CARES Act funding for Dunwoody

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020. It's designed to provide economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserve jobs.

The City of Dunwoody's distribution is based on an agreement with DeKalb County that carves out part of the overall county funding for countywide efforts, but leaves $32.6 million to the cities distributed on a per capita basis. Dunwoody’s allotment would be $5,597,957. 

Ready for Winter – Al Fresco Grant Program

The City of Dunwoody is offering a matching grant program to help businesses and restaurants purchase items needed to extend their outdoor services or dining season during the coronavirus crisis and cooling temperatures.  This grant program will benefit businesses, restaurants, and other venues located within the City of Dunwoody through the matching of qualifying expenses related to winter COVID-19 preparedness.  For details and an application for this grant, click here.

CARES Not-for-Profit Funding

On October 26, 2020, the Dunwoody City Council unanimously approved $400,000 in CARES Act funding for the city’s Vulnerable Population Program, which provides grants to local not-for-profit organizations serving people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following organizations were awarded grants of $50,000 each to reimburse eligible expenses for individuals in the Dunwoody area who lost jobs, income, or were affected in other ways by the pandemic:

  • Community Assistance Center: rent reimbursement for Dunwoody residents
  • Corners Outreach: educational efforts, rent relief and food
  • Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb: expenses for families for hotel rooms, childcare services and enhanced cleaning
  • I Care Atlanta: food purchases, vehicle expenses for food donation pickups and deliveries
  • Jewish Family & Career Services: mental health services and food pantry expansion
  • Malachi’s Storehouse: food, increased freezer capacity and utility costs
  • The Summit Counseling Center: client assistance funds
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul: rent/utility reimbursement for Dunwoody residents