

Applicant must have been in operation prior to March 13, 2019 primarily provide services to disadvantaged, vulnerable, or at-risk populations residing in Missouri. “Primarily” means 51% or more of clients served. Applicant must be registered and in good standing with the MO Secretary of State (SOS) and enrolled in E-Verify (if applicable). 

See the program guidelines for the full listing of eligibility requirements.

How Do I Apply?

Due to the number of applications received, DED stopped accepting applications at 5 p.m. on June 23, 2023. 

The Nonprofit Grant Program opened for applications on May 31, 2023, at 10 a.m. CST via the MO DED ARPA Federal Initiatives Submission Manager. Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a first come, first served basis. The final guidelines for the program are available.

Application launch date: May 31, 2023

Application close date: June 23, 2023

Award date: July - September 2023

Need Help?

For questions, please review the Nonprofit Program Guidelines or contact us at