A joint fund that the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation along with the Regional Access Project (RAP) Foundation recently created continues to offer grant opportunities in support of the COVID-19 relief effort in the Coachella Valley.

The priority for the Emergency Collaborative Fund for Nonprofits Serving the High-Risk Population is to provide operating support to community-based organizations serving vulnerable and high-risk populations directly impacted by COVID-19, and to ensure these populations are safely sheltering-in-place. Examples of vulnerable and high-risk populations could include, but are not limited to, the homeless, elderly, special needs, and chronic and long-term illnesses or health conditions/diseases.

Earlier this month, a limited number of one-time grants (up to $10,000) were made to nonprofit organizations that are providing direct services during this time of the COVID-19 outbreak and are serving populations at-risk of elevated exposure, morbidity and mortality due to the virus. Opportunities to apply for a grant remain open to those who will be applying for the first time. (First round applicants are not eligible to reapply.)

The grant time period is for two months, beginning May 1, 2020, with a project end date of June 30. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, with a deadline to apply by 5 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2020. Once funds are approved, every effort will be made to award them in a timely manner.

Reporting requirements will be minimal, with information collected about the numbers served, impact on the community and/or nonprofit operations, along with the receipts on how the funds were epended.

Please access the grant application here.

For additional information please send an email to info@dhcd.org with your questions.

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