COVID-19 FUNDING OPPORTUNITY MASTER LIST

FEDERAL

 

Department of AgricultureDistance Learning and Medicine Program    

​Status: Accepting Applications

  • This fund is designated to help rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density.

  • Provides funds for the technical assistance and instruction, as well as, acquisition of eligible capital assets, (broadband transmission facilities, interactive video equipment, data terminal equipment, computer hardware, network components, software, inside wiring and similar infrastructure). 

Due Date: July 13, 2020

Department of Health and Human Services - Social and Economic Development Strategies -SEDS

​Status: Accepting Applications

  • The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 funds for the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) program.

  • This program is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities.

Due Date: July 15, 2020

Department of AgricultureRural Telementoring Training Center (RTTC) Program    

​Status: Accepting Applications

  • The program’s objectives emphasize the following:

    • identifying and expanding current and new telementoring learning programs

    • developing freely accessible tools and resources to support telementoring learning program planning and implementation

    • creating a standardized telementoring learning program data set and evaluation toolkit HRSA expects the RTTC to provide technical assistance (TA) resources that are national in scope and that will meet the needs of rural communities and practitioners. The RTTC will assist health care organizations such as academic medical centers and other centers of excellence in the implementation of cost-effective telementoring programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations.

Due Date: July 16, 2020

Economic Development Administration - Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

Status: Accepting Applications

  • EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs.

  • Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

  • EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States.

Due Date: There are no submission deadlines under this opportunity. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the publication of a new PWEAA NOFO.

Federal Communications Commission - COVID-19 Telehealth Program

Status: Accepting Applications (Guidance on Application)

  • $200 million to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to COVID-19.

  • In advance of filing an application, parties should:

    • Obtain an FCC Registration Number (FRN) from the Commission Registration System (CORES), as well as a CORES username and password at that link.

    • Obtain an eligibility determination from the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) by filing FCC Form 460 through My Portal on USAC's webpage. (Filers do not need to be rural health care providers in order to file Form 460 for this program.)

    • Register with the federal System for Award Management (SAM)

Due Date: Rolling

Paycheck Protection Program    

Status: Paused 

  • The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.

  • Fill out this form and apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating.

Due Date: Rolling

Small Business Administration - Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance

Status: Accepting Applications

  • SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters.

  • Disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.

Due Date: Rolling

Office of Economic Opportunity - Emergency Services Program

Status: Accepting Applications (Survey Questions)

  • Complete this survey. The survey will stay open on a rolling basis for providers to request funding as needs arise. Providers can request funds multiple times through the survey.

  • Funds can cover expenses from April 1, 2020 and beyond. Funds must be expended by February 1, 2021, or until 60 days after expiration of the peacetime emergency, whichever occurs first. 

  • The primary grantee eligibility requirements are that the applicant is:

    • A Tribal Government; 

    • A Local Unit of Government; or

    • A Non-profit Organization

  • Providers applying for these funds must:

    • Target persons experiencing homelessness (including those are literally homeless or doubled-up) AND

    • Must be either a drop-in center, overnight shelter-rotating church, congregate overnight fixed-shelter, overnight shelter – motel voucher, congregate transitional housing, and/or street/mobile outreach program.

  • Direct questions about the survey, eligibility, funding process, etc. to Katelyn Warburton at katelyn.warburton@state.mn.us.

Due Date: Rolling

MN Dept. of Health - COVID–19 Health Care Response Grant

Status: Accepting Applications (RFP Download)

  • $150 million in funding for costs related to planning for, preparing for, or responding to the COVID–19 outbreak.

  • Funding can also be used for testing or facilities to provide treatment, isolation or quarantine.

  • All questions should be submitted to COVIDgrantapplication.MDH@state.mn.us

Due Date: Rolling

Governor’s 2020 Supplemental Budget Recommendations

Status: Pending

  • The Governor’s 2020 supplemental budget prioritizes fiscal stability and addressing emergency response and preparedness needs across the state.

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council - Emergency Relief Fund

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Grants of up to $2,500 for immediate expense needs (salaries, artist fees, etc.) for arts organizations and informal arts groups with budgets under $400,000 that are located in the 7-county metro area.

  • Funding is dedicated to providing relief for organizations that have experienced loss of income due to cancellations of arts events, projects, and activities.

Deadline: We are no longer taking applications until further notice. We have received more requests for funding than we have funds, but we are holding onto applications while we wait on a response from additional funding sources.

US Bank Foundation

Status: Accepting Applications

  • $4 million in grants to three key partners: LISC, the United Way, and Operation HOPE. 

  • A $1 million COVID-19 Local Market Impact Fund to address unmet needs in local markets across the country.

  • $25 million to long term recovery, including offering Community Possible funds as general operating grants for partners.

  • Grant application process will remain unchanged, see website for details

Due Date: July 31 for "Home" Focus

 

PFund Foundation - COVID-19 Response Fund

Status: Accepting Applications 

  • This funds micro grants to individuals and nonprofits that are most affected by the Coronavirus.  The first round of grants is prioritizing the communities listed below, all of whom are particularly impacted by this crisis.

    • Low-income residents, including those without health insurance and/or access to sick days

    • Low-income workers in disproportionally impacted industries, such as healthcare and the service industry, as well as gig-economy workers

    • Residents with greater health risks, including people over age 60, people with compromised immune systems, and pregnant people

    • People experiencing homelessness

    • People with disabilities

    • Communities of color

    • Undocumented workers and families

Due Date: Rolling

Otto Bremer Trust - Emergency Fund 

Status: Accepting initial inquiries now for short term loans and grants

  • The first step in the application process is to submit an initial inquiry. This brief questionnaire is designed to help determine the scope of emergency needs in our region.

Due Date: Reviewing second round applications as they are received

Bush Foundation

Status: Re-purposing funds, Accepting Community Innovation proposals

  • Bush Foundation will not be offering the Bush Prize, rather they have re-purposed this funding for COVID-19 response activities and initiatives. 

  • The Bush foundation is contributing to the MN Council on Foundation/MN Disaster Fund.

  • Bush Foundation will continue to accept regular Community Innovation proposals and try to expedite COVID-19 proposals. The Foundation is finalizing criteria now with more details to follow.  

Due Date: Community Innovation grants accepted year-round

Greater Minnesota

Alexandria Area Community Foundation

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Amounts are generally between $1,000-$5,000 with occasional amounts in excess as determined by the Foundation

  • Operating support for organizations serving residents of Douglas County

Due Date: Rolling, applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis

Central MN Community Foundation

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Amounts are generally between $500-$5,000 

  • Operating support for organizations serving residents of Benton County, Stearns County, and/or Sherburne County

Due Date: Rolling, applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis

Community Foundation of Carver County

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Amounts are generally between $1,000-$5,000 

  • Operating support for organizations serving residents of Carver County

  • Grant considerations for community-wide impact as follows:

    • Heightened awareness of equity and supporting vulnerable populations

    • Economic impact of reduced and lost work

    • Immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations related to closures

    • Increased demand for medical information and support including mental health services

    • Fear and confusion among the most vulnerable resident

Due Date: Rolling, applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis

Initiative Foundation for Central Minnesota

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Priority will be given to new or existing programs or services that provide for the basic needs of individuals and families negatively affected by the COVID-19 health crisis. Examples include food security, housing, clothing, health care and employment.

  • Must serve the people and communities in Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright counties, and the sovereign tribal nations of the Leech Lake and Mille Lacs Bands of Ojibwe

  • Maximum grant award of $5,000

Due Date: August 7, and Nov. 6 

Willmar Area Community Foundation

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Amounts are generally between $500-$5,000 

  • Operating support for organizations serving residents of Kandiyohi County

Due Date: Rolling, applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis

Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota Caring Foundation
Status: Accepting Applications

  • Allowing current grant recipients to reallocate funds to respond to emerging needs. 

  • Accepting new applications from nonprofits and community organizations, email caringfoundation@bcbsnd.com or submit this form.

Due Date: Rolling

Open Road Alliance - Direct COVID-19 Response

Status: Accepting applications now

  • For charitable organizations engaging in direct COVID-19 response, prioritizing organizations and activities that move towards longer term adaptation and systemic/sustainable impact beyond the immediate outbreak.

  • Up to $100,000 USD

  • Mid-implementation – programs that are otherwise fully funded (not pilot projects)

  • One-time cash need – well-defined discrete funding need (not pooled funds)

  • Prioritizing clear, demonstrable, and deep impact that

  • Can demonstrate clear potential to ‘flatten the curve’; AND

  • Supports longer-term societal and economic adaptation beyond the immediate outbreak

  • Any geography and any sector

  • Preference for organizations/interventions operating at scale or systems-change

Due Date: Rolling, reviewing submissions as they're received

*Loans also available

The Anthem Foundation

Status: Accepting applications now

  • Anthem Foundation Program Grants support ongoing community health programs with proven and measurable outcomes. 

    • Invests in traditional and nontraditional problem-solving approaches

    • Favors initiatives that prioritize obtaining strategic, measurable results 

Due Date: Rolling; however, spring 2020 grant cycle will be by invitation only

Good360 - COVID-19 Product Philanthropy

Status: Accepting Applications

  • If an organization is in need of products for COVID-19 response and prevention, please e-mail Kaitlin FitzGerald, Regional Manager of Disaster Recovery

Due Date: Rolling, email Disaster@Good360.org with your needs

Native Americans in Philanthropy - Native American Community Response Fund

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Partnership with Decolonizing Wealth and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition

  • Funding may be used for direct emergency assistance to Native American individuals and families to supply food, to prevent homelessness or eviction, to provide shelter, and for support and services for at-risk elders over the next few months. 

  • $5,000 grant awards for general operating support, provided on a trust-basis to Native-led nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. 

Due Date: funding is by-invitation only for now. Given limited funds, funding decisions are guided by a group of Native American leaders based on information we are tracking about the pandemic and its impact on Native American communities.

Department of AgricultureDistance Learning and Medicine Program    

​Status: Accepting Applications

  • This fund is designated to help rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density.

  • Provides funds for the technical assistance and instruction, as well as, acquisition of eligible capital assets, (broadband transmission facilities, interactive video equipment, data terminal equipment, computer hardware, network components, software, inside wiring and similar infrastructure). 

Due Date: July 13, 2020

Department of Health and Human Services - Social and Economic Development Strategies -SEDS

​Status: Accepting Applications

  • The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 funds for the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) program.

  • This program is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities.

Due Date: July 15, 2020

Department of Health and Human Services - Rural Telementoring Training Center (RTTC) Program.

  • The purpose of this program is to train academic medical centers and other centers of excellence (COEs) to create or expand technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models (such as Project ECHO, ECHO-like models, and other emerging models in the field).

  • The program’s objectives emphasize the following:

    • identifying and expanding current and new telementoring learning programs

    • developing freely accessible tools and resources to support telementoring learning program planning and implementation

    • creating a standardized telementoring learning program data set and evaluation toolkit HRSA expects the RTTC to provide technical assistance (TA) resources that are national in scope and that will meet the needs of rural communities and practitioners. 

Due Date: July 16, 2020

St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation - Community Sharing Fund

Status: Accepting Applications 

  • For individual and families with verifiable emergency needs when other services or funds are unavailable. Grants are approved for rent, damage deposit, utility costs, medical expenses, childcare, transportation and other critical needs.

Due Date: Rolling, reviewing as applications are received

Modest Needs - Self-Sufficiency Grant

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Unexpected or emergency expenses that an individual or family living paycheck-to-paycheck could not possibly afford without a short-term hand-up.

  • Monthly bills that an individual or family living paycheck-to-paycheck cannot afford to pay at the time of their application because of a documentable extenuating circumstance that occurred within the past year.

Due Date: Rolling, reviewing as applications are received

Gottlieb Foundation - Emergency Grant Program

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

  • The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical

Due Date: Rolling, reviewing as applications are received

Peace First - Rapid Response Grants

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19, from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated. 

  • Open to young people between the ages of 13-25, anywhere in the world

Due Date: Rolling, reviewing as applications are received

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