COVID-19 Request for Proposals

CAPSAW has been allocated supplemental Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding to address COVID-19 related needs through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  All funds are for services to individuals and families at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Line. Funds must be expended by September 30, 2022.  

Allowable administrative costs include staff salaries, training, utilities, rent, project supplies, and other resources used within the contract period. Direct supports to clients served are allowable including rent, mortgage, utility, food, childcare costs, tuition, transportation assistance, and other emergency services.

Improvements to structures, debt repayment, fundraising, and other non-program-related expenses are not allowable.  COVID-19 Response Funds can only be spent on income eligible individuals and families for services or needs related to COVID-19.  Total funding cannot exceed the percentage of income eligible people served.

Recipient agencies are required to provide detailed quarterly and annual programmatic and financial reports on the use of these funds. Each client/family can only be counted ONCE per fiscal year or contract period.  All reports will be made available for public inspection.  Report forms and instructions will be provided to recipient organizations for completion

Agencies receiving funds through this process must be able to:

  • demonstrate the income-eligibility and the locality of residence of all households receiving services provided by use of these funds.
  • provide information to CAPSAW on the totality of services provided by that agency/program to citizens of Augusta County, the City of Staunton, and the City of Waynesboro, regardless of the funding source for those services.
  • provide demographic information on all clients served by the proposed program, and information specific to those individuals and families served with CAPSAW funds; and
  • prepare and submit the required statistical and financial reports by the assigned deadlines.

CAPSAW COVID-19 Response Request for Proposals Timeline:

Proposals will be reviewed to ensure eligibility of program design.  Eligible proposals will be reviewed by the CAPSAW Board of Directors who will select proposals for further development.  Please contact CAPSAW staff with questions about the content of this request for proposals. 

All proposals must be received, via by 5pm on the first Friday of each month.    Proposals will be reviewed until funding has been allocated

You can access the application and budget form here:  
COVID Response RFP
COVID Program Budget

The following requests have been approved through this process out of an original $299,600 in funding.  This information will be updated quarterly.   

  COVID-19 Response Funded Programs (FY 21 & 22) 
ARROW Project:  $58,000 implementation of Phase 1 Behavioral Health response to COVID-19 (FY 21)
Augusta Health Foundation: $6,826 for the Crop To Community fresh food box program (FY 21)
Blue Ridge Court Services:  $1,391.50 for puchase and distribution of PPE for client use (FY 21)
Blue Ridge Legal Services:  $15,000 towards staff attorne to address COVID-19 Housing issues (FY 21)
Blue Ridge Legal Services:  $15,000 towards staff attorney to address COVID-19 Unemployment Benefit issues (FY 22)
Community Child Care:  $5,200 towards weekly cleaning services (FY 21)
Creative Collaborative Coalition for Childcare:  $50,000 to implement expanded student support services (FY 21)
Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery:  $525 towards purchase of PPE for in person service delivery (FY 21)
Salvation Army (Staunton):  $20,000 for infant and family supports including rental, mortgage, and utility assistance  (FY   21 and FY 22)
Salvation Army (Waynesboro):  $37,500 in emergency rental, mortgage, and utility assitance (FY 21)
Salvation Army (Waynesboro):  $12,500 in emergency rental, mortgage, and utility assistance (FY 22)
Valley Hope Counselling:  $21,500 in support of mental health counseling services (FY 21)

Other Resources

Appendix 1: Federal Poverty Guidelines
Sample Demographic Report
2020 - 2024 Strategic Plan
2018 Needs Assessment Report
2018 Annual Report
Glossary of Terms
Site Visit Checklists
2019 Impact Report