CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Aug. 14, 2020) – CARES Act funding is available for qualified nonprofit organizations seeking to offset costs associated with providing COVID-19-related services or programs.

Charlotte County is requesting proposals for CARES Act funding for services and programs offered during the emergency declaration that were/are essential to residents in the county. This funding is not intended to replace lost donations or revenue due to closings, but to reimburse and fund extraordinary service and program delivery.

Nonprofit applicants must submit a letter of intent summarizing the program(s) and the approximate amount of funding the applicant is seeking. The LOI must be submitted by 5 p.m., Aug. 25. Complete applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., Sept. 5. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of members of the County Commission’s Community Action Agency Advisory Board, Charlotte Community Foundation and the United Way of Charlotte County. County administration will review the final proposal and will retain the right of final approval of agencies to be funded.

Applicants may submit an electronic copy of both the LOI and proposal in a PDF format by mail to:
Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners
c/o Carrie Walsh
Charlotte County Human Services
1050 Loveland Blvd.
Port Charlotte, FL 33980

Or email to:

For application criteria, visit and click Departments then Human Services or visit