COVID-19 Grant Opportunities

The Grant Office will post private, federal, state, and local COVID-19 grant funding opportunities as they become available. Click on the title of each opportunity for more information; you must apply directly to the funding organization. Our agency does not award any grants.

Private Philanthropy

Dunkin Joy in Childhood Foundation (Ongoing)

Emergency grants are meant to help organizations immediately respond to the surge of demand for essential services from people directly impacted by COVID-19. Applications for programming outside of COVID-19 or to cover regular operations during the pandemic will not be considered.

For more information: https://www.grantrequest.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fapplication.aspx%3fSA%3dSNA%26FID%3d35027%26sid%3d2310&SA=SNA&FID=35027&sid=2310


Actors Fund - Emergency Financial Assistance (Ongoing)

To help our community during this public health crisis The Actors Fund has partnered with other entertainment industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those in immediate financial need. Funds are available to union and non-union workers in entertainment and the performing arts.

For more information: https://actorsfund.org/am-i-eligible-help


GenYouth - COVID-19 Emergency School Nutrition Funding (Ongoing)

GENYOUth is providing grants of up to $3,000 per school to supply much-needed resources for meal distribution and delivery efforts to get food to students during COVID-19. From soft-sided coolers, bags and containers for individual servings, to protective gear for food service sanitation and safety, this equipment will help ensure our children continue to receive the nutritious meals they need.

For more information: https://covid-19.genyouthnow.org


Federal Grant Opportunities

The Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant Program (Due 11/2/20)

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $10 million as part of a new COVID-19 Recovery Research Demonstration Program to provide research funding for innovative solutions that support the phased reopening of local economies through access to safe public transportation. The COVID-19 Recovery Research Demonstration Program will fund research grants that explore and later will disseminate ways to improve the safety of transit frontline workers and riders in areas such as sanitation/decontamination; exposure mitigation; customer confidence; and contactless payment.

For more information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329292


H-1B One Workforce Grant Program (Due 11/12/20)

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department, or we), announces the availability of up to $150 million in grant funds authorized under section 414(c) of the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA), as amended (codified at 29 USC 3224a) for the H-1B One Workforce grant program. We expect to fund approximately 15–30 grants, with individual grant amounts ranging from $500,000 to $10 million. The purpose of this grant program is to fill critical shortages in economic regions by encouraging states and economic regions to work with industry stakeholders to develop dynamic workforce strategies that train workers and jobseekers for middle- to high-skilled H-1B occupations in key industry sectors, such as Information Technology (IT), advanced manufacturing, and transportation that are being transformed by technological advancements and automation, as well as other industries of the future that include artificial intelligence (AI), quantum information sciences (QIS), 5G/advanced communications, and biotechnology. 

For more information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329075


Center for Early Lifestage Vulnerabilities to Environmental Stressors (Due 11/12/20)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications to support a Center for Early Lifestage Vulnerabilities to Environmental Stressors. EPA is interested in supporting a transdisciplinary research center to better understand potential causal relationships among cumulative exposures to chemicals and non-chemical environmental stressors during early lifestages and modifying factors that result in adverse developmental health effects. The scientific community has identified rapidly changing environments (e.g., extreme events, natural disasters, weather pattern changes) as some of the most influential factors in children’s health in the coming years (19-21). For example, extreme events such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may have significant impacts on prenatal and early childhood environmental exposures, health, and well-being. Scientific research on how changes in chemical exposures under an extreme event such as a pandemic or natural disaster may impact prenatal and early children’s health is urgently needed.

For more information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328838


H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant Program (Due 11/13/20)

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $40 million in grant funds authorized under the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA), as amended (codified at 29 USC 3224a) for the H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant Program. The intent of this grant program is to alleviate healthcare workforce shortages by creating sustainable employment and training programs in healthcare occupations (including behavioral and mental healthcare) serving rural populations. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for healthcare workers, particularly in rural areas where there was already an acute need.2 Expanding employment and training models for the healthcare industry will help individuals gain the skills necessary to provide needed services, fill vacancies, and allow employers to find skilled workers more readily

For more information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329016


Climate Program Office FY2021 (Due 11/30/20)

AC4 is a competitive research program that incorporates research on atmospheric chemistry and the carbon cycle. In collaboration with the NOAA Laboratories and the academic community, the AC4 program supports research to determine the processes governing atmospheric concentrations of trace gases and aerosols in the context of the Earth System. The program aims to contribute a process-level understanding of the Earth System through observation, modeling, analysis, and field studies to support the development and improvement of models, and to inform carbon and air pollution management efforts. In FY21, the AC4 Program is soliciting research proposals for the following competitions: AC4: Emissions, Air Quality, and Heat in Urban Areas AC4 and COM: Atmospheric impacts due to changes in anthropogenic activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328266


Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic among Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional) (12/1/20)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourages applications to implement and evaluate community interventions testing 1) the impacts of mitigation strategies to prevent COVID-19 transmission in NIH-designated health disparity populations and other vulnerable groups; and 2) already implemented, new, or adapted interventions to address the adverse psychosocial, behavioral, and socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic on the health of these groups.

For more information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-237.html


FY 20 Scaling Pandemic Resilience through Innovation and Technology (SPRINT) Challenge (12/3/20)

EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive merit basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. Under this NOFO, EDA solicits applications for investments that support regional innovation economies to address the economic, health, and safety risks caused by the coronavirus pandemic through entrepreneurship and innovation.

For more information
: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329419 


Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, Round 2 (12/11/20)

Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

For more information: https://www.farmers.gov/cfap


Mechanistic Studies of the Interaction between SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and Diseases and Organ Systems of Interest to NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (12/16/20)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support basic and clinical mechanistic research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) susceptibility, routes of infection, course of disease, morbidity and mortality in people with pre-existing diseases, or adverse acute or chronic outcomes in organs, tissues, and biological systems of specific interest to NIDDK. These include diabetes and other metabolic diseases, obesity, and endocrine, digestive, liver, pancreas, kidney, urological, and hematologic tissues and diseases.

For more informationhttp://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-20-021.html


Monitoring Cause-Specific School Absenteeism for Estimating Community-Wide Influenza and SARS CoV-2 Transmission (Due 12/18/20)

The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to support a research project that aims to develop and implement an influenza-like illness (ILI)-specific student absentee monitoring system in kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) schools and assess its usability for early detection of influenza, SARS-CoV-2, and other respiratory pathogen transmission in schools and surrounding communities. To achieve this aim, the project team will: 1) rapidly determine the causes of school absenteeism in students across selected school district(s) over a three-year period; 2) detect within-household transmission of influenza and SARS-CoV-2 in households from which a student has been absent from school due to ILI; and 3) assess comparability between influenza-specific and SARS-CoV-2-specific student absenteeism data from the participating schools and multiple layers of complementary influenza and SARS-CoV-2 surveillance data routinely collected in the health care facilities serving the general population of this school district.

For more information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329258


FY21 Field Initiated Projects Program (Development) (Due 12/21/20)

The purpose of the Field Initiated (FI) Projects program is to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities. In FY 2021, NIDILRR is particularly interested in receiving FI applications that address research questions or development aims related to the impact of the COVID pandemic on the experiences and outcomes of people with disabilities.

For more information:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329239


FY21 Field Initiated Projects Program (Research) (Due 12/21/20)

The purpose of the Field Initiated (FI) Projects program is to generate new knowledge through research or to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities. Another purpose of the FI Projects program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. In carrying out a research activity under an FI Projects research grant, a grantee must identify one or more hypotheses or research questions and, based on the hypotheses or research questions identified, perform an intensive, systematic study directed toward producing (1) new scientific knowledge, or (2) better understanding of the subject, problem studied, or body of knowledge. In FY 2021, NIDILRR is particularly interested in receiving FI applications that address research questions or development aims related to the impact of the COVID pandemic on the experiences and outcomes of people with disabilities.

For more information
: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329272 


Young Faculty Award (Due 1/8/21)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA) program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security challenges and needs. In particular, YFA will provide high-impact funding to elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative new research directions in the context of enabling transformative DoD capabilities. The long-term goal of the program is to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers in the research community who will focus a significant portion of their future careers on DoD and National Security issues. DARPA is particularly interested in identifying outstanding researchers who have previously not been performers on DARPA programs, but the program is open to all qualified applicants with innovative research ideas.

For more information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329291


Annual Estimates of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness for Preventing Medically Attended Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza in the United States (Forecasted 1/8/21)

Influenza and other respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, are important causes of morbidity, mortality, and healthcare burden across all age groups. For influenza vaccines, and for novel vaccines such as for COVID-19, estimates of vaccine effectiveness in preventing illness and associated complications are needed to evaluate the protection provided by nationwide vaccination programs. The goal of this notice of funding opportunity is to: a) support a network of US institutions that can obtain reliable vaccination information for a population, or cohort of individuals; b) provide accurate estimates of the effectiveness of vaccines against respiratory viruses including influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory viruses that may emerge; and c) prevent medically attended influenza-associated illness in the population for whom influenza vaccination is recommended.

For more information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328584


Urgent Phase I/II Clinical Trials to Repurpose Existing Therapeutic Agents to Treat COVID-19 Sequelae (U01 Clinical Trial Required) (Due 1/23/21)

The purpose of this urgent funding opportunity announcement is to invite applications to repurpose existing therapeutic agents to treat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) sequelae and associated complications that result from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections. The therapeutic agent must have already completed at least a Phase I clinical trial for a different indication, and not require additional regulatory studies for the new indication prior to starting a clinical trial

For more information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328577 


Multi-site COVID-19 Related Clinical Trial Implementation Grant on Aging-Related Topics in at-risk Older Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required) (Due 2/1/21)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications for implementation of investigator-initiated multi-site clinical trials (all phases or stages) of interventions focused on specific aging-related issues to reducing transmission, risk, morbidity, mortality, severity, or complications of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

For more information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-234.html


Community Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Data Sharing Hubs (Forecasted 2/15/21)

The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health will offer funding for the development and management of community data hubs focused on SDOH/social need/social risk and health data sharing, integration and dissemination. This project will support staffing and technology infrastructure and resources to complete the following primary tasks: (1) identify communities for which data hubs will be built; (2) build community data hubs; (3) provide technical assistance for the data hubs; and (4) identify, access, assemble, house, analyze, and disseminate community-level SDOH/social need/social risk (e.g., housing, transportation, food insecurity and education) and health data for the two communities. BACKGROUND: Challenges for health and social care systems in accessing shared data include lack of: (1) robust data sharing infrastructure; (2) data standards for SDOH; and (3) interoperability among data systems. Federal, state and local government and health and social service providers collect various SDOH/social need and health data but do not often share the data across organizations. Racial and ethnic minority populations, especially in communities highly impacted by COVID-19, could benefit greatly by community-level data sharing and integration.

For more information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328542


Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) (Due 2/16/21)

The Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model is a voluntary payment model designed to meet the unique needs of rural communities. The CHART Model will test whether aligned financial incentives, increased operational flexibility, and robust technical support promote rural health care providers’ capacity to implement effective health care delivery system redesign on a broad scale. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will evaluate the impact of the CHART Model on Medicare and Medicaid expenditures, access to care, quality of care, and health outcomes for rural residents.

For more information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329062 


Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 (R01- Clinical Trial Optional) (Due 3/2/21)

This funding opportunity announcement aims to support research to strengthen the healthcare response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and future public health emergencies, including pandemics. While research related to the direct clinical effects of COVID-19 are supported by other funding opportunities, the purpose of this funding opportunity is to focus on the role and impact of digital health interventions [e.g., mobile health (mhealth), telemedicine and telehealth, health information technology (IT), and wearable devices] to address access, reach, delivery, effectiveness, scalability and sustainability of health assessments and interventions for secondary effects (e.g., behavioral health or self-management of chronic conditions) that are utilized during and following the pandemic, particularly in populations who experience health disparities and vulnerable populations.

For more information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-243.html 


FY21 Rural Health and Safety Education (4/29/21)

Part of the overall purpose of the Rural Health and Safety Education Program is to foster quality of life in rural communities by providing the essential knowledge necessary for successful programs of rural development, improving coordination among Federal agencies, other levels of government, and institutions and private organizations in rural areas, and developing and disseminating information about rural conditions. Activities can include providing information to increase individual or families’ motivation to take more responsibility for their own health, including in the context of the COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

For more information:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329476


Limited Competition Emergency Awards: Shared Personal Protective Equipment Resources for COVID-19 Related Vaccine and Treatment Clinical Trials and Clinical Studies (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (7/8/21)

The purpose of this public health emergency funding opportunity is to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to directly support the needs of the NIAIDs vaccine and treatment clinical trials and clinical studies for COVID-19. This program will ensure that adequate protective equipment is available to directly assist in safely carrying out the clinical activities and direct interactions with the patients participating in the trial. Eligibility is limited to recipients conducting COVID-related clinical research and clinical studies supported by NIAIDs emergency appropriation provided by The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 and The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

For more information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-256.html


Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science (due 7/29/21)

The Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities (AERC) program area supports rigorous economic and social science research that informs decision making, policy design, and implementation to enhance the sustainability of agricultural production systems and natural resources, promote rural economic development and prosperity, enhance quality of life, and alleviate poverty. Topical issues include, but are not limited to, examining agricultural markets and international trade; social implications of food and agricultural technology; commodity policy, crop insurance, and policy design and impact; market structure and performance in the food system and value chain; interactions between agriculture and the environment; rural economic development and well-being; food security; consumer preferences, behavior and market development; and decision-making under uncertainty. An important topic for this request for applications is the effects of COVID-19, especially on domestic and international markets, food supply chain, farmers, youth and rural communities.

For more information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328182


SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Program Activities (Forecasted)

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) has established the Laboratory and Diagnostics Working Group (LDWG) seeking submissions to a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) “to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, domestically or internationally, for necessary expenses to research, develop, validate, manufacture, purchase, administer, and expand capacity for COVID–19 tests to effectively monitor and suppress COVID–19…”. OASH/LDWG seeks proposals for projects that will further enable the coordination and development of testing and associated products that meet the current and future needs, and the effective transition of technology into broad use without impediments. The primary areas of focus should specifically include (1) Scaling and Networking of Technologies, and (2) Testing Demonstrations & Technical Assistance. Specifically, OASH is interested in submissions that will substantially increase our testing capacity and quality in the near term, and do not fall within the scope of other HHS programs.

For more informationhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328065


FY 2020 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs including CARES Act Funding (Ongoing)

Under this NOFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. If you are interested in applying for a project of national impact/scope under the CARES Act; please inquire at RNTA@eda.gov.

For more information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321695 


State Opportunities

Cares Housing Assistance Program (Ongoing)

The State of Nevada is providing $30 million to support the Program using Coronavirus Relief Funds authorized under the CARES Act. Funds under the State Program will also provide additional support to the existing $30 million in rental assistance which has been allocated by Clark County.

Rental assistance funds will be offered as a grant to eligible Nevada tenants and are not required to be paid back. Funds will be awarded on a first-come-first serve basis and will be paid directly to landlords on behalf of tenants.

For more information: https://housing.nv.gov/


FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Subaward Program (Ongoing)

The Office of Criminal Justice Assistance announces available federal funding for those agencies with a criminal justice nexus to prevent, prepare for, and respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Funding is available retroactive to January 20, 2020 and will be available for up to a two-year period. Funding is provided by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program, CFDA# 16.034. The total amount of federal funding available for subgrants is $6,646,500.00. All awards are subject to the availability of funds and to any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.

For more information: https://ocj.nv.gov/programs/ALL/CESF-Coronavirus/


Local Opportunities

Boulder City COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Grant (Due 10/30/20)

The City of Boulder City understands the challenges that many small businesses currently face. As an integral part of our community we want to support small businesses financially impacted by closures or restrictions related to COVID-19. For businesses located within Boulder City with a current business license, we have developed a business support grant using federal CARES Act Relief Funds. A total of $190,000 will be available to provide operational support to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information: https://www.bcnv.org/743/COVID-19-Small-Business-Recovery-Grants


Henderson Recovery Grant, Round 2 (Opens 10/1, ongoing)

Henderson understands the challenges that many small businesses currently face.  As an integral part of our community we want to support small businesses financially impacted by closures or restrictions related to COVID-19.  For businesses operating within the City of Henderson, with a current business license, we have developed a business support grant using federal CARES Act Relief Funds. Grant Award Size is based on Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Employees (1 FTE = 40 hours).

For more information: https://hendersonnow.com/covid19 


Other Resources

Additional COVID-19 Resources

While these are not grants, we have included links to assist you in navigating additional resources. The Grant Office cannot offer assistance in any of these areas and provides them as a guide to assist in locating the correct contact information for your needs.