Non-Profit Funding

The City of Lancaster has been allocated funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19).  A portion of these funds are being used for assistance to non-profit organizations to recover from shortfalls in revenue during 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus.


  • 501(c)(3) non-profit based in the City of Lancaster's municipal boundaries
  • Primarily serve Lancaster residents
  • Negative financial impact due to COVID-19
  • Preference for organizations that were:
    • Closed down
    • Had reduced revenue from fundraisers
    • Did not receive other sources of COVID-related financial assistance 

Funding Available:

  • Grants up to $10,000
  • Can be used for operating costs
  • Funding may be less than requested - this is determined by review of the application

How to Apply:

A completed application includes:

  • Narrative
  • Budget
  • Financial information from 2018-2021
  • 501(c)(3) letter

Decisions will be made on a monthly basis.  Applications that are submitted by the third Friday will be notified of decisions on the first Thursday of the following month. 

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