By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer
(Aug. 6, 2020) The Worcester County Arts Council was one of five nonprofits to be selected for $1,000 of customized consulting and benefits geared toward pandemic recovery through the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s new Nonprofit Pandemic Recovery Technical Assistance Program announced on Facebook on July 22.
The pilot program offers technical assistance for small to mid-sized nonprofits with budgets of less than $400,000.
Eligible nonprofits can receive benefits such as one-on-one consulting with experts, Maryland Nonprofits membership underwriting, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore tutorials for remote work scenarios, grant funding research, grant application review and virtual webinars and trainings on various topics including pandemic recovery.
“[The award] provides one full year of Maryland Nonprofits Membership (value $400) as well as one-on-one expert consultation and guidance from the Maryland Nonprofits to assist our organization with transitioning our operations and adapting to the pandemic circumstances,” said Anna Mullis, executive director of The Worcester County Arts Council.
Applications for the selection process are due the first of each month from June to October.
To be eligible, an organization must be registered as a local nonprofit before January 2018, must have a good standing with the state of Maryland, must have an annual budget less than $400,000, must be located in Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset counties and must be providing direct programs and services to local residents.
For more information, visit cfes.org/covid19.