Food Security Grant Program

According to a recent Consumer Reports survey, 19 percent of American grocery shoppers have used a food pantry, food bank, or community food distribution at some point since the pandemic began with about half of them saying they didn't use these food programs in the year leading up to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Food Security Grant Program will reimburse organizations that distributed food to communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic between $5,000 and $25,000 for qualifying past expenses. Eligible entities include food pantries, food banks, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and non-profit organizations.

Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Barriers/Partitions
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Food distribution space/pantry rental
  • Vehicle rental

DOWNLOAD: Food Security Grant Checklist

Apply on our Grant Application Portal now!
Please note:
New applicants will need to click the Apply button and Register before you can begin the application process.

Reviving Rockland Restaurants Grant Program

Restaurants have faced many difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic such as periods of closure, reduced capacity or declining revenues when customers were unable or unwilling to dine-in. These challenges had significant negative impacts on restaurant employment and the economy.

The Reviving Rockland Restaurants Grant Program will reimburse businesses between $5,000 and $25,000 for past expenses or fund future expenses for eligible outdoor dining COVID-19 mitigation equipment. Eligible entities include restaurants, food stands, food trucks, bars, saloons, lounges, taverns, bakeries, delis, cafes, breweries, wineries, and other similar places of business.

Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Tents
  • Heat Lamps or other electric heating equipment
  • Additional tables and chairs for outdoor dining
  • Market Umbrellas
  • Plexiglass Shields
  • Tarps
  • Patio Fencing

DOWNLOAD: Reviving Rockland Restaurants Grant Program Application Guide/Checklist

Apply on our Grant Application Portal now!
Please note:
New applicants will need to click the Apply button and Register before you can begin the application process.

Rockland Resilient Recreation Program

The County of Rockland has established the Rockland Resilient Recreation Grant Program, with ARPA funds, to reduce health inequities in the county by developing and enhancing public urban green spaces in communities that were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Up to approximately $5 million will be made available through the Rockland Resilient Recreation Grant Program, which will foster these equity-focused investments in impacted communities. Individual reimbursement grants, ranging from $5,000 up to $200,000, will be awarded to nonprofit organizations and local governments to carry out projects that develop or enhance quality public urban green spaces that will be available to all Rockland County residents. The success of these equity-focused investments has the potential to reduce social inequities, expand economic opportunities, build resilient communities, and improve health quality throughout the county.

DOWNLOAD: Rockland Resilient Recreation Grant Program Checklist

Nonprofit Applicants:
Apply on our Grant Application Portal now!

Local Government Applicants:
Apply on our Grant Application Portal now!

Please note:
New applicants will need to click the Apply button and Register before you can begin the application process.

Small Business Rescue Reimbursement

The County of Rockland has received ARPA Funds and has established the $2 million Small Businesses Rescue Reimbursement Grant Program to accelerate economic recovery by providing Rockland County small businesses with reimbursement funds for eligible expenses incurred during, and related to, the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual reimbursement grants, ranging from $5,000 - $50,000 will be awarded to select applicants who meet the eligibility requirements and will be awarded until the total funding amount is expended.

DOWNLOAD: Small Business Rescue Reimbursement Application Checklist
Apply on our Grant Application Portal now!

Please note: New applicants will need to click the Apply button and Register before you can begin the application process.