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

Red Backpack Fund - Empowered Women Empower Women (Due 8/10/20)

The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish The Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving will be overseeing the fund, making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis. The portal will open for applications again on August 3.

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Nevada Rural Housing Authority COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program (Due 8/31/20)

The COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program provides one-time funding to rural Nevada residents experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides financial assistance to qualifying individuals who are falling behind on their rent, mortgage or utilities. The program also gives financial aid to individuals having trouble paying for groceries and household supplies that are necessary to maintain safety and well-being.

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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.

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Center for Disaster Philanthropy (Ongoing)

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) COVID-19 Response Fund will focus on supporting local nonprofit organizations working in areas identified as having high numbers of affected individuals and those who are working with the most vulnerable populations in these areas to help build their capacity for response. These will include social service organizations focused on supporting hourly wage earners, workers in the gig economy, immigrant/New American populations, older adults, people with disabilities and other communities vulnerable to the physical health, mental health and economic impacts of the pandemic.

CDP is working closely with nongovernmental organizations to follow what the likely needs will be:

  • Supporting healthcare workers
  • Supporting quarantined and especially vulnerable individuals
  • Supporting hygiene promotion activities

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City of Las Vegas Business Preparedness Grant (Ongoing)

A new Business Preparedness Grant has been created by the city of Las Vegas using $4 million in CARES Act funds. To be eligible a business must have an active business license, three to 25 full-time equivalent employees and be committed to upholding all of the recommendations and/or comply with any mandates for reopening from the state of Nevada and the Southern Nevada Health District. Attempts will be made, so that 50 percent of approved applications are located within distressed census tracts and otherwise underserved areas. Grants will be a maximum of $4,000 and will need to go to fund expenses associated with personal protective equipment, facility retrofit for health and safety measures or other expenses reasonably needed to prepare the business for reopening or expanded reopening. Grant funds are available on a first come, first served basis and are awarded at the sole discretion of the city of Las Vegas.

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Community Foundation of Western Nevada (Ongoing)

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada's COVID-19 Relief Fund will distribute grants to individuals, businesses, governmental services, and charitable nonprofits. A fund advisory committee made up of city and county representatives in a position to be familiar with local needs will make grant recommendations to the grants to the Community Foundation Board of Trustees. The COVID-19 Relief Fund is intended to address the larger and long-term picture and take action where needed most.

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Creative Capital Grant List for Artists (Ongoing)

In times of crisis, artists are often among those most affected. In addition to health concerns, this is a challenging moment for many communities dealing with cancelled income and trying to make plans during uncertain times. Creative Capital has always been anchored by a rich spirit of community and mutual generosity and believes that continuing communication and exchange are crucial for all. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, Creative Capital has created a list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists and arts professionals.

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Creative Nail Design - Nail Pro Relief Grants (Ongoing)

These grants will provide financial assistance to nail professionals whose lives have been drastically changed by the mandated closures in response to COVID-19.

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Equal Sound - Corona Relief Fund (Ongoing)

Immediate relief fund for musicians who are financially suffering from cancelled events.

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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.

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Federal Grant Opportunities

Emergency Awards: RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center (U24 Clincial Trial Optional) (Due 8/7/20)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) is issuing this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) in response to the declared public health emergency issued by the Secretary, HHS, for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This emergency cooperative agreement FOA from the NIH provides an expedited funding mechanism as part of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative, a consortium of community-engaged research projects to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on the underserved and/or vulnerable populations so that interventions can be implemented to decrease these disparities. This FOA seeks to fund a single Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) as an integral part of the consortium. The funding for this supplement is provided from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, 2020.

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Development of 2021 Progress Report: COVID-19's Broadscale Impact on the Lives of People with Disabilities (Due 8/21/20)

The National Council on Disability (NCD) seeks proposals for a cooperative agreement to develop NCD’s annual progress report which will examine COVID-19’s broadscale impacts on the lives of people with disabilities in seven major areas: nondiscriminatory access to healthcare; the direct care workforce; group housing; education; employment; mental health; and communications. The report will also include a discussion of the intersection of disability and race, and of transportation impacts. The research and findings in this report will provide policymakers, including the White House and Congress, and federal agencies, with insight needed to make policy decisions to improve the current and future welfare of people with disabilities in a national emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID 19 – Operational Challenges for Corrections (Due 8/27/20)

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 to support knowledge sharing around the nationwide correctional challenges that prisons, jails, and community services face during the COVID19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (Due 8/28/20)

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP, provides vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant market costs. Eligible producers (person or legal entity) of specified agricultural commodities outlined who have suffered a five percent-or-greater price decline as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and who face substantial marketing costs for inventories, are eligible for CFAP payments.

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Lifespan Respite Program: Special Projects to Strengthen Program Development, Implementation and Sustainability (Due 9/3/20)

With the formation of the Family Caregiving Advisory Council and the forthcoming national strategy, an anticipated focus on improving access to respite, workforce issues, and the role of natural supports will be a likely focus of attention nationwide. Thus, the special projects identified in this funding opportunity announcement are expected to concentrate on strengthening the underpinnings lifespan respite program development, implementation and sustainability (capacity building) with respect to the following: 1. Develop, test and scale a respite workforce recruitment, training and retention program to better meet the respite needs of families, particularly in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workforce; 2. Develop and field test a state-based framework and roadmap for respite system planning and development, which ties to the forthcoming national caregiving strategy, currently under development; and 3. Strengthen and test enhanced approaches to help caregivers and families develop or strengthen their own natural support systems to include respite and other supports.

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Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) (Due 9/8/20)

The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based childcare services. Background: Through the first competitive preference priority in this competition, the Secretary seeks to encourage applicants to offer parents a variety of childcare options. At a time when many campus facilities are closed across the country in response to the COVID-19 crisis, student parents are in need of a variety of childcare options now more than ever.

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COVID-19/Violence Against Women Assistance to Tribes (Due 9/16/20)

This solicitation allows tribes (and as applicable, tribal designees, tribal organizations, and tribal nonprofit organizations) to submit short, simplified applications for special funding under the OVW Grants to Tribal Governments Program and the Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program. Eligible applicants may apply to both programs covered by this solicitation, regardless of the status of current applications or awards under these programs. Applicants must submit a separate application for each program covered by this solicitation. Funds must be used to meet specific COVID-19 related needs relevant to the purposes of each grant program, not to support entirely new projects.

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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – IHEs (Due 9/30/20)

Congress set aside approximately $3 billion of the $30.75 billion allotted to the Education Stabilization Fund through the CARES Act for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEERF). The Department has used a formula to allocated funds to educational institutions. Institutions have been instructed to upload their required Certificates of Agreement to at their convenience.

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NIH Directors Emergency Transformative Research Awards (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Due 9/30/20)

This funding opportunity announcement solicits applications responsive only to the COVID-19 public health emergency through support of the CARES Act. All other Transformative Research Award applications must be submitted in response to RFA-RM-20-013. The NIH Directors Transformative Research Award Program supports individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original, and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies.

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Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants (Due 10/8/20)

The Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants program (referred to as Strengthening Community Colleges or SCC) will build the capacity of community colleges to collaborate with employers and the public workforce development system to meet local and regional labor market demand for a skilled workforce. The purpose of this grant is (1) to increase the capacity and responsiveness of community colleges to address the skill development needs of employers and dislocated and unemployed workers, incumbent workers, and new entrants to the workforce; (2) to offer this spectrum of workers and other individuals accelerated career pathways that enable them to gain skills and transition from unemployment to (re)employment quickly; and (3) to address the new challenges associated with the COVID-19 health crisis that necessitate social distancing practices and expanding online and technology-enabled learning and migrating services to a virtual environment.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Community Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Data Sharing Hubs (Due 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.

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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.

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Multi-site COVID-19 Related Clinical Trial Implementation Grant on Aging-Related Topics in at-risk Older Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required) (Due 3/9/21)

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).

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Rapid Investigation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Due 4/24/21)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to provide an expedited funding mechanism for research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The National Institute of Health is issuing this FOA in response to the declared public health emergency issued for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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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) (7/7/21)

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.

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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.

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Pre-Solicitation for 2021 Progress Report - Covid-19's Broadscale Impact on People with Disabilities (Forecasted)

The National Council on Disability (NCD) will seek proposals for a cooperative agreement to develop NCD’s annual progress report which will examine COVID-19’s broadscale impacts on people with disabilities. The research and findings in this report will provide policymakers, including the White House and Congress, and federal agencies, with insight needed to make policy decisions to improve the current and future welfare of people with disabilities in a national emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic. The report will also provide people with disabilities information on federal policy, legislation, and initiatives related to emergency preparedness and response.

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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.

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Coronavirus Grant Opportunity Guide

This summary of funding opportunities contained within the coronavirus relief bill (H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security [CARES] Act) was developed for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and is being shared with Nevada grant stakeholders with the permission of Chairman Anthony Sampson, Sr. in the hopes that it is useful to other organizations as we are all facing significant challenges. This summary includes each potential grant opportunity contained within the bill and the bill's text published by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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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.

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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.

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Local Opportunities

Clark County: Small Business Stabilization Grant (Ongoing)

Clark County 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 Clark County we have developed a business support grant using federal CARES Act Relief Funds.

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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.