Grant Opportunity: CFM Nonprofit Rapid Response Mini-Grant

Are you a nonprofit that was affected by the Jackson water crisis?

The Community Foundation for Mississippi’s Nonprofit Rapid Response Mini-Grant is a reimbursement program for 501c3 nonprofits residing in the Jackson area who have been directly affected by the Jackson water crisis. Grants will reimburse expenses related to the water crisis, which began July 29, 2022, for increased demand for, or increased supply of drinkable water. Expenses should be unplanned, un-budgeted expenses (related to water needs) related to charitable service by nonprofits from July 29 – September 15, 2022. Reimbursements may range from $200-$2,000.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Awards will be announced in early November.

Eligible organizations and expenses:

• All eligible nonprofits must be based in the City of Jackson or served by the Jackson municipal water system, including Byram, who were affected by the boil water notice and subsequent system failure.

• Reimbursements must replace past expenditures and past expenses should NOT have been paid by another grant source.

• Grant awards should be targeted to needs expended related to the Jackson water crisis.

Applicants will be asked about their additional needs and solutions related to the water crisis however, this round of funding is only related to water and ice-specific needs. Eligible reimbursements include documented ice and water expenses.