The Prince William Area Disaster Fund
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ABOUT THE PRINCE WILLIAM AREA DISASTER FUND
The Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William has partnered with Prince William County Government, the City of Manassas Park and the City of Manassas to independently administer The Prince William Area Disaster Fund.
This fund will serve as the combined disaster relief and recovery fund for the Greater Prince William area, with an immediate focus on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) relief efforts. Funds raised will be distributed to community groups in the form of grants that address housing, human services, employment assistance and other critical needs.
To date, more than $17,000 has been used to alleviate hunger by purchasing grocery and produce items for the 43 food distribution sites that have partnered with the Community Feeding Task Force.
The Alliance retains 5% of funds raised to offset the costs of managing and administering the fund.
To read a news release from Prince William County Government, click HERE.
In addition to funds disbursed to hunger programs through The Community Feeding Task Force, six organizations have been awarded grants through the Round 1 funding cycle. They are:
ABOUT PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY CARES ACT COMMUNITY GRANTS
The Prince William County Board of Supervisors allocated $1 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts for Prince William County residents, focusing on those who are underserved. The county partnered with The Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William to distribute these funds through grants to non-profit organizations who serve county residents. The application period opened July 13, 2020 and closed July 24.
In September, The Prince William County Board of Supervisors allocated another $1 million which has been allocated to 12 additional qualified proposals submitted in the Round 1 cycle that were unable to be awarded due to limited funds.
Grants ranging between $50,000 - $150,000 have been distributed to 26 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve Prince William County residents to support the following measures in response to COVID-19 relief: housing assistance; utility assistance; access to health care appointments and medication; employment assistance; childcare costs and other critical unmet human needs.
In November, an additional $1 million was awarded to this program's existing 26 grantees.
The Alliance was awarded $50,000 of the total $3 million to assist in the administration and management of the grant funds.
HOW YOU CAN HELP WITH RELIEF EFFORTS
To give to the Prince William Area Disaster Fund, text the word “IMPACT” to 36413 OR click HERE
Donors can also contribute by making checks payable to "The Alliance" with "Prince William Area Disaster Fund" in the memo line.
Mail To: The Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William
9073 Center St
Manassas, VA 20110
Donations are 100% tax deductible. EIN 84-2869982.
For more information on donating to the fund, contact Chelsi Conaway at 703-344-4729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.