November 18, 2020
As part of its commitment to support those vulnerable populations of Johns Creek impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Council has earmarked $300,000 for the Vulnerable Populations Grant program available to local, eligible not-for-profits. The Mayor and City Council of Johns Creek voted to approve the Johns Creek CARES Vulnerable Populations Grant program during the Monday, Nov. 16, City Council meeting.
The grant funding through the Vulnerable Populations Grant Program is targeted specifically to help Johns Creek residents with overdue rent and mortgage payments, utility assistance, food assistance, or other unforeseen financial/ emergency needs directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are strictly limited to established not-for-profit organizations that serve Johns Creek residents and are not designed for new programs or start-up efforts.
Individuals cannot directly apply for assistance from the City but will be encouraged to connect with the not-for-profit organizations that receive grants through the Johns Creek CARES Vulnerable Populations Grant Program. A list will be made available on the city’s website following the application period which ends Thursday Dec. 3, 2020 at 12 p.m.
Priority for grant funding will be given to organizations that will pass through 100% of the funds to residents. Applying not-for-profits can request up to $300,000 of funding but actual awards will be determined by the City based on the number of eligible organizations that apply. Organizations must use the funding to the benefit of Johns Creek residents with a maximum individual award of up to $3,000.
Local not-for-profits in Johns Creek seeking participation in the program must complete an online application available beginning November 17, 2020 on the city’s website at www.JohnsCreekGA.gov/JCCares
Applications will be accepted until Dec. 3, 2020 and grants will be awarded until the CARES Act funds are depleted.