Placer County has designated an additional $5 million of its Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to aid small businesses and nonprofits in the county through a new, targeted grant program called Placer Shares Impact Grants. Funding for nonprofits is prioritized for programs that provide safety net services, such as rental assistance, food insecurity services and mental health needs. The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation is currently managing the application process and is responsible for distributing up to $675,000 on the county’s behalf.
“With an increase in unemployment, eviction concerns and the collective trauma that comes with a global pandemic, we need to ensure that our safety net providers have the funds they need to get the community through this crisis. They have gone above and beyond to meet the increased demand of services, while simultaneously adapting to virtual operations and losing the opportunity to host annual fundraisers,” said Phyllis McConn, TTCF Community Impact Officer. “I am thrilled to again be working with Placer County to help our nonprofits through this challenging time.”
If you are a nonprofit providing safety net services to residents of eastern Placer County, apply now through Monday, Dec. 7 at 5pm. For more information and to start the application process, visit https://placer.ca.gov//shares