Reno County SPARK Grant

Supporting documents are required. Please download and complete the following Excel documents and upload them, along with other information requested in the Application Form, in the appropriate upload fields below. PLEASE NOTE: A signed Memorandum of Agreement will also need to be filed with Reno County before funds are released. It may be downloaded by clicking on the button below. The MOA may be submitted with the Application Form in the Priority 1 or 3 upload fields.

If you wish to retain a copy of the completed application for your records, follow the below instructions BEFORE clicking on the “Submit” button.

  1. With the completed application still in front of you, access your browser’s printing option.
  2. Select “Save as PDF” or “Microsoft Print to PDF” in the window containing your printer/destination choices.
  3. Click “Save” or “Print” and download the PDF file of the application to your desired storage location.

The deadline to apply for the grants is Sept. 30, 2020. If you have questions about the grant, application or process, contact John Deardoff, or 620-664-0270, or Gary Meagher, or 620-899-1109

Application Form

Asset 1

  • Who should we contact regarding this application?
  • Organization Information

  • Provide legal name. If “doing business as” a different name than the legal name, ALSO state the DBA name, not just the legal name?
  • Select one.
  • If the answer is “In Reno County but also other location,” please provide the other location in the field below.
  • Please enter the year the applicant organization was founded e.g., 1975
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Do not leave this section blank. If you did not receive aid from ANY source, then you must state so. Assistance may include CARES Act funding provided through small business grants, the Payroll Protection Plan, or aid to schools, first-responders, essential workers, etc. It may also include donations, grants (such as Rally Reno Nonprofit Response Grant), or matching funds provided by others and other SPARK requests. The following list of possible assistance is not comprehensive but is included in order to remind you of aid you may have received: PPP; CARES; HIRE; CDBG-CV; EIDL; SPARK; federal tax credits such as paid sick leave credit, paid family leave credit or employee retention credit.
  • If the answer is “Other fiscal year,” please provide the start and end month in the field below.
  • If no salaried employees, type “none.”
  • If no hourly employees, type “none.”
  • If no temporary employees, type “none.”
  • If no “other” employees, type “none.”
  • Grant Information

  • Priority 1-Incurred Expenses

    Nonprofit and private school expenses incurred since March 1, 2020, related to COVID-19 preparedness or mitigation, such as purchase of personal protective equipment, hand-sanitizing stations, separation of workstations, and other actions taken to create a safe environment for clients and employees. A cap of $25,000 per organization for this category may be implemented but list all expenses incurred without regard to cap.
  • 1. Download the Priority 1-Excel List of Expenditures from the button above. 2. Complete the list and upload it here (.xlsx). 3. Upload clear, legible copies of invoices, receipts, etc., as one .pdf file (you must include support for every item on the Excel List of Expenditures).
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, xlsx.
  • Priority 2-Future Expenses

    COVID-19-related future planned expenses necessary to create a safe working environment for employees and clients going forward. Documentation of all future purchases will be required, such as purchase orders, invoice proof of payments, etc., before reimbursement from Reno County. All expense funds must be expended by December 30, 2020. Cap of $25,000 per organization for this category.
  • 1. Download the Priority 2-Excel List of Planned Expenditures from the button above. 2. Complete the list. 3. Upload it here (.xlsx).
    Accepted file types: xlsx.
  • Priority 3-Revenue Loss

    Nonprofit revenue loss due to the cancellation of fundraisers because of COVID-19 or loss of revenue because of shutdown of operations related to COVID-19. Documentation of 2019 fundraising revenue loss will be required through submission of annual financial statement or audits. Maximum request is 25% of past year revenue.
  • (If you were not in operation during this period, provide revenues for July 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019.)
  • Calculate using revenues for January 1 to June 30, 2019 vs. revenues for January 1 to June 30, 2020.
  • March 2020
  • April 2020
  • May 2020
  • June 2020
  • July 2020
  • August 2020
  • September 2020
  • Accepted file types: pdf, xlsx.
  • By typing your signature here, you verify that all information provided is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge.