BELVIDERE — The Boone County Community Foundation, through the use of its Disaster Fund, has established the Boone County COVID-19 Response Grant.

The intended purpose of the BCCRG is to respond to and support the needs of the people of Boone County during the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing grants to local nonprofits that are in and/or serving Boone County.

The BCCRG will be awarded to Boone County nonprofits that have experience and existing programs providing essential and direct services to the community. No grants will be awarded to individuals. This is a competitive grant application process with limited resources. Grantees will be selected and awards allocated by a grant committee.

The first round of grant applications will be accepted no later than May 15. If funding allows, subsequent deadlines will be the 15th of each month with funding allocations released by the 30th of each month. Eligible applicants may apply during each new grant cycle.

For applications: 815-544-7231;