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Colorado COVID Relief Fund

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Aug 20, 2020

Colorado COVID Relief Fund awards general operating grants to organizations across Colorado in order to meet the most acute needs of communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program focuses on providing access to critical services and opportunities to communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 due to race, socioeconomic status, or other factors.

Organizations must align programs and services with one of three priority areas:

  • Prevention: examples of supported areas of service include medical and cleaning supplies for shelter/care facilities; coverage for shelter, residential facilities, and nursing home staff; and mobility services for vulnerable populations.
  • Impact: examples of supported areas of service include economic support for reduced work or job loss; availability of early childhood education; technology assistance; childcare; education; schools; volunteer services; and food access.
  • Recovery: examples of supported areas of service include medical supplies, small business support focused on charitable efforts, mental and behavioral health of vulnerable populations, and volunteer services.

Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations, local governments, school districts, and small businesses that serve a community need resulting from the COVID-19 crisis and/or serve areas of Colorado with limited nonprofit capacity.

Applicants must serve one or more of the following populations:

  • Children from low-income families impacted by school or childcare closures
  • Communities of color
  • Healthcare, hospitality, service industry, and gig economy workers
  • Immigrant and refugee communities
  • Minimum or low-wage employees displaced by business closures
  • Older adults living on low income
  • People who are immunocompromised or medically fragile
  • People with limited English proficiency
  • People with disabilities
  • People without health insurance
  • Victims of domestic violence or child abuse
  • People living on low income
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • Tribal governments
  • Workers without access to paid sick leave
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $25,000

Application process

Links to the online application portal, application guidance, and other information are available on the program website.

There are currently 5 upcoming rounds of funding planned for this opportunity. Deadlines are every two weeks as follows:

  • April 4, 2020
  • April 18, 2020
  • May 2, 2020
  • May 16, 2020
  • May 30, 2020

For the first funding cycle, applicants may only propose activities under the Prevention or Impact priority areas. Organizations that receive a grant in the first two rounds of funding may reapply 30 days after expending all grant funds.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Child care · Children and youth · Community engagement and volunteerism · Elderly population · Emergency preparedness and response · Food security and nutrition · Immigrants · Infectious diseases · Limited English proficient · Mental health · Minorities · People with disabilities · Poverty · Schools · Technology for health and human services · Transportation · Uninsured and underinsured · Colorado

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