Rapid-Response Covid Relief Grants Program

Blue & You Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $150,000

Fields of work: Community Services Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Arkansas

Location of residency: United States

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Covid Grants Program

The purpose of the Rapid-Response Covid Relief Grants program is to help eligible organizations lessen the impact of the Covid-19 virus on the individuals, families and communities they serve.

Applying organizations may request a grant ranging from $5,000 to $150,000. The Foundation does not do partial funding, but rather makes a yes or no decision on the amount requested. Therefore, your application must provide itemized details that justify the amount you request.

Applications will be reviewed and funding decisions made on a weekly basis. If your request is approved for funding, you will receive a confirming email. We will then email a grant agreement for you to sign and return, which will trigger us to send you the grant check in approximately two weeks. Please make sure your application shows the mailing address that will work for receiving the check.

After each weekly review of applications received, some may be approved, some may be declined, and some may be held for consideration for funding in later weeks or months.

If a grant is awarded to your organization, you must submit a report of your program results to the Blue & You Foundation within 12 months. The questions you will answer in your report will be provided by the Blue & You Foundation with the grant award.

We are open for applications now and will remain open for as long as the Foundation deems appropriate to assist with Covid-related needs. Therefore, there is currently no deadline or closing date to apply. We anticipate that if a closing date for applications is established, we would publicize this.

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


  • To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) public charity, public school, governmental agency, nonprofit hospital or church in Arkansas.
  • Applying organization must provide an Employer Identification Number (EIN).


  • The following circumstances or proposal types may disqualify applicants from receiving a grant from the Foundation:
    • Any organization that has received Foundation "regular grant" funding for a specific program for a total of two years is not eligible to reapply for subsequent "regular grant" funding for the same program.
      • The same rule of "no more than two years of funding for the same program" also applies to mini-grants.
      • After two years of funding for the same program, an organization is still eligible to apply for funding of a different health program.
    • For churches, the health improvement program must reach beyond its own congregation.
    • For organizations not based in Arkansas, the project must specifically benefit residents of Arkansas.
    • Grants will not be made to:
      • individuals;
      • fundraising events or celebrations;
      • political or lobbying organizations;
      • fraternal, athletic or social organizations;
      • organizations that do not directly serve Arkansas;
      • religious organizations for religious purposes;
      • capital or endowment of organizations;
      • proposals that are principally for construction of facilities or purchase of large equipment; or
      • for attendance at conferences.
    • Proposals that are principally tobacco-related will not be considered because of the availability of funding from the Tobacco Settlement.
    • Cannot be a private foundation under IRC § 509(a).
    • Primary grantee cannot have a contractual relationship with Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, its subsidiaries or affiliates.


This page was last reviewed June 03, 2020 and last updated June 03, 2020