Pandemic Response: Temporary Program Changes 4

Monday February 22, 2021

The CVA Program team would like to send our best wishes to everyone impacted by the evolving health and economic crisis. The CVA Program is open and will continue accepting applications until further notice. Due to the pandemic, participants should expect significantly longer wait times. We are working hard to minimize our application processing time, but currently, participants can expect to wait three months or more to hear back about their eligibility. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Due to ongoing disruptions caused by the pandemic, the CVA Program has made the following programmatic changes to protect our team’s health and safety, while also accommodating program participants who are impacted.


  • We realize it might not be possible to redeem a grant within the normal 35-day timeline due to the pandemic so we have extended the deadline by an additional 25 days for any approved grant applications. In total, approved applicants will have 60 calendar days to redeem their funds once the grant application has been approved. To learn more, please visit the FAQ Page.


  • Due to disruptions in IRS services for our automated income verification process, we are not able to use that service. Instead, CVA Program staff collect and process income documentation directly from applicants. Please submit your most recent 1040 form in the Income Verification section of the application. To view a complete list of income verification documents accepted, click here.


We will continue monitoring the impacts of the evolving health and economic crisis and will consider additional changes if needed.  Please continue visiting our website to access the most up-to-date information. Again, the CVA Program team is with you, your family, and our community during this difficult time.