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Minnesota COVID-19 Early Childhood Grants

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Initiative Foundation
Feb 10, 2023

Jessy Beto

Don Hickman


The Initiative Foundation will provide grants to support summer programming for vulnerable children impacted by COVID-19 within the Initiative Foundation service area, including ethnic minorities, English as a second language, low-income, special needs, and/or those in rural areas who lack access to basic early childhood educational services.

Projects may include:

  • Learning recovery: Programs that help children meet or return to grade-level standards as a way of recognizing that distance learning and other COVID-19 interruptions were hard for many children
  • Food assistance: Programs to cover meal costs for children whose households are experiencing economic hardship
  • Crisis Child Care Services: Support for services associated with short-term care for those who have lost access to routine child care

Eligible applicants are agencies, organizations, and programs that support and benefit children within the Initiative Foundation service area. Eligible applicants also include school districts and regional Leech Lake and the Mille Lacs Bands of Ojibwe tribal nations.

Geographic coverage
The Initiative Foundation service area that includes 14 counties in Central Minnesota.
Amount of funding

Award amounts are not stated.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Child care · Children and youth · Families · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Healthcare needs and services · Infectious diseases · Limited English proficient · Mental health · Minorities · People with disabilities · Poverty · Minnesota

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