Here are answers to questions we are being asked by applicants about the Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund. We strive to update this page approximately every 24 hours.
If you don’t see an answer to your question in the General Emergency Response Initiative FAQ linked above or in the Application FAQ below, contact Yolanda Rushdan at 302.504.5239.
Are schools eligible?
Schools or school funds that hold a 501c3 designation are eligible to apply.
Are 501c6 organizations eligible?
Not at this time. Please review the grant guidelines regularly for updates. The program will continue to evolve as we learn.
Do I have to apply for an SBA loan to be eligible for this grant?
Are arts and cultural organizations eligible?
All 501c3 organizations are eligible. For the first couple of weeks, we anticipating focusing on urgent needs in our grantmaking. The future plan is to expand the scope to address broader needs, more around infrastructure and sustainability. We’ll be updating the guidelines every week. The recommendation for arts organizations is to hold off a couple of weeks, and then look again.
We have a need for both Service-Challenged and Collateral Damage Grants. Can we apply for these two things on the same application or do you recommend doing two separate weeks of applications?
The areas described in the guidelines are intended to broadly describe what will be funded. You don’t need to try to define or categorize your work into one of the three areas, and your application can address more than one type of need. Some applications will cross over two or three of the areas, and that’s perfectly fine.
Can you clarify how “total projected financial impact” is being defined/considered in the question, “Briefly describe the total projected financial impact of the requested grant.”
It depends on the organization. Here are some hypothetical examples of the types of responses that might be appropriate:
Workforce Development: The investment in training would increase the income of participant by a certain dollar amount
Food Program: The investment of $1 per person helps us deliver $5 worth of food to a person
Education intervention: The investment of literacy program it has been shown that an invest of $500 per year per student who then successfully graduates from college, is 3x that investment annually for every year they are gainfully employed in their lifetime.
Arts: For every $1 spent on the arts, it impacts the economy by $10
What happens if my application is denied?
Please reapply. You can submit the same application or a different one.
How do I reapply?
Whether you receive or are declined for funding, you can reapply after two weeks by submitting a new application. (For example, if you applied on April 20, you could reapply on May 4.)
To submit a new application, do not complete the eligibility quiz again. When you log into the system, click “Apply” (top of page) and the grant opportunity will be available for you to submit a new application.
Can I get feedback on my application if it’s denied?
We are working on developing a process to provide feedback in the near future. We will not be able to provide feedback on declined applications in at least the first two weeks because of the large number of applications and the resources required to review and award grants.