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2020 NC Pandemic Reimbursement Funding

We are excited to announce reimbursement funding for COVID-related food relief. Livingstone College will disburse these funds, which are made available through the NC Pandemic Recovery Office, and in partnership with the NC Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and The Conservation Fund’s Resourceful Communities program. 

Please read the following requirements carefully.

Livingstone College is providing reimbursements for COVID-related food relief activities between March 1, 2020 and November 12, 2020 ranging from $2,500 to $40,000.

  • NC-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, churches, municipalities, local agencies, and tribal entities.
  • Preference will be given to organizations led by and serving communities of color and/or low-income communities.
  • If your organization is not a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, you can still apply for funds in partnership with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor. Churches are not required to engage a fiscal sponsor but must meet 501(c)(3) nonprofit requirements set by the Internal Revenue Service (click here to open the Tax Guide for Churches & Religious Organizations).
  • Applicants must be located in and serving rural.

  • Organizations in the following counties cannot apply: Buncombe, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg, New Hanover, Orange, and Wake.
  • Statewide and regional agencies cannot apply.

REIMBURSEMENT for COVID-19 related food relief expenses incurred between March 1, 2020 and November 12, 2020:

Reimbursement Amount: $2,500-$40,000

  • Eligible organizations must submit receipts/documentation, including proof of payment, for eligible expenses between March 1, 2020 through November 12, 2020.
    • PLEASE NOTE: Documentation that demonstrates proof of payment might include receipts, pay stub, or bank statement (not just timesheets) for staff time, invoice plus canceled check, etc.
  • Expenses eligible for reimbursement include food purchases, distribution expenses (boxes, transportation costs for delivery, staff time), cold storage for COVID-related food relief, etc. 
    • PLEASE NOTE: Construction and capital improvements are not eligible for reimbursement. Expenses paid for from Federal funding sources such as PPP or CARES ACT funding are not eligible for reimbursement.
  • Applications are due December 2, 2020by 11:59pm EST via the online application. Click here to complete the application.

Please note: Applicants must submit documented expenses, an IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter (if applicable) and W-9 form with the online application. All documentation must be submitted with the application for reimbursement or will be deemed ineligible. Groups recommended for funding will be required to sign an agreement with Livingstone College by noon on December 16, 2020 or will not receive funding.


If you have additional questions, email or contact anyone on our team: