Eligibility: The current grant is intended for self-identified Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) residents 18 years and older in the Charlotte metropolitan area* who are referred by our partner agencies and/or are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and who need financial assistance with groceries, medical, and/or transportation costs. Eligible individuals may apply once during this grant period, and all submissions will be considered based on eligibility, need, an objective selection process, and availability of funds.
* The official Charlotte metropolitan area includes the Charlotte–Concord–Gastonia Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which includes Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, and Union counties in North Carolina; Chester, Lancaster and York counties in South Carolina.
Applicants should also work directly with State Employment offices for Unemployment; Utility or telecommunication companies for assistance/payment deferrals for each of those specific services; Financial institutions for mortgages, credit cards, loans, etc.; Landlords for rentals.
Deadlines: Additional 2021 Application Deadline Dates are as follows:
Original 2020 Dates - April 30th, May 15th & 31st, June 15th & 30th, July 15th and 31st; and original 2021 Dates - January 2nd, 16th, & 30th; February 13th & 27th; March 13th & 27th; April 17th; May 1st & 15th (complete)