Colorado COVID Relief Fund
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
Up to $25,000
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.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.