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PLEASE READ: Executive Order 2020-63 (PDF) urges counties and municipalities to enact ordinances requiring individuals to wear face coverings in public settings. Make sure to check which counties and municipalities have enacted face mask ordinances when considering guidelines for businesses, gatherings and other events. View local face mask ordinances.

Information on the Nonprofit Relief Grant Program

Statistical Data for Nonprofit Business Relief Grant Applicants

The available statistical data for Nonprofit Relief Grant applicants include:

  • County level data
  • Other financial assistance received data

View the available statistical data for Nonprofit Relief Grant applicants.

Evaluation Panel Meeting Minutes

Below are the approved meeting minutes for SC CARES Nonprofit Entity Reimbursement Grant Program Evaluation Panel:

Application Resources (Grant program is closed; recipients have been notified.)

The Nonprofit Relief Grant Program provided grants to nonprofit organizations to reimburse qualifying expenditures for providing services or revenue loss due to COVID-19.

Grant Awards: Range from $2,500 to $50,000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service
  • Registered as a public charity with the South Carolina Secretary of State
  • Physically located and providing services in South Carolina
  • In operation from September 13, 2019, to present
  • Can demonstrate a financial or operational impact due to COVID-19

Application Window: October 19, 2020 – November 1, 2020

Application: Click here for the application.

Application Process Tools:

Application Assistance:

  • SC CARES Call Center: A knowledgeable and friendly staff is available to guide people through the process. Applicants can call 803-670-5170 between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applicants can also email questions to The SC CARES Call Center will be open this Saturday (10/31) and Sunday (11/1), from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Applicants can also reach out to collaborating organizations who can help with filling out the application. View the Relief Grant Programs Assistance Contacts

Applicant Agreement:



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