THE BLACK BELT HAS

TO SPEND FUNDS!

Accessing COVID-19 Response Funds for your Community

BBCF has partnered with Hope Credit Union to facilitate a recoverable grant program for cities and counties to assist city and county leaders in accessing allocations of CARES Act money made available to them through the State of Alabama. The following Black Belt counties and the cities therein are eligible for this recoverable grant program: Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Perry, Pickens, Sumter and Wilcox.

To obtain a recoverable grant, eligible cities and counties must:

1.    Review “Application Guidelines”

2.    Complete the application using BBCF’s Online Portal   (click here)

3.    Download the following documents that will be uploaded as attachments to your application in the portal:

4.    Set up an account on Bill.com to expedite payments

5.    Sign the recoverable grant agreement (this will be emailed to you once your applications is approved)

Remember:  If the State determines that expenses incurred are not reimbursable, the city or county government is responsible for repayment of the recoverable grant to BBCF in full.

Please send the required attachments to the Black Belt Community Foundation via email to CARES@blackbeltfound.org or by fax to 334-874-1131. The Black Belt Community Foundation can be reached by phone at 334-874-1126 ext. 113.

If you would like to be added the mailing list for BBCF’s Black Belt COVID-19 Task Force – email CARES@blackbeltfound.org

SELECT YOUR OPTION
APPLICATION GUIDELINES
ONLINE APPLICATION
List of Potentially Eligible Expenditures
List of Allocations for Each City and County
Alabama Comptroller Website
US Department of Treasury Website
Alabama CoronaVirus Relief Fund Website