CARES Act funding grants available to Beltrami County nonprofits

Beltrami County and Greater Bemidji are announcing a new grant program for non-profit organizations.

According to a release, the funding is from CARES Act dollars allocated to the county, with Greater Bemidji acting as the facilitator.

Charitable organizations with a 501 (c)(3) classification may apply for grants between $1,000 and $10,000 to specifically cover expenses related to COVID-19, such as purchases of PPE, improvements and equipment to enable social distancing, cleaning supplies, marketing materials and more.

These expenses may be already incurred or anticipated to be incurred by November 15.

Applications will be accepted now through Oct. 4, with award notifications and funding coming quickly thereafter.

More information and eligibility requirements are available at Greater Bemidji’s website.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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