Update Response: Temporary Program Changes

Friday March 20, 2020

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 during this crisis. However, due to ongoing disruptions caused by the evolving health and economic crisis, the CVA Program has made several programmatic changes to protect our team’s health and safety, while also accommodating program participants who are impacted by the evolving health and economic crisis.  

Given the scope of disruption, we realize it might not be possible to redeem a grant within the normal 35-day timeline. As a result, we have extended the deadline to redeem a grant by an additional 90 days for any approved grant applications until April 30, 2020. In total, approved applicants will have 125 days to redeem their funds once the grant application has been approved.  For individuals that have already received a grant approval, an additional 90 days will be added to their time to redeem a grant. Current grantees will receive an email with this information.

To protect our team’s health and safety, we are moving to a fully remote team.  During this time, we anticipate some delays in processing applications and in responding to participant questions. By ensuring our team’s health and safety, we will be able to better serve you moving forward. Participant data and personal information will remain protected because we will continue using the same security features while working remotely. We apologize for any delays and appreciate your patience.  

We will continue monitoring the impacts of the evolving health and economic crisis and will consider additional changes beyond April 30, 2020 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.