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

Artist Relief Grant (Due 1/29/21)

The Artist Relief Grant (ARG) from the Nevada Arts Council (NAC) provides financial assistance for artists in Nevada who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The large-scale shutdown that was needed to slow the spread of COVID-19 has continued to put the entire arts sector on hold, effectively disrupting artists’ ability to earn income. Individual artists are the backbone of arts and culture in Nevada, and they need financial help to remain in our communities and contribute to making the state artistically and culturally vibrant. Grants will be one-time emergency relief payments that must be expended by June 30, 2021.

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CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Emergency Grant (Ongoing)

Dunkin Joy in Childhood Foundation presents the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Emergency Grant. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the health or hunger relief space providing essential services to people impacted by COVID-19. 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.

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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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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

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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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).

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US Enhanced Surveillance Network to Assess Burden, Natural History, and Effectiveness of Vaccines to Prevent Enteric and Respiratory Viruses in Children (Due 2/8/21)

The goal of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support a network of US institutions to develop and implement standard research protocols to conduct prospective active surveillance for: a) acute gastroenteritis (AGE) due to norovirus, rotavirus and other enteric viruses; b) acute respiratory illnesses (ARI) due to respiratory viruses including, but not limited to, influenza, RSV, parainfluenza viruses, human metapneumovirus, rhinoviruses, enteroviruses (including EV-D68), adenoviruses, and coronaviruses (including SARS-CoV-2); and c) acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) syndrome and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) among pediatric patients seeking healthcare at medical institutions. The network should also provide accurate estimates of the effectiveness in this population of influenza, rotavirus, COVID-19 and other vaccines against respiratory or enteric virus-associated illnesses projected to become available during the period of performance (e.g., RSV, norovirus). Participating institutions should identify AGE, ARI, AFM and MIS-C illnesses among pediatric patients seeking healthcare or diagnostic testing for acute illness in inpatient, outpatient and emergency departments. Recipients should enroll patients meeting standard symptom criteria, and confirm viral infection using approved molecular assays. Vaccine effectiveness (VE) estimates will be calculated. Estimates of VE, burden of disease, and information on the natural history of disease will be used to: a) inform best practices for diagnosis and treatment protocols; b) inform vaccine recommendations; and c) assess public health impact of vaccination and public health programs to prevent viral illness-related healthcare encounters and medical visits among pediatric populations.

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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.

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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.

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Conducting Research to Inform Pandemic Response and Recovery of Emergency-Affected Populations by Determining Public Health Needs, Improving Methods, and Integrating Services to Mitigate Morbidity and Mortality (Due 2/18/21)

The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity is to understand the needs of emergency-affected and displaced populations by improving epidemiological methods, estimating morbidity and mortality of these populations during COVID-19, as well as understand the specific health sector needs of persons affected by humanitarian /public health emergencies and best practices for improving health outcomes.

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Grant and Per Diem Case Management Program (Due 2/18/21)

The Veteran's Administration (VA) is announcing the availability of renewal funding for the 127 currently operational VA Homeless Providers GPD Program Case Management grants. Current GPD Case Management grantees may submit renewal applications for assistance under the Case Management grant component of VA's Homeless Providers GPD Program. The focus of this NOFA is to encourage applicants to continue supporting case manager positions to provide services to the formerly homeless or at risk for homelessness Veteran populations.

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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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Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR) (Forecast 4/24/21)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 allocated funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to states, localities, territories, tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian health organizations, or health service providers to tribes. CDC announces the availability of funds to achieve the goal of the CARES Act in protecting the American people from the public health impacts of COVID-19. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) supports this work through training and deployment of community health workers (CHWs) and by building and strengthening community resilience to fight COVID-19 through addressing existing health disparities in the population.

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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.

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2020 TIP Office Annual Program Statement to Address the Impacts of COVID-19 (6/30/21)

The 2020 TIP Office Annual Program Statement to Address the Impacts of COVID-19 seeks to combat the rapidly changing impacts of COVID-19 and government measures to counter it on human trafficking.

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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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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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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

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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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COVID-19 Emergency Services Funding (CARES Act) (Ongoing)

Emergency funding opportunity for existing subrecipients. ADSD may also consider new meal programs in underserved areas. Please see the instructions for additional information. Applications will be accepted until funding has been exhausted.

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Local Opportunities

City of North Las Vegas Small Business Stabilization Forgivable Loan Program (Ongoing)

The City of North Las Vegas (CNLV) recognizes the need to support small businesses that are struggling to access capital and keep their doors open in response to COVID-19. Because Prestamos CDFI certified to provide loans to small businesses (and historically prioritizes low-income communities, minority, and women-owned businesses), we are working closely with the City of North Las Vegas in providing COVID relief loan products and providing consultant services to those businesses that qualify.

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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.