Which expenses qualify for reimbursement?

These are the expenses that are eligible for reimbursement through the Nonprofit Relief & Recovery Grant Program.


  • Salaries paid beyond planned/regular payroll, for delivery of services over and above pre-COVID levels to meet increased demand for services or replace lost volunteers (due to COVID)
  • Additional salaries paid in excess of normal hours for COVID sanitation; hazard pay; unemployment insurance costs related to the pandemic if those costs are not reimbursed by the federal government
  • Salaries to retain employees who DID NOT WORK during required closures or reduced hours

  • Expenses reimbursed by other state, federal, or local grants not eligible
  • Salaries that were already planned for in the budget (except when the business closed and still paid employees while the didn’t work)
  • Bonuses


  • Supplies needed in excess of pre-COVID levels to meet increased demand for services
  • COVID testing; cleaning supplies; air filters; PPE
  • Food over and above pre-COVID levels


  • For sanitation
  • Technology or equipment needed to pivot delivery of services and/or to enable organization to pivot to virtual fundraising needs resulting from COVID (can include website development and upgrades for a virtual fundraising platform)
  • Equipment necessary for mitigation/social distancing
  • Equipment and tech for client rentals so they can receive academic support, telehealth services, etc.

  • Equipment for diversifying services not eligible
  • Actual costs of online fundraising events (only establishing the platform and system upgrades for ability is eligible)

Facility Reconfiguration

  • To meet social distancing guidelines
  • To meet increased demand for services

  • Previously planned expansion or renovation not eligible

Solid Waste Disposal

  • Increased costs for disposal of used PPE


  • Direct Assistance to Individuals – For rent, mortgage, utility, or basic needs assistance for individuals impacted by COVID, over and above previous year or pre-COVID levels
  • Overhead – Rent/mortgage, utilities, etc. prorated for closures or reduced hours

Examples: Leased additional space due to COVID; Costs associated with food distribution over and above pre-COVID levels; transportation costs associated with increased client demand; etc.

  • Direct Assistance to Individuals – Rent payments to public housing authorities are NOT eligible
  • Revenue replacement is not eligible