BALLSTON SPA — The county Board of Supervisors this week launched a $2 million grant fund for non-profit organizations in Saratoga County negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We had set aside the $2 million last year for a grant program for not-for-profit organizations, so this establishes the program, sets up the rules for what organizations can apply, who can be eligible for a grant, and also the framework of how much they can ask for,” said Saratoga Springs Supervisor Matt Veitch.
The program is preparing to roll out and will presumably include specific instructions and an application on the county website. The county site may be accessed at: saratogacountyny.gov.
“It is tied to COVID relief, so organizations will need to prove some hardship – lost revenue, loss of funds due to COVID,” Veitch said.
The individual grants range $500 up to $50,000.
How it will work: requests, accompanied by the Saratoga County Non-Profit COVID Relief Grant Fund Application, will be submitted to the County Administrator’s office, which will then refer completed and qualified funding requests to the Law and Finance Committee
Veitch is one of seven members newly appointed to the committee for 2022, which is chaired by Jonathan Schopf. (See: story page 10). That Law and Finance Committee, which typically meets monthly in Ballston Spa, will subsequently recommend funding requests. The requests are then subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors.
To contact the county administrator’s office, call 518-884-4742 or visit the website: www.saratogacountyny.gov/departments/adminstrators-office.