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Apply Now for MA COVID-19 Community Grants (United States)

Apply Now for MA COVID-19 Community Grants (United States)

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Deadline: 14-Oct-20

The Baker-Polito Administration launched a targeted initiative to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in communities across the Commonwealth with the highest number of positive cases. The initiative initially focused its support efforts in Chelsea, Everett, Lawrence, Lynn, and Revere. Additional communities, including Framingham, Brockton, Holyoke, New Bedford, Salem, Saugus, Winthrop, and Worcester have also received support through the COVID-19 Enforcement and Intervention Team (CEIT).

The goal of COVID-19 Community Grants is to reduce COVID-19 infections, morbidity, and mortality among Black, Latinx, and other people of color in the hardest-hit cities in the Commonwealth. COVID-19 Community Grants are intended to engage community- and faith-based organizations in the development and delivery of effective messages and to further support hard-hit communities with education, training, and funding to effectively meet their communities’ specific needs.

What will the COVID-19 Community Grants support?

Funding will support community-based organizations (CBOs) and faith-based organizations (FBOs) to:

Educate impacted populations, in coordination with CEIT, to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19, including messages about physical distancing, mask wearing, and other risk-reduction behaviors and activities.
In coordination with CEIT, develop and provide training and messaging on COVID-19 prevention and risk reduction activities for staff, volunteers, and members who provide support and in home services (e.g., meals assistance, wellness checks, etc.) to people at higher risk of severe illness.
Funding Information

Grants in the range of $10,000 to $50,000 will be awarded, and grant funds must be spent by February 28, 2021. A total of $650,000 is available for the grant period of November 2020 through February 2021.
Who is eligible to apply?

Massachusetts-based CBOs and FBOs serving communities of color, with particular emphasis on people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder, a history of incarceration, who are pregnant or post-partum, are experiencing homelessness and housing instability, live in multigenerational housing, have a disability(-ies), and/or have limited English proficiency (LEP) residing in the impacted cities and towns listed below:

Boston, specifically Dorchester, East Boston, Chinatown, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Mission Hill and Roxbury
Brockton
Chelsea
Everett
Framingham
Holyoke
Lawrence
Lowell
Lynn
Malden
Methuen
New Bedford
Randolph
Revere
Salem
Saugus
Springfield
Winthrop
Worcester
Available funding and technical assistance:

Grants in the range of $10,000 to $50,000 will be awarded, and grant funds must be spent by February 28, 2021. A total of $650,000 is available for the grant period of November 2020 through February 2021.
HRiA will provide technical assistance to awardees including training, consultation, and communication support throughout the grant period of approximately four months.
For more information, visit https://hria.org/MACOVIDCommunityGrants/

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