Non-Profit Funding Opportunities

The application window closed on May 2, 2022. Okaloosa County is not currently accepting applications for funding.

Okaloosa County is committed to providing financial assistance to those nonprofit agencies which assist Okaloosa County Government in carrying out its Vision of “providing an unmatched economic opportunity and quality of place and life for all citizens” and Mission to “engage our private and public sector partners to provide … economic opportunity and excellence in critical services to enhance the quality of life for all residents.”



Summary of Non-Profit Funding Opportunities

 

Annual Opportunity for Assistance to Non-Profits

The Board of County Commissioners accepts applications from eligible Nonprofits in conjunction with the annual budget development and approval process. Financial assistance may be provided to nonprofit agencies which assist Okaloosa County Government in carrying out its Vision of “providing an unmatched economic opportunity and quality of place and life for all citizens” and Mission to “engage our private and public sector partners to provide … economic opportunity and excellence in critical services to enhance the quality of life for all residents.”

NEW! American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Nonprofit Assistance

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was signed into law on March 11, 2021. Okaloosa County has received funding from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CSLFRF) which provides significant resources for the County to meet the wide range of public health and economic impacts of the COVID–19 public health emergency.  The Okaloosa Board of County Commissioners has approved $1.5 million in ARPA funding to assist nonprofit organizations operating within Okaloosa County in their efforts to respond to the public health emergency with respect to COVID–19 or address its negative economic impacts. 

Annual Opportunity for Assistance to Non-Profits

The Board of County Commissioners accepts applications from eligible Nonprofits in conjunction with the annual budget development and approval process. 

Opportunity Overview

  • Open to 501(c)(3) Nonprofits incorporated under the State of Florida
  • Must have been in operation for two (2) consecutive years by December 31 of the year preceding application deadline
  • Only one application per agency will be considered each year
  • Grants are for programmatic and operating expenses
  • Applications are due May 2, 2022
  • To be considered, an application must be submitted along with all required documents by the advertised deadline

Resources Documents Available for Download

  1. Okaloosa County Nonprofit Agency Funding Policy – May 21, 2019
  2. Non-Profit Funding Request Application for FY 2022/2023
  3. Link to Funding Announcement
  4. March 31 Instructional Webinar presentation

NEW! American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Nonprofit Assistance

The purpose of this grant program is to provide financial support to eligible nonprofit agencies that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that are actively providing critical public services to the citizens of Okaloosa County. Such eligible nonprofit agencies and services are intended to respond to the public health emergency or address the negative economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds may be used for programs, services and capital expenditures. The County may also consider awards to mitigate financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opportunity Overview

  • Open to 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(19) Nonprofits incorporated under the State of Florida
  • Must have been in operation for at least one full year as of March 1, 2022
  • Only one application per agency will be considered and applicants must select between the ARPA “Capital Expenditure” category or the ARPA “Non-Capital Expenditure” category
  • Nonprofits may only request funding for expenditures to respond to the public health emergency with respect to COVID–19 or to address its negative economic impacts
  • Grants may be considered for programs, services, capital expenditures or to mitigate financial hardships experienced by the Nonprofit directly as a result of COVID-19
  • Applications are due May 2, 2022
  • To be considered, an application must be submitted along with all required documents by the advertised deadline

Resources Documents Available for Download

  1. American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Nonprofit Funding Guidance Supplement
  2. American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Nonprofit Funding Application Package
  3. Link to Funding Announcement
  4. March 31 Webinar presentation

Federal Guidance About the Use of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund

Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Guidance for State, Territorial, Local and Tribal Governments | Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Frequently Asked Questions | Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Fact Sheet

More References

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 | American Rescue Plan | U.S. Department of the Treasury COVID-19 Economic Assistance for State, Local and Tribal Governments | Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds | National Association of Counties Overview for America's Counties: U.S. Treasury Interim Final Rule and Guidance for State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

 

APPLICATION SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

All applications are due no later than Monday, May 2 at 5:00 pm CDT

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) - Applications and attachments for consideration of ARPA funding must be submitted through the County’s ARPA submission portal {Coming Soon}. Applicants must have all documents readily available in pdf or docx format prior to beginning the upload process. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early in the process as to have sufficient time to receive technical assistance.

Annual Opportunity for Assistance – Applications and attachments requesting assistance from the County through the annual non-profit assistance cycle must be emailed to budget@myokaloosa.com.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) - Applications and attachments for consideration of ARPA funding must be submitted through the County’s ARPA submission portal. Applicants must have all documents readily available in pdf or docx format prior to beginning the upload process. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early in the process as to have sufficient time to receive technical assistance. Please proceed to myokaloosa.com/arpa once your application and attachments are ready for submission.​

ARPA Application Submission Portal > myokaloosa.com/arpa  

 

Frequently Asked Questions