Webster announces grant opportunity for local non-profit organizations

WEBSTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Town of Webster announced a new grant opportunity for local non-profit organizations on Monday.

Through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) relief funding, the town aims to provide support to Webster non-profit organizations that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. $350,000 in grants will be allocated as part of this effort.

The Town of Webster says that the funding can be used for a variety of expenses that an organization has incurred during the pandemic—including rent, technology for remote access, payroll costs, utility payments, and lost revenue.

“Over the past 2 years, I have heard countless stories from non-profit agencies who provide services for Webster residents that they have been financially devastated by COVID,” Supervisor Tom Flaherty stated. “That devastation has negatively affected their ability to provide their organization’s base services to Webster residents. It is hoped this grant program will be a financial help to such organizations so that they can get back to servicing Webster residents in the future to the levels they strive for.”

Webster non-profit organizations interested in applying for this grant funding are encouraged to review the documents online and contact the Town with any questions. The Town of Webster will continue to work with our community to invest strategically in people, organizations, and projects that will have a positive, long-term economic impact for years to come.

The application process opens on Monday, May 2, 2022, for non-profit organizations based in Webster. Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2022. Grants will be awarded in July after a review process.

Eligibility criteria and application documents can be found on the Town’s website.