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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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.