Earlier this summer, the Norfolk County Commissioners applied for and received a federal Bureau of Justice Assistance grant in the amount of $58,008 to leverage federal funds to support front-line community-based organizations providing resources to Norfolk County residents and first responders relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Under normal circumstances, the County would look first to our municipal partners to help address community needs, but Norfolk County communities and applicable law enforcement entities are already being reimbursed for COVID-related expenses through state Coronavirus Relief Act Funding (CvRF).
As part of the Commissioners’ initiative through this grant, funding resources will be made available and administered to approximately four (4) community-based subrecipient non-profit organizations throughout Norfolk County. The Commissioners believe offering this assistance to organizations that remain critical partners with local communities would fill significant community needs. Grant funding will be specifically awarded for COVID-19 first responder testing, domestic violence prevention and response efforts, public and behavioral health needs, and other access to justice/public safety community response and stabilization efforts in Norfolk County.
Please note the fairly quick turnaround for grant applications to be submitted. Grant applications/proposals must be received by the County of Norfolk by Friday, September 18, 2020 for review by the Norfolk County Commissioners on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Applications can be sent to:
Norfolk County Commissioners
c/o Chairman Francis W. O’Brien
614 High Street, P.O. Box 310
Dedham, MA 02027
or via email to Bill Buckley, Assistant County Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find the grant application and additional information available for download at your convenience.