Coronavirus Prevention and Response (CPR) Grants

Mat-Su Health Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Up to US $50,000

Fields of work: Employment Services Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Health Care Access & Delivery Public Transportation & Mass Transit Systems Child Care Services Basic Human Needs Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Indigenous Group

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

Location of project: Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska

Location of residency: Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska

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Overview:

The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) is offering Coronavirus Prevention and Response (CPR) grants of up to $50,000 to Mat-Su nonprofit organizations. These unrestricted grants are designed to support local nonprofits as they address unplanned expenses and/or lost revenue relating to the Coronavirus pandemic. Applications submitted under this program will receive expedited handling. Assistance securing a line of credit is also available.

Each CPR grant application is evaluated by MSHF program staff and prioritized as follows:

  • Operational funding, supplies, equipment and other program costs for organizations that are trying to minimize exposure for high risk groups while meeting their basic needs.
    • Basic needs are defined as food security, housing, physical and behavioral health care, toiletries, baby supplies, and transportation for these services and to and from employment.
  • Operational funding, supplies, equipment and other program costs for organizations that are working to secure basic needs for all residents (i.e. food banks, homeless prevention program utility and rent payments).
  • (NEW) Operational funding, supplies, equipment and other program costs for licensed organizations that are providing childcare and early learning services.
  • (NEW) Operational funding, supplies and equipment and other program costs for organizations supporting social connections and positive support activities for youth.

Examples of things that may be funded by this special Coronavirus (COVD-19) grant program include:

  • Support to build and develop pandemic education and prevention strategies for an organization’s staff and clients.
  • Assistance in communicating with clients about service/outreach changes due to a heightened risk of exposure to coronavirus.
  • Funding for critical safety-net needs for the clients of nonprofits, including housing, transportation, medical care, childcare, and food security for those affected by disease, quarantine, or school/agency closures.
  • Grants for psycho-social supports and mental health services for staff.
  • Quarantine supplies for nonprofit residential programs.
  • Unexpected work-from-home expenses, which could include establishing collaboration platforms and secure file sharing.
  • Prevention-related expenses for items such as sanitizing supplies and equipment, or professional cleaning of common areas.
  • Costs for offering services to a nonprofit’s clients in less risky ways to deliver services (for example, bringing pick-up or home-delivered meals rather than serving congregate meals, and offering virtual rather than in-person service delivery).
  • Operating expenses associated with COVID-19, such as lost revenue, continuity planning, or increased labor costs.
  • Operating expenses for licensed nonprofit childcare providers related to workforce development, recruitment and retention.
  • Programming expenses for youth prevention and resilience activities that are supporting social connections and positive support activities.

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

Preferences:

  • Each CPR grant application is evaluated by MSHF program staff and prioritized as follows:
    • Operational funding, supplies, equipment and other program costs for organizations that are trying to minimize exposure for high risk groups while meeting their basic needs*.
      • * Basic needs are defined as food security, housing, physical and behavioral health care, toiletries, baby supplies, and transportation for these services and to and from employment.
    • Operational funding, supplies, equipment and other program costs for organizations that are working to secure basic needs for all residents (i.e. food banks, homeless prevention program utility and rent payments).

Ineligibility:

  • Grant funding is not available for the following:
    • Reimbursement for any goods or services purchased or provided prior to March 12, 2020.
    • Expenses without documentation or invoices.
    • Any costs that insurance or state/federal emergency relief funds will cover or reimburse, unless delays will cause critical and/or ongoing program delays.

This page was last reviewed July 11, 2020 and last updated July 11, 2020