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Collier Cares Relief Funding Program

Community Foundation of Collier County

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Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: First Responders Emergency Medical Care & Services Occupational Health & Safety Basic Human Needs Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Community Health Education Epidemiology & Public Health Health Care Access & Delivery Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity, For-Profit Business

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Collier County, Florida

Location of residency: Collier County, Florida

About this funder:



Collier Cares Relief Funding Program

Collier County is dispersing funds received from the Coronavirus Relief portion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act federal stimulus package.

How can I spend the funds?

Funds can be used for essential COVID-19 related expenses, so long as these expenses have not already been paid for by insurance or another federal assistance program.

  • Expand funding for Collier County nonprofits to provide services to residents seeking assistance with homelessness, counseling and health services.
  • Reimbursement of increased operating expenses associated with response to the public health emergency.
  • Community education campaigns related to COVID-19 best practices.
  • Public safety medical expenses.
  • Provide support to nonprofit facilities for sanitation and improvement of social distancing measures to enable compliance with COVID-19 public health precautions.
  • Safe at work mitigation.

Hospital, Nursing Home and Community Health Provider Specific Assistance includes but is not limited to:

  • Medical transportation.
  • Rapid test kits.
  • Establishing & operating a telemedicine platform.
  • Enhanced contact tracing and data collection.

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


  • 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(19) nonprofit organizations.
  • Collier County hospitals.
  • Nursing homes.
  • Community health providers.
  • Public Safety providers, such as municipal police departments, Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Fire Departments.
  • Non-Collier County Board of Collier County Commissioners safety providers.
  • If I am a for-profit, is our agency still eligible?
    • Yes, so long as your agency is a nursing home or hospital.


  • Are there any types of expenditures not eligible under this program?
    • Donor reimbursements.
    • Bonuses or raises.
    • Hazard pay.
    • Severance pay for laid off employees.
    • Legal settlements.
    • Any expenditures that do not have a direct tie to COVID-19.
    • Expenses prior to March 1, 2020.
    • Any expenses that do not have proper documentation to substantiate the expense(s).


This page was last reviewed September 01, 2020 and last updated August 11, 2020