Black Hawk County COVID-19 Cooperative Disaster Response Fund Grant

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: More than US $1,000

Fields of work: Human & Social Services Basic Human Needs Child Care Services Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Black Hawk County, Iowa

Location of residency: Black Hawk County, Iowa

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About the Fund

The Black Hawk County COVID-19 Cooperative Disaster Response Fund provides grant support to organizations assisting in the response and recovery efforts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The intent of the fund is to be responsive to nonprofits serving Black Hawk County that are providing basic needs services and organizations working with individuals and families who have been disproportionately impacted by the public health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. This fund of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa was made possible through a collaboration of Black Hawk County funders. 

About the Grants

Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of this crisis, making it possible to move resources quickly and to adapt to evolving needs in subsequent funding phases. At this time, there is no maximum grant amount. The grants are designed to provide support for agencies over two months following the submission of the application. 

Agencies can submit one application at a time with the following frequency limitations:

  • Agencies that are successful in receiving a grant can resubmit after 6 weeks of the initial submission.
  • Agencies that are unsuccessful in securing a grant can resubmit after 4 weeks of the initial submission or by invitation from the Community Foundation. 

Funding Preferences and Priorities

The initial funding priorities will be as outlined:

  • Organizations providing basic needs services to communities already vulnerable before the pandemic, or who are disproportionately affected by the pandemic and the impact of the resulting public health measures on finances and service availability.
  • Organizations providing any services to such vulnerable or disproportionately affected populations as described above.

Examples of priorities may include:

  • Nonprofits that are growing their capacity during the pandemic to meet increased human needs-staffing, services and equipment.
  • Childcare agencies dealing with increased costs and demands due to the pandemic in order to maintain and encourage safe environments for children and families.
  • Agencies providing basic human needs of community members.
  • Organizations providing COVID-19 related case management services – coordinated efforts to maximize efficiency.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Organizations must provide benefits to the residents of Black Hawk County and must meet the following criteria in order to apply for a grant:
    • Be classified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or be a government entity.
    • Be current with all state and federal reporting requirements.
    • Must not have any past due grant reports for previous CFNEIA grants.
  • Requests should be a minimum of $1,000.


  • Requests submitted through a fiscal sponsor are not eligible.
  • In addition to the eligibility requirements, the following restrictions also apply:
    • Inherently religious activities such as religious worship, instruction, or proselytization or activities that promote specific religious doctrine are not eligible.
    • Requests for partisan political or lobbying activities are not eligible.
    • Operational requests from other foundations are not eligible.