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

AARP Community Challenge Grant (Due 4/14/21)

The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. Applications are accepted for projects to improve public spaces, housing, transportation, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery, diversity and inclusion, and more.

For more information:https://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/community-challenge/info-2021/2021-challenge.html 


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.

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

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


INFRA Grants (Due 3/19/21)

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is seeking applicants for the FY 2021 round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program to fund transportation projects of national and regional significance that result in good-paying jobs, improve safety, apply transformative technology, and explicitly address climate change and racial equity.

For more information:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330964



Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Equity Assistance Centers Assistance Listing Number 84.004D (Due 3/29/21)

The Equity Assistance Centers (EAC) program is authorized under title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000c—2000c–2, 2000c–5, and the implementing regulations in 34 CFR part 270. This program awards grants through cooperative agreements to operate regional EACs that provide technical assistance (including training) at the request of school boards and other responsible governmental agencies in the preparation, adoption, and implementation of plans for the desegregation of public schools--which in this context means plans for equity (including desegregation based on race, national origin, sex, and religion)--and in the development of effective methods of coping with special educational problems occasioned by desegregation. Desegregation assistance, per 34 CFR 270.4, may include, among other activities: (1) dissemination of information regarding effective methods of coping with special educational problems occasioned by desegregation; (2) assistance and advice in coping with these problems; and (3) training designed to improve the ability of teachers, supervisors, counselors, parents, community members, community organizations, and other elementary or secondary school personnel to deal effectively with special educational problems occasioned by desegregation. A project must provide technical assistance in all four of the desegregation assistance areas: race, sex, national origin, and religion desegregation.

For more information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330836


SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Due 4/14/21)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support research grants to address urgent, time-sensitive research questions on the relationships between alcohol consumption and COVID-19 related outcomes and consequences. The principal area of focus is research that can improve public health in the near term by informing responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in view of 1) the impact of alcohol misuse on incidence and severity of COVID-19 disease or 2) the effect of the COVID-19 disease and pandemic-induced restrictions on alcohol use and alcohol use disorder (AUD). Time-sensitive applications for which standard NIH review and funding timelines would compromise either the ability to conduct the research or the value of the knowledge and with the potential to inform responses to the current pandemic will be considered. This RFA uses a three-year R01 mechanism.

For more information:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331341


SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Due 4/14/21)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support research grants to address urgent, time-sensitive research questions on the relationships between alcohol consumption and COVID-19 related outcomes and consequences. The principal area of focus is research that can improve public health in the near term by informing responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in view of 1) the impact of alcohol misuse on incidence and severity of COVID-19 disease or 2) the effect of the COVID-19 disease and pandemic-induced restrictions on alcohol use and alcohol use disorder (AUD). Time-sensitive applications for which standard NIH review and funding timelines would compromise either the ability to conduct the research or the value of the knowledge and with the potential to inform responses to the current pandemic will be considered.

For more information:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331360



SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Due 4/14/21)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support research grants to address urgent, time-sensitive research questions on the relationships between alcohol consumption and COVID-19 related outcomes and consequences. The principal area of focus is research that can improve public health in the near term by informing responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in view of 1) the impact of alcohol misuse on incidence and severity of COVID-19 disease or 2) the effect of the COVID-19 disease and pandemic-induced restrictions on alcohol use and alcohol use disorder (AUD). Time-sensitive applications for which standard NIH review and funding timelines would compromise either the ability to conduct the research or the value of the knowledge and with the potential to inform responses to the current pandemic will be considered.

For more information:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331359


Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) : Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Proprietary Institution Grant Funds for Students Assistance Listing Number 84.425Q (Due 4/15/21)

With this notice, the Secretary is announcing that proprietary institutions of higher education as defined in section 102(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, 20 USC 1002(b), may apply for HEERF grant funds under the new CRRSAA section 314(a)(4) program, Proprietary Institution Grant Funds for Students (CFDA 84.425Q). The estimated available funds for this program is approximately $680 million. Allocations for eligible proprietary institutions of higher education will be calculated on the basis of the formula in section 314(a)(1)(A) through (F). Under section 314(d)(7), awards from the Proprietary Institution Grant Funds for Students program may only be used to provide financial aid grants to students (including students exclusively enrolled in distance education), which may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care. In making such financial aid grants to students, grantees must prioritize grants to students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants.   

For more information:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330892


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.

For more information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330543


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


Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR)- Evaluation and Technical Assistance (ETA); CCR-ETA (Forecast 5/22/21)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 allocated funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 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 three-year opportunity provides funds to conduct a national evaluation of the Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR) program, DP21-2110 and provide training and technical assistance (TA) to CCR recipients. This program has two components: A) conduct a national evaluation of the CCR and B) deliver training and TA to CCR recipients. Applicants may only apply for 1 component.

For more information:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331057


Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program (6/30/21) FORMULA

The FAA will make grants to all airports that are part of the national airport system, including all commercial service airports, all reliever airports, and some public-owned general aviation airports. Applicants must complete an SF-424 form before 6/30/21 to receive funds.

For more information: https://www.faa.gov/airports/crrsaa/


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.

For more information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328674 


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.

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/


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.

For more information: http://adsd.nv.gov/Programs/Grant/Notices_of_Funding_Opportunities/ 


Local Opportunities

NLVCares EASE Fund: Economic Aid Supporting Establishments (Due 3/22/21)

The EASE Fund has been established by the North Las Vegas City Council to help mitigate the impact of Nevada’s COVID “pause” that required certain types of businesses to further limit their in-person operations.

For more information: http://www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com/departments/ldcs/covid-19_relief_programs.php


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.

For more information: https://www.prestamosloans.org/es/nlv-loan-program/


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.