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

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

ARP Act Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Innovation Award – COVID-19 Related Data/Technology Innovations (Track Two) (Due 11/26/21)

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 HRSA-22-089: MIECHV Innovation Awards - General Data/Technology Innovations (Track One) and HRSA-22-102: ARP Act MIECHV Innovation Awards - COVID-19 Related Data/Technology Innovations (Track Two). The purpose of these awards is to fund the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovations that leverage data- and technology-driven strategies to enhance home visiting service delivery through in-person and virtual home visits by state and territory Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) recipients. These funding opportunities will support competitive awards to current MIECHV recipients to enhance service delivery through technology and data-driven innovations that improve home visits or virtual visits and to widely disseminate the results of these innovations. This announcement includes instructions for two (2) separate funding opportunities

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Community-Based Workforce to Build COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence (Due 12/10/21)

The purpose of the program is to strengthen vaccine confidence, provide further information and education on the vaccines and improve rates of vaccination across the country. This program will mobilize community outreach workers, which includes community health workers, patient navigators and social support specialists to the most vulnerable and medically underserved communities, including racial and ethnic minority groups. Community outreach workers will educate, and assist individuals in receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. This includes activities such as reaching out directly to community members to educate them about the vaccine, assisting individuals in making a vaccine appointment, providing resources (e.g. convenient vaccine locations, information for individuals impacted by COVID-19 and its long-term health effects), and assisting individuals with transportation or other needs to get to their vaccine appointments. Specifically, the program will aim to build vaccine confidence in order to get people vaccinated in a quick and efficient manner. HRSA will fund applicants that have demonstrated experience and expertise in implementing public health programs across broad geographic areas.

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Funding to Address Dire Need for Family Planning Services (Due 12/14/21)

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office of Population Affairs (OPA) announces the availability of funds under Section 2605 of the American Rescue Plan of 2021 (ARP) (Public Law No. 117-2) for grants under the authority of Section 1001 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. § 300.) The primary focus of OASH is leading America to healthier lives, especially for those who have suffered historic disparities. In support of this vision, OPA promotes health across the reproductive lifespan through innovative, evidence-based sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and family planning programs, services, strategic partnerships, evaluation, and research. Grants funded through this NOFO will help to meet the current and expected increase in demand for Title X family planning services, including emergency contraception and other Title X family planning services for clients both within and outside states where restrictive laws and policies impact reproductive health access (e.g. Texas Law SB8), or in states where there is a lack of or limited Title X support. At present, six states (HI, ME, OR, UT, VT, and WA) have no Title X support and an additional seven states (HI, ME, OR, UT, VT, and WA) have limited Title X capacity.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for effective tools to monitor the emergence and spread of infectious diseases. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications proposing innovative research to inform effective wastewater sampling network designs which allow for early detection and can provide evidence of spread of infection from national to local levels in a form that can be readily used by public health agencies nationwide to address current and future epidemics/pandemics. Wastewater sampling has been widely deployed during the pandemic as a cost-effective, screening-level approach to assess infection levels in the community. In addition to improved analytical detection methods and understanding of pathogen fate and transport in sewer systems, advancing wastewater-based monitoring will require well-designed sampling networks and public health data integration approaches.

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FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Good Jobs Challenge (Due 1/26/22)

Through this American Rescue Plan Act Good Jobs Challenge Notice of Funding Opportunity (ARPA Good Jobs Challenge NOFO), EDA aims to assist communities and regions impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This ARPA Good Jobs Challenge NOFO is designed to help get Americans back to work by developing and strengthening regional systems to develop and execute sectoral partnerships that will lead to well-paying jobs. The goal of regional workforce training systems is to create and implement effective employer-driven training programs that will connect the existing and emerging skills needs of employers with workers and will help workers find and keep quality jobs and advance along their chosen career path.

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FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Notice of Funding Opportunity (Due 1/31/22)

Through this ARPA Tourism NOFO, EDA aims to assist communities and regions in recovery from the coronavirus pandemic’s significant negative impact on the travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation sectors. EDA’s ARPA Tourism NOFO is designed to provide a wide-range of financial assistance to communities and regions to rebuild and strengthen their travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation industry through various infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects.

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Farm and Food Workers Relief Grant Program (Due 2/8/22)

The Farm and Food Workers Relief grant program provides financial support to eligible entities (i.e., State agencies, Tribal entities, and non-profit organizations) to deliver relief in the form of $600 flat-rate payments to eligible farmworkers, meatpacking workers, and grocery store workers who incurred expenses preparing for preventing exposure to, and responding to, the COVID-19 pandemic. This relief is intended to defray costs for reasonable and necessary personal, family, or living expenses such as, but not limited to: costs for personal protective equipment (PPE), expenses associated with quarantines and testing, and dependent care.

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FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Economic Adjustment Assistance Notice of Funding Opportunity (Due 3/31/22)

Through this ARPA EAA NOFO, EDA aims to assist communities and regions impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, including historically underserved communities. EDA’s ARPA EAA NOFO is designed to provide a wide-range of financial assistance to communities and regions as they respond to, and recover from, the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term recovery and resilience to future economic disasters. Under this announcement, EDA solicits applications under the authority of the Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which is flexible and responsive to the economic development needs and priorities of local and regional stakeholders.

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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) (Due 7/15/22)

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, The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 and The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021..

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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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Innovation Grant: COVID-19 and Health Equity (R01) Clinical Trials Optional (Forecasted)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to fund COVID research that will strengthen and advance research in minority health and healthy equity, increase understanding of health disparities, and provide future direction for research that will contribute to regulatory decision making. The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) is interested in research proposals that will contribute to advancing racial and ethnic minority participation in COVID-19/COVID-19 variant clinical trials and contribute to informing the continued evaluation of the safety and efficacy of FDA approved products (therapeutics, diagnostics, and vaccines) and products subject to EUAs/EUA expansion for the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of COVID-19. These research proposals should support evaluation of outcomes by demographic data including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, age, disability and geography. 

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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

Nye County COVID Relief Program (Ongoing)

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260), which contained the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260, Section 2, Division M) provided, in part, funding for strategies to improve testing capabilities and other COVID-19 response purposes in populations at high-risk and underserved, including racial and ethnic minority groups and people living in rural communities. Strategies also include those to develop or identify best practices for states and public health officials to use for contact tracing. To achieve these purposes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is announcing a non-competitive grant CDC-RFA-OT21-2103 titled “National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities.” This grant will provide funding to state, local, US territorial and freely associated state health departments (or their bona fide agents) to address COVID-19-related health disparities and advance health equity by expanding state, local, US territorial and freely associated state health departments capacity and services to prevent and control COVID-19 infection (or transmission).

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.

The RADx-UP CDCC Community Collaboration Mini-Grant Program (Due Dates: August 13, 2021; November 12, 2021)

The RADx-UP CDCC Community Collaboration Mini-Grant Program is open to community serving organizations, faith-based organizations, and tribal nations and organizations to help advance capacity, training, support, and community experience with COVID-19 testing initiatives. 


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The RADx-UP CDCC Rapid Research Pilot Program (Due Dates: August 13, 2021; November 12, 2021)

The RADx-UP CDCC Rapid Research Pilot Program is open to universities and non-profits both within and outside of the RADx-UP network and will support the implementation of novel or emerging testing technologies in communities


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