COVID-19 Related Funding

Grant Opportunities Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Here you'll find the latest coronavirus grant funding opportunities for nonprofits, small businesses, journalists, and artists, updated each business day and listed by deadline date.

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Application Deadline:
August 1, 2021
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Massachusetts

The Amelia Peabody  Charitable Fund is focusing its current round of funding on proposals that concentrate on a range of capital requests to address COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
Applications open on August 1, 2021.
Target Population:
Children/Youth
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Canada

The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund is a $1 million fund dedicated to helping young Canadians return to hockey during and after COVID-19. The Fund will provide up to $500 per player in registration fee subsidies to approved applicants who are registered with a Hockey Canada-sanctioned association. Applicants should currently receive the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and/or Canadian Child Benefit (CCB).

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 1, 2021
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Canada

The Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund aims to respond to the significant impact COVID-19 has had on community sports and recreation. The Fund assists organizations with the costs of running sport and recreational programming as well as operational and administrative costs.

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Application Deadline:
August 1, 2021
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: Latin America

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has issued a call for proposals to ensure that preventive public health measures for COVID-19 can be implemented for the entire population, without any exclusion. Proposals may be submitted by academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, legalized community or civil society organizations, ministries of health, health services or primary health care services, as well as local governments (municipalities, cantons) and other government sectors in the region.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 1, 2021
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: Nebraska

Geographic Focus: Omaha
The Populus Fund supports artists in need of critical financial support who have experienced financial impact due to COVID-19. The Fund’s 2021 grants will be designated as unrestricted emergency funds to support vital needs such as medical bills, rent, debts, and food. The Union will prioritize BIPOC applicants during this round of funding. The Fund will award seventy-five $1,000 grants using a weighted lottery system for a total of $75,000 awarded to artists by the end of 2021. Artists must also live within 80 miles of The Union in Omaha.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 2, 2021
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: Texas

Geographic Focus: Austin
The Austin Arts & Culture Non-Profit Relief Grant provides one-time unrestricted $20,000 grants to local arts and culture nonprofit organizations facing hardships due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 2, 2021
Target Population:
Children/Youth
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness
Geographic Scope: Illinois

Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation and Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation seek to support innovative community-based strategies designed to increase children’s utilization of quality, comprehensive oral health services in Illinois communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and poverty.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 6, 2021
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: Global

The Alliance for Advancing Health Online’s Vaccine Confidence Fund is focused on supporting research on ways to more effectively increase vaccination confidence, particularly among historically marginalized or excluded communities globally. The Fund has issued a call for proposals aimed at harnessing social media to increase vaccination confidence and uptake.

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Application Deadline:
August 6 and September 3, 2021
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: Pennsylvania

Geographic Focus: Southwestern Pennsylvania, including the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and rural areas
The Arts I Equity I Reimagined Fund seeks to respond to the unprecedented and ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Pittsburgh region's arts and cultural sector. The Capacity Building Assistance program is designed to quickly respond to requests to gain the skills or concrete strategies needed to address COVID-19 related challenges.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 6, 2021
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: New Hampshire

SHARP Grants  support New Hampshire-based humanities organizations, cultural institutions, and other eligible nonprofits. The program provides operational or programmatic support to help organizations recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may request up to $20,000.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 6, 2021
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Media/Communications
Geographic Scope: Global

The Vaccine Confidence Fund, an initiative of the Alliance for Advancing Health Online, is focused on supporting research on ways to more effectively increase vaccination confidence, particularly among historically marginalized or excluded communities globally. The Fund seeks proposals that address the research question of how social media can best be utilized to better understand and increase vaccination confidence and uptake. The Fund is interested in pursuing new and transformative approaches to addressing the immediate challenges of increasing vaccination confidence and uptake for COVID-19 as well as routine immunizations. Research that takes place in any country is eligible, with the goal of ensuring diversity of research globally in both high-income and low-income countries.

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Application Deadline:
Proposals will be received on an ongoing basis, the first deadline being August 7, 2021.
Area of Interest:
Civic Affairs, Media/Communications, Education
Geographic Scope: Ukraine

The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, a program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, is launching a new call for proposals, "COVID-19: Civil Society Resilience and Sustainability – Ukraine," which aims to strengthen the capacity of Ukrainian civil society organizations and independent media in countering the negative impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on society. The project aims to support civil society, independent activists, and independent media to continue their work throughout and after the coronavirus pandemic. Support will be provided for proposals that fall under one of the following thematic areas: civil society-led mobilization of social support, advancing independent media, exchange and cooperation grants, and government oversight.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 10, 2021
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: New York

Geographic Focus: New York City
City Artist Corps Grants are intended to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The program will distribute one-time $5,000 grants to over 3,000 artists to help sustain their practice and engage the public across New York City’s five boroughs this summer beginning July. Artists working in any discipline are eligible to apply. 

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Application Deadline:
August 11, 2021
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues, Community & Economic Development, Education, Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: Alaska

Geographic Focus: Soldotna and the surrounding area
The Soldotna Coronavirus Nonprofit Response Fund will provide funding to nonprofit organizations that provide essential services to residents of Soldotna and the surrounding area, including organizations that have expanded existing services to meet increased demand during the pandemic and organizations that have added new services to address essential community needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program prioritizes organizations that are addressing the following key issues: food security, childcare and youth services, mental health support, housing and homelessness prevention, transportation, and COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 12, 2021
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: USA

The American Rescue Plan Grants to Organizations #1 program will award one-time grants to eligible organizations including, but not limited to, nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, units of state or local government, federally recognized tribal communities or tribes, and a wide range of other organizations that can help advance the goals of this program. Grants will be made to eligible organizations to support their own operations. Applicants may request a fixed grant amount for: $50,000, $100,000, or $150,000.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 12, 2021
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: USA

The American Rescue Plan Grants to Organizations #2 program will award one-time grants to eligible organizations including, but not limited to, nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, units of state or local government, federally recognized tribal communities or tribes, and a wide range of other organizations that can help advance the goals of this program. Grants will be made to eligible organizations to support their own operations. Applicants may request a fixed grant amount for: $50,000, $100,000, or $150,000.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 16, 2021
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues, Health/Wellness
Geographic Scope: Michigan

Geographic Focus: Southeast Michigan, including Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Saint Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is currently awarding grants to address nonprofit organizations’ unique needs due to COVID-19 related challenges. Applications can address plans to recover and restore organizational capacity and programs in innovative ways. Priority is given to organizations serving individuals, families, and communities in crises.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 17, 2021
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: USA

The Promoting Vaccine Confidence in Local Communities through Partnership with Regional Health Offices program seeks to expand traditional immunization partnerships to plan, implement, and evaluate evidence-based practices and develop novel approaches to increase confidence in vaccines in local communities, particularly partnerships with minority-serving or other advocacy organizations that work with populations with low vaccination rates. Examples of target populations include African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, residents in rural communities, medical assistants, some immigrant and refugee communities, and young adults [when compared to older adults] and teens and adolescents [when compared to younger children].

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 17, 2021
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: USA

The SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use program will support research grants to address urgent, time-sensitive research questions on the relationships between alcohol consumption and COVID-19 related outcomes and consequences. The principal area of focus is research that can improve public health in the near term by informing responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in view of 1) the impact of alcohol misuse on incidence and severity of COVID-19 disease or 2) the effect of the COVID-19 disease and pandemic-induced restrictions on alcohol use and alcohol use disorder (AUD).

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 26, 2021
Area of Interest:
Education
Geographic Scope: USA, Canada

The focus of the 2021 TD Ready Challenge is on supporting innovative solutions to address the predicted learning loss in math and reading for disproportionately impacted students in grades K-12 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonprofits and community organizations can apply for a grant ranging from $325,000 up to $1 million for initiatives that address this year's problem .statement.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 27, 2021
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: Oregon

COVID-19 Emergency SHARP Grants will be awarded for: 1.) general operating support for humanities-focused organizations; and 2.) humanities program support to institutions that have been financially impacted by COVID-19.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 27 and October 29, 2021
Target Population:
Children/Youth
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues, Health/Wellness, Education, Arts, Culture, & Humanities, Environment & Animals
Geographic Scope: South Carolina

Geographic Focus: the greater Spartanburg County area
The COVID-19 Grant Opportunity is focused on support for nonprofit organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19, including but not limited to: human service organizations (i.e. meeting basic needs, family support, mental health services, etc.), senior service organizations, youth outreach and engagement organizations, educational organizations, arts and culture organizations, and environmental and animal welfare organizations.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 30, September 30, October 30, and November 30, 2021
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Canada

The Return to Sport Matching Grant donates $25,000 in matching grants to teams ready to make a comeback. When teams raise $100 on FlipGive, Home Hardware will provide a $100 Return to Sport Matching Grant. Applicants must belong to a Canadian FlipGive team and earn a minimum of $100 on FlipGive between July 12, 2021 and November 30, 2021.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
August 31, 2021
Geographic Scope: Europe

Geographic Focus: national projects in the U.K. and pan-European level projects
The Power and Accountability program aims to support people to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful institutions are responsive and accountable to wider society and aligned with the long-term public interest. Support is provided in the following focus areas: 1.) strengthening corporate accountability; 2.) strengthening democratic accountability; 3.) encouraging responsible media; and, 4.) responding to the dual harms of COVID-19 and systemic racism. Support is provided for national work in the U.K., or elsewhere in Europe for work at a pan-European level.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
September 1, 2021
Target Population:
Black/African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans/First Nations/Indigenous Groups
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: USA

The COVID-19 Innovation Awards seek to identify solution-focused mechanisms aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 infection and decreasing cardiovascular and other health risks due to COVID-19. Applications are accepted from individuals or organizations that satisfy one or more of the following: 1.) development of targeted interventions or approaches aimed at addressing issues such as vaccine uptake and long-hauler syndrome especially in Black, Hispanic/LatinX , or Native communities; 2.) implementation of sustainable mechanisms to prevent infection spread; 3.) leverage partnerships with community-facing entities or organizations; and 4.) proposals that incorporate access to quality healthcare.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
September 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: Manitoba

The Foundation for Choral Music in Manitoba recognizes that the choral community has been deeply affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Pandemic Support Grant is designed specifically to offer support related to these issues. Grants of up to $2,000 are provided.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
September 1, 2021
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: New York

Organizational and Individual Artist Recovery grants support individual artists as well as New York state nonprofit organizations with an arts program. The program encourages new applicants across a wide spectrum of artistic and cultural practices. Priority will be given to applicants that serve historically underrepresented communities.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
September 07, 2021
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: USA

The Research to Advance Vaccine Safety program will support research that will contribute to the overall understanding of vaccine safety.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
September 14, 2021
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: Vermont

The COVID-19 Cultural Recovery Grant Program provides rapid-response funding to arts and humanities organizations facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
September 15, 2021
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: USA

The FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund provides $2,000 one-time relief grants to offset unplanned losses incurred by artists who were anticipating income from ticket sales, artist fees, or other earnings related to a scheduled performance or exhibition unexpectedly canceled or indefinitely postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The focus is on support on artists making work of a contemporary, experimental nature. Applicants must be individual artists, or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group.

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Application Deadline:
Letters of Interest: September 17 and December 31, 2021 and March 25, 2022
Full applications: October 8, 2021 and January 21 and April 13, 2022
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: USA

To support communities across the nation who are confronting COVID-19, the RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) is soliciting applications for two kinds of awards. The RADx-UP CDCC Community Collaboration Mini-Grant Program is open to community serving organizations, faith-based organizations, and tribal nations and organizations to help advance capacity, training, support, and community experience with COVID-19 testing initiatives. The RADx-UP CDCC Rapid Research Pilot Program is open to universities and nonprofits both within and outside of the RADx-UP network and will support the implementation of novel or emerging testing technologies in communities.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
September 18, 2021
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues, Sciences/Social Sciences
Geographic Scope: Global

The Food Coalition Call for Proposals aims to mobilize political commitment as well as technical and financial support for countries affected by COVID-19 pandemic. Through this call, FAO is inviting the Members to join their efforts and build coalitions across countries and with non-State actors, who have mutual interest in addressing concrete challenges on the ground, around selected priority areas of work. Priority areas consist of: Global Humanitarian Response Plan, Economic Inclusion and Social Protection to Reduce Poverty, Reduction of Food Loss and Waste, and Food Systems Transformation.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
September 20 and December 20, 2021
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: California

Geographic Focus: Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties
The Zellerbach Family Foundation’s Community Arts COVID Response Grants program provides support to organizations suffering revenue loss due to the closure of venues and cancellation of events. Response grants will be for organizational stability/general operating support and will be awarded for $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
September 28, 2021
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Washington, DC

Geographic Focus: Montgomery County
Food for Montgomery is a public-private initiative created to address the alarming spike in food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This RFP is for nonprofit partners committed to building a more resilient, efficient, nimble, and equitable food security system across Montgomery County. The focus is on helping partners pivot, collaborate, or innovate their food security work.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
September 30, 2021
Target Population:
Children/Youth
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities, Education, Community & Economic Development, Environment & Animals, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Manitoba

Geographic Focus: Winnipeg

The One-Time Community Grants program provides short-term grants (under $100,000) that support a wide range of projects in the Winnipeg community, including those relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding priorities include children, youth, and families; literacy, education, and employment; health, wellness, and recreation; environment and animal welfare; and arts, culture, and heritage.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
Letters of intent: October 8, 2021
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: New Jersey

COVID-19 Response Grants will provide programmatic support to nonprofits and government entities that provide (or wish to provide) public humanities programs. Awards ranging from $2,000 to $20,000 support ongoing hardship as well as recovery efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
October 13, 2021
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues, Community & Economic Development, Health/Wellness
Geographic Scope: New York

Geographic Focus: Tompkins County
Resilient Communities grants provide flexible operating support to organizations meeting community needs, some longstanding, some new, or revealed in the aftermath of the pandemic.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
October 19, 2021
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: USA

The American Rescue Plan Build Back Better Regional Challenge aims to assist communities and regions impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This is designed as a two-phase competition to: 1.) help regions develop transformational economic development strategies; and 2.) fund the implementation of those strategies that will create and grow regional growth clusters. In Phase 1, the Economic Development Administration (EDA) will provide technical assistance grants to approximately 50 to 60 coalitions (through a lead institution). In Phase 2, the EDA will award each of the 20 to 30 finalist coalitions $25 to $75 million (and potentially up to $100 million) to fund the collection of projects they identified. The projects will be funded through grants to coalition members.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
October 31, 2021
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: USA

The American Rescue Plan Act Statewide Planning, Research, and Networks funding opportunity seeks to build regional economies for the future through two primary avenues: a) statewide planning; and, b.) research and networks.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
November 30, 2021 and March 31, 2022
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: Illinois

Geographic Focus: The the Chicago metropolitan region
The Arts Work Fund's Think • Explore • Share grants will enable arts and culture organizations to develop and test possible solutions to challenges posed by COVID-19, or challenges that hampered nonprofits before the pandemic (e.g., lack of access to resources for artists of color and artists with disabilities, declining ticket sales, etc.). Challenges can relate to management, production, technology, fiscal planning, or artistic mission. Multiple organizations can apply to collaborate on a shared challenge.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
December 31, 2021
Area of Interest:
Sciences/Social Sciences, Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: Global

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI) is a two-year, $20M commitment to accelerate research and innovation to advance the collective understanding and detection of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in order to mitigate current and future outbreaks. AWS is offering AWS Promotional Credits and technical expertise to support the use of AWS services for projects by selected institutions and companies in four program areas: early disease detection, diagnostics, prognosis, and public health genomics.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
December 31, 2021
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Canada

Through the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) Guarantee program, businesses heavily impacted by COVID-19 can access guaranteed, low-interest loans of $25,000 to $1 million to cover operational cash flow needs.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
Applications are reviewed monthly. Submissions for funds for each month will close on the 14th of that month.
Area of Interest:
Media/Communications
Geographic Scope: USA

The Documentarian Emergency Relief Fund was established to give up to $1,000 each month for a period of 10 months to documentary producers and directors facing “dire financial emergencies” during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
Applications will be accepted and approved on a rolling basis through December 31, 2021
Geographic Scope: Indiana

Geographic Focus: Bartholomew County
The COVID-19 Grant Program provides grants of up to $10,000 to assist with organizational needs. Support is provided for organizational consulting, training for adaptive services, and adaptive technology and facility needs.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
December 31, 2021
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness
Geographic Scope: USA

The Brave of Heart Fund was established to provide grants to eligible family members of frontline healthcare workers and healthcare volunteers who lose their lives because of COVID-19. The grants will provide basic and continuing financial support for common needs, such as funeral costs, medical care, counseling, food, educational expenses of children and other dependents currently in school, mortgage or rent payments, and immediate living expenses, as these family members manage the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and begin to move forward.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
December 31, 2021
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Global, United Kingdom

Through the COVID-19 Response Fund, the Volant Trust accepts applications from charities in the U.K. and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE will also be considered.

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Application Deadline:
January 26, 2022
Target Population:
People with Disabilities, Children/Youth, Veterans/Military Affairs
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: USA

The American Rescue Plan Act Good Jobs Challenge funding opportunity is designed to help get Americans back to work by developing and strengthening regional systems to develop and execute sectoral partnerships that will lead to well-paying jobs. The goal of regional workforce training systems is to create and implement effective employer-driven training programs that will connect the existing and emerging skills needs of employers with workers and will help workers find and keep quality jobs and advance along their chosen career path.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
Requests are reviewed bi-monthly through May 1, 2021.
Target Population:
Children/Youth, Low-Income
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Maryland

Geographic Focus: Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties
The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund supports evolving community needs as the crisis affects individuals and families, particularly vulnerable populations in the community, such as the elderly, out of school or under-served youth, and low-income and homeless individuals.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
September 30, 2022
Target Population:
Native Americans/First Nations/Indigenous Groups
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: USA

The American Rescue Plan Indigenous Communities funding opportunity is designed to support indigenous communities as they respond to, and recover from, the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term recovery and resilience to future economic disasters.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
None
Target Population:
Children/Youth
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Canada

#RisingYouth supports young people who are inspired with ideas and ready to take action through youth-led community service grants. Grants are awarded in the amounts of $250 for simple ideas like community events or gatherings; $750 for bigger ideas such as building a community garden, or distributing care packages; and $1,500 for projects that involve a larger group of people to drive impact. #RisingYouth is currently prioritizing grant applications that respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Application Deadline:
None
Geographic Scope: British Columbia

Geographic Focus: Abbotsford
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Responsive Neighborhood Small Grants program has shifted to help fund small-scale projects that reduce social isolation. Supported projects should tackle and address social isolation, build community strength and resilience, and foster community creativity and well-being. Grants will range from $50 to $1,000.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues, Environment & Animals, Education
Geographic Scope: Global

Action Against Corona, an initiative of the Norrsken Foundation and Dagens Industri, supports organizations and individuals that can help fight coronavirus or mitigate its effects on people and society. Action Against Corona is a platform that connects initiatives with grants or investments.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
None
Target Population:
Children/Youth
Area of Interest:
Education, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: British Columbia

The COVID-19 Emergency Fund assists new programs in British Columbia to ensure students continue to receive food during the COVID-19 crisis school closures.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
None
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: Canada

The AFC provides short-term emergency financial assistance to Canadian entertainment industry professionals working in all aspects of TV, film, music, theater, and dance. The AFC is currently focusing on making sure that people stay stable and basic needs are met for the next two to three weeks. Basic needs include rent or mortgage payments, food, utilities, phone bill, car payments, car and home insurance, or medical expenses. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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Application Deadline:
none
Target Population:
Low-Income
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Alabama

The Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund’s Coronavirus Relief Program awards up to $500 to nonprofits and faith-based organizations working to address health and human service needs in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) relief efforts or to provide general health and human service support to low-income citizens.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Alabama

The ABC Trust Community Grant program awards up to $500 to nonprofits and faith-based organizations working to address health and human service needs in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) relief efforts or to provide general health and human service support to low-income citizens.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Target Population:
Black/African Americans
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Health/Wellness
Geographic Scope: USA

Another Round Another Rally supports hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Support is provided through the following programs: The Nolet Family USA Relief Program offers relief in the form of eVouchers to nationwide retailers to help supplement groceries and other much needed essentials for those currently out of work that were employed by a bar or restaurant with a full liquor license. Radical Xchange Charitable Gifts for Black Mental Health Relief provide mental health relief to Black hospitality workers in need.

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Application Deadline:
none
Target Population:
Native Americans/First Nations/Indigenous Groups
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities
Geographic Scope: USA

Arts Administrators of Color has created the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, which supports BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists and arts administrators impacted by COVID-19 through $200 microgrants. 

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Canada

The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund supports front of house and back of house hospitality professionals across Canada, to a maximum of $500 per month.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Canada

BarterPay is a social enterprise that helps businesses and charities across Canada acquire the products and services they need without using cash. BarterPay has launched a special barter grant program that will distribute $37.5 million in value to travel, tourism and hospitality businesses across Canada to help them recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will help Canadian travel businesses convert their unsold time, space, services and idle inventory, their 'spare capacity,' into Barter Credits™ at retail value.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
None
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Alberta

Geographic Focus: Battle River area
The Battle River Community Foundation's COVID-19 Response Grants and Fund are intended to respond to challenges faced by local organizations, support the recovery of those organizations, and assist in maintaining the well-being of citizens and communities. The Foundation serves an area that stretches from Camrose west to Gwynne, south to Bashaw and Alliance, east to Hughenden and north to Highway 14 in Alberta.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities, Media/Communications, Sciences/Social Sciences
Geographic Scope: Canada, USA

Behind the Scenes Grants are available to anyone working in the entertainment technology industry who has been hospitalized with Covid-19 and is in financial need. Applicants should be directly involved with production behind the scenes in any type of performance venue, behind the camera, or on the road.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Target Population:
Seniors/Aging
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Michigan

Geographic Focus: Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties
The Emergency Response and Recovery Grant focuses on programs providing emergency relief, such as food pantries, child and baby needs, needs for shelters, and help for homebound seniors.

Date Added:
Application Deadline:
none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Global

The Biogen Foundation has committed $10 million to aid in COVID-19 relief efforts around the world. At this time, the Biogen Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts are focused on the following categories: expanding and ensuring access to testing, easing the burden on healthcare systems and healthcare workers, and providing food and necessities for the most vulnerable populations.

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none
Geographic Scope: Alabama

Geographic Focus: Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, and Wilcox counties
The 
Black Belt Community Foundation's COVID-19 Access Program is intended to assist city and county leaders in accessing allocations of CARES Act money made available to them through the State of Alabama.

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none
Target Population:
LGBTQ, Black/African Americans, Native Americans/First Nations/Indigenous Groups, Hispanics, Asian/Pacific Islanders
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: USA

The Fund for Trans Generations’ COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is accepting requests for COVID-19 specific funding to help meet the pressing needs of trans communities of color. Grants of between $2,000 and $10,000 are provided to help with mutual aid and care support networks; healing and virtual wellness spaces; online/virtual programming needs; living stipends for members and/or staff; survival needs, i.e., food, rent support, shelter, utilities; and organizing and advocacy.

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Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Alberta

Geographic Focus: Bow Valley region
The Bow Valley Emergency Fund, a collaborative effort of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation, the Canmore Rotary Charitable Foundation, and the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation, provides support to organizations providing direct response and support to those affected by COVID-19 in the Bow Valley area, particularly those who are most vulnerable and those who may be facing social isolation. Key priorities are programs or projects that focus on keeping Bow Valley residents fed, sheltered, safe, and connected.

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none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues, Civic Affairs
Geographic Scope: British Columbia

Geographic Focus: Bowen Island
The Bowen Island Community Foundation's Resiliency Fund is the Foundation's emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects should provide impact in the following areas: the systemic availability of food, hygiene, or other basic needs (excluding housing and income benefits); providing relevant information to promote resiliency and mitigate fear and confusion; and mobilizing citizens to assist their vulnerable neighbors with the challenges they are facing from isolation.

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None
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Michigan

Geographic Focus: Branch County and Colon
The Emergency Relief Grant provides support for needs such as housing assistance for homeless, food insecurities, rental and utility assistance, gas cards, hygiene products, minutes for phone plans (especially for people with mental health needs working with telehealth or telephonic care), and operating funds for nonprofit organizations.

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none
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Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Wisconsin

Geographic Focus: Brown County
The Emergency Response Fund provides support to nonprofit organizations to respond to impacts of the COVID-19 virus, local flooding occurring during 2020, and other public, local crises that may arise as situations evolve.

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none
Target Population:
Native Americans/First Nations/Indigenous Groups
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities, Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

The Bush Foundation has adapted its Community Innovation grant program to be responsive to needs and opportunities related to COVID-19. Applications related to COVID-19 are given expedited consideration. This includes immediate response efforts and longer-term rebuilding efforts. Grants must be used for projects located in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.

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None
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: California

The California Rebuilding Fund is a loan program to support California’s small businesses—especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state. Businesses who employed 50 or less full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) and had gross revenues of less than $2.5 million or below in 2019 are eligible to apply.

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none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: British Columbia

Geographic Focus: The area of School District 72, which includes Sayward, Quadra and Cortes Islands, the City of Campbell River and all regional areas within School District 72
The Campbell River Community Foundation's COVID-19 Relief Fund provides support to registered charities for community initiatives that combat the effects of COVID-19 in the greater Campbell River Community.

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none
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Small Business/Entrepreneurship
Geographic Scope: Canada

The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund was established to help small businesses offset the cost of expenses to open safely or adopt digital technologies to move more of their business online.

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none
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues, Health/Wellness, Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Massachusetts

Geographic Focus: Cape Cod and neighboring islands
The Cape Cod and Island Major Crisis Relief Fund
provides humanitarian aid to local individuals and families for disaster response. Services include financial aid for food, housing, transportation, and medical/mental healthcare.

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none
Area of Interest:
Education
Geographic Scope: Massachusetts

Through the Massachusetts Ready Fund, Catalyst:Ed is connecting school and system leaders in Massachusetts with customized, hands-on, and expert support as they plan and prepare to meet the needs of their students, families, and staff over summer and fall. 

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none
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues, Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: Minnesota

Geographic Focus: Central Minnesota
The Central Minnesota Community Foundation offers a range of funds to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the Foundation's website for current opportunities.

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None
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Montana

Geographic Focus: Fergus, Garfield, Judith Basin, Petroleum, and Wheatland counties
The Central Montana Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund supports nonprofit organizations working on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic. Grants will be available until the Relief Fund is depleted.

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none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Ontario

Geographic Focus: Centre Wellington
Centre Wellington Community Foundation's COVID-19 Community Response Fund provides rapid response funding of up to $1,500 to front-line organizations in Centre Wellington, ON, cooperating to ensure the most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy.

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varies by call for proposals
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases
Geographic Scope: Global

CEPI issues calls for proposals and requests for information inviting applicants to submit proposals for projects to develop vaccine candidates and support clinical trials involving vaccine candidates. Recent calls have focused on COVID-19.

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none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Michigan

Geographic Focus: Charlevoix County
The Urgent Needs Funds offers ongoing support for nonprofit organizations dealing with unexpected consequences of  the COVID-19 crisis. The Fund seeks to help Charlevoix County residents access food, shelter, rent, utilities, safety, healthcare, mental health services, and other basic and urgent needs.

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None
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues, Health/Wellness, Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: New York

Geographic Focus: Chautauqua County
The Chautauqua County Crisis Response Fund: COVID-19 supports nonprofit organizations that address immediate basic human needs, mental health services, and the economic impact on individuals from reduced or lost work due to the outbreak. Priority will be given to requests that indicate high levels of collaboration.

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none
Area of Interest:
Civic Affairs, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: England

Geographic Focus: Cheshire East, Cheshire West, Chester, and Warrington
COVID-19 Response grants provide vital support to charities helping vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Priority areas include increasing capacity for organizations providing emergency support, such as food banks or benefits advice, and to provide funding to help charities which coordinate community response and to support volunteers.

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Area of Interest:
Civic Affairs, Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases: General, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: USA

CJI’s SOS Rapid Response Fund has always provided flexible and immediate funding to organizations responding to changing political landscapes and working to build collective power at critical junctures. Grants of $2,500 to $5,000 currently support organizing that responds to opportunities or dangers affecting the health, safety, or human rights of incarcerated and directly impacted people based on Covid-19 policies or practices.

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None
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: California

Geographic Focus: Laguna Beach
The Arts Related Small Business & Nonprofit Grant Relief Program will support qualifying 5th District arts-related small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Grant awards range from $5,000 to $20,00 for nonprofits based on organizational revenue and $5,000 to $12,000 for small businesses based on the number of full-time equivalent employees.

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None
Area of Interest:
Community & Economic Development, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: North Carolina

Geographic Focus: Clemmons and Lewisville
The COVID-19 Response Grants of up to $2,500 will provide funding for agencies who are providing direct services to individuals and families impacted by the pandemic. Nonprofit partners will work directly with affected households to receive assistance.

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Geographic Scope: British Columbia

Geographic Focus: Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands communities
The 
Coastal Community Credit Union's Relief and Resiliency Fund provides support to Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands nonprofit community organizations to deal with the effects of COVID-19, and help them through the pandemic. There are two categories of funding, Relief and Resilience, both with the intent to provide one-time funds to community organizations who have extraordinary needs as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Requests must be for $1,000 or more.

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none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: British Columbia

Geographic Focus: Columbia Valley region, including communities from Spillimacheen to Canal Flats
Phase Two of the Columbia Valley Community Foundation COVID-19 Community Response Fund will support the sustainability of the local charities and nonprofits that are a backbone to the community.

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none
Target Population:
Children/Youth
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities, Education, Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Michigan

Geographic Focus: Detroit
The Bridging the Gap Rapid Response Grant recognizes that leaders and groups throughout Detroit are especially equipped to understand the unique challenges experienced in the community. The grant provides resources to grassroots and community groups to respond to immediate needs, implement activities, and design bridges to quickly address gaps faced by Detroit families as a result of the pandemic. Interests include, but are not limited to, arts/culture, education, health, social services, and children and youth.

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None. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as funds remain available.
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues, Health/Wellness
Geographic Scope: Colorado

Geographic Focus: Jefferson County
The Jeffco Hope Fund provides support for organizations who are providing direct services to mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 and support for nonprofits who may not be providing direct services but have been negatively impacted due to suspended programming, canceled fundraising events, or shrinking or lack of resources to continue their work. General operating support ranging from $2,500- $15,000 will be made.

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none
Target Population:
Seniors/Aging
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Ireland

The Community Foundation for Ireland’s Covid-19 Community Fund is aimed at the immediate needs of organizations impacted by Covid-19 and focused on the following: people over 60, people with respiratory illnesses or cancer, people experiencing domestic abuse, isolated vulnerable people and families, and mental health issues for those affected by Covid- 19. Grants ranging from €1,000 to €10,000 are available.

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Target Population:
Children/Youth, Women/Girls, Low-Income, Immigrant/Refugee
Area of Interest:
Arts, Culture, & Humanities, Social Services & Issues, Community & Economic Development, Health/Wellness
Geographic Scope: California

Geographic Focus: Monterey County
The COVID-19 Relief Fund addresses the immediate and longer-term needs of Monterey County's most vulnerable residents. Nonprofits assisting those impacted by the coronavirus are invited to apply for a grant.

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none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues, Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Massachusetts

Geographic Focus: Nantucket
The Community Foundation for Nantucket’s Fund for Emergency Relief provides
grants to help nonprofit organizations continue to provide vital community services. This includes funding disinfecting programs and PPE equipment. Grants are also awarded to organizations continuing to provide relief and support to individuals and households who are experiencing severe economic hardships due to COVID-19.

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none
Area of Interest:
Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Michigan

Geographic Focus: Northeast Michigan
The Community Foundation has mobilized resources from the Urgent Needs Fund to respond to the developing COVID-19 crisis that is impacting and will continue to impact the residents of the following counties: Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Presque Isle. Funds are currently being directed toward projects directly affecting basic human needs for people experiencing hardship due to the economic consequences of COVID-19. The grant cycle is ongoing and grant awards will be based on the merit of the proposal and the availability of funds.

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None
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Wisconsin

Geographic Focus: Chippewa County
The Response – Recovery – Rebuild Fund supports nonprofit organizations  by providing flexible resources to address the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis throughout Chippewa County. The focus is on preparedness, response, recovery, and rebuilding efforts. Preference will be given to organizations providing services to those impacted by this public health crisis and to those serving vulnerable populations.

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every Monday
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues, Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Pennsylvania

Geographic Focus: Greene County
The Community Foundation of Greene County’s Emergency Response Fund provides funds that may be used for operating support so organizations have the capacity to provide services in a quick and orderly fashion, as well as provide direct relief of individuals and families.
Grants made to health and human service organizations will help ensure that basic needs are met, including food, housing, and healthcare.

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none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Health: Diseases, Social Services & Issues
Geographic Scope: Wyoming

Geographic Scope: Teton County
The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole’s Community Emergency Response Fund supports local nonprofits providing essential front line services and protecting at-risk populations.

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none
Area of Interest:
Health/Wellness, Social Services & Issues, Community & Economic Development
Geographic Scope: Illinois

Geographic Focus: Iroquois and Kankakee counties
The COVID-19 Community Response Fund focuses on nonprofit organizations providing vital basic needs, services, and resources to disproportionately impacted individuals, families, and vulnerable populations. Requests to support other nonprofit organizations experiencing financial hardship or providing support services to individuals and families will also be accepted.

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Visit the Foundation's website for application deadlines.
Geographic Scope: Ohio

Geographic Focus: Lorain County
The  COVID-19 Community Response Grant aims to reduce the economic strain on local nonprofit organizations from this pandemic.

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Geographic Scope: Indiana

Geographic Focus: Jefferson County
The COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant program helps nonprofit organizations in Jefferson County, or who service the Jefferson County community, that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The application is available here.

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