Agency Eligibility


CAPSAW is required to conduct a Community Needs Assessment in accordance with agency planning efforts every three years.  The most recent report was issued in 2022 and is available here Needs Assessment Report.

This report represents CAPSAW’s assessment of the needs and resources for low and moderate income residents, social/human service providers, stakeholders and the wider community.  The 2020-2024 Strategic Plan is also available on the website and was developed based on the Community Needs Assessment report.  CAPSAW will only consider funding applications that are consistent with those documents. Other eligibility requirements  for the FY 21 & FY 22 Consolidated Funding Pool Application can be found below.   Community Support Application information can be found on that section of this website.

For help in determining if your agency is eligible, please contact CAPSAW staff at:

  • Eligibility is limited to organizations able to demonstrate proof of non-profit status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, AND to departments of local government organizations either located in or currently operating programs within the City of Staunton, Augusta County, and/or the City of Waynesboro. 
  • Proposed programs/services must principally benefit low- and moderate-income individuals and families in Staunton, Waynesboro and/or Augusta County.  The income limits for Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) funding are included within this application.  Partner agencies will receive updated current year income limits when they are released and are required to follow them.  Income eligible refers to those individuals and families making at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Line.  Eligibility may be extended to those at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line at the discretion of CAPSAW staff.
  • Open beneficiary programs that cannot accurately and realistically demonstrate demographic and income data of the clientele served WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED for this funding stream.
  • Any entity employed by or under contract with an organization represented on the CAPSAW board, or vice versa, may apply for funding; however, such applications may not be reviewed or discussed by that CAPSAW board member.  Similarly, any agency involved at the executive level of CAPSAW cannot discuss or participate in the review of an application submitted by their agency.
  • If an application is submitted by faith-based organizations, outreach efforts and service delivery must be conducted regardless of program beneficiary faith affiliation.  Programs and services may not be marketed or offered exclusively to members of the sponsoring organization’s religious affiliation or denomination. There may be no penalties or rewards based on religious practice.
  • Activities must be delivered from a location that is accessible to all potential beneficiaries or an alternative means of service delivery to people with disabilities must be identified.
  • Programs must be able to provide specific demographic and individual level data through regular quarterly reports.
  • Programs selected for funding must have a minimum of one Results Oriented Management and Accountability, (ROMA), trained staff member by the end of the first funding year.  Programs are encouraged to have multiple trained staff and board members.
  • Programs may be required to participate in site visits and/or desk audits throughout the contract period.  Please review the Site Visit Checklist for recordkeeping and administrative practice expectations.
  • Successful projects will be responsive to the strategic goals and objectives contained in the  2020-2024 Strategic Plan.