Nonprofit organizations in the city of Concord are being encouraged to apply for newly available grants to help the city recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release from the city’s spokesperson.

The $7 million program will award grants to tax-exempt nonprofits in amounts between $50,000 and $2 million, according to the release from Jennifer Ortega, Concord’s community relations manager.

The funding for the grant program comes from a total of $27 million provided to the city by the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

Applications opened Sept. 30 and will close on Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. Awards are expected to be announced in December.

The remaining funds from the city’s rescue act allotment are to be used for $7 million in city projects, special events and public safety, as well as $2 million to support unhoused residents, and $2 million for small businesses. Grants for small businesses will open in November.

More information and applications can be found at the city’s website.