Columbus, Bartholomew County offering program to aid struggling non-profits

Not-for-profit groups whose revenues took a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic could qualify for a new grant program from Bartholomew County and the city of Columbus.

According to the local governments, the American Rescue Plan provided funds that can be used to aid not-for-profits that meet certain U.S. Department of Treasury uses and guidelines.

Applicants must be headquartered within Bartholomew County and be a 501(c)3 agency in good standing. They must have been in operation for at least the last five years and annual operating expenses must be less than $2 million. The group must provide direct services. And you must demonstrate a detrimental impact as a result of the pandemic.

The deadline to apply, including the application forms and supporting documentation, is Sept. 30th. You can get more information at or