Coronavirus Prevention and Response (CPR) Grants
Mat-Su Health FoundationSuggest an update
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, AlaskaView website Save
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.
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 psychosocial 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 Coronavirus, such as lost revenue, continuity planning, or increased labor costs.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- 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).
- 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.