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Community Partner Relief Program

  • Community Partner Relief Program
Page Updated: 
October 15, 2020 at 01:30 PM

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis forced Martin County community organizations to confront immense challenges. The purpose of the Martin County Community Partner Relief Program is to help Martin County nonprofits that have suffered financial hardship resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic. 

ASSISTANCE OFFERED: 

TYPE OF NONPROFIT MAXIMUM AWARD*

501(c)(3) Nonprofit Community Partners 

$20,000

501(c)(6) Organizations

$20,000

Nonprofit Veteran’s Organizations

$20,000

501(c)(3) Nonprofit Cultural Facilities 

$50,000

501(c)(3) Nonprofit Medical Services Providers

$50,000

 

*All awards subject to funding availability.

Eligibility

Organizations are ELIGIBLE to apply for a one-time relief grant if the organization:

  • Has been operating since October 1, 2019 and is still operating as of date of application.
  • Is located in Martin County
  • Is a Florida Not for Profit Corporation.
  • Is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization excluding churches, foundations and political organizations, or designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(6) organization or is a nonprofit veterans’ organization. 
  • Has filed IRS Form 990 Return for 2019 or 2018.
  • Has payroll forms submitted to the IRS for 2019 (if applying for reimbursement of salaries/payroll).
  • Has not received COVID-19 relief funds in the form of a grant or forgivable loan exceeding $500,000.  

Eligible Applicants

  • 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Community Partners 
  • 501(c)(6) Organizations
  • Nonprofit Veteran’s Organizations
  • 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Cultural Facilities 
  • 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Medical Services Providers

Eligible Uses of Award

(Costs incurred through month of application will be considered for reimbursement. Please note that revenue loss due to COVID-19 is an ineligible expense.)

  • Salaries/Payroll 
  • Spoiled Inventories 
  • Commercial Lease, Mortgage, or Rent Payments 
  • Utilities 
  • Unbudgeted Programming and operational costs or enhancements related to COVID-19
  • Other Expenses due to new COVID-19 safety provisions 

Required Documents

1. Complete Community Partner Relief Program Application (PDF)
2. Complete IRS W-9 Form (PDF)
3. Complete IRS Form 990 (PDF)
4. Copy of your Active State of Florida Division of Corporations Record as shown on SunBiz.org
5. Justification for reimbursements 

How to Submit

General Instructions:

1. Complete the community partner program application. Only completed applications and all required documentation will be processed.
2. Please be sure to sign the application and have your signature notarized. 
3. Please do not staple the application or any attachments. You may secure the packet together with a binder clip or in a manila envelope. 

Deliver the signed original application (with attachments) to the Martin County Business Renewal Center, located at the Port Salerno Civic Center, at the intersection of Dixie Highway (State Road A1A) and Anchor Avenue, just south of downtown Port Salerno.

Location:

Port Salerno Civic Center
4940 SE Anchor Avenue
Stuart, Florida 34997

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Alternatively, you may also deliver your application packet to the Martin County Administrative Center, 2401 SE Monterey Road, Stuart FL 34996. Please label it Attention: George M. Stokus, Assistant County Administrator. 

Application Deadline:

The program will remain open until November 24, 2020, or as long as funding is available. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Questions?

For any additional questions, please contact the Business Renewal Center at (772) 288-5951, or email sbrc@martin.fl.us.

Please do not email your application. Applications must be submitted in person at the Port Salerno Civic Center.

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