Mat-Su Health Foundation is offering coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention and response grants to Mat-Su nonprofit organizations. The grants are designed to support local nonprofits as they address unplanned expenses and/or lost revenue relating to the coronavirus pandemic. Examples of things that may be funded include:
• Support to build and develop pandemic education and prevention strategies for an organization’s staff and clients.
• Assistance in communicating with clients about service/outreach changes due to a heightened risk of exposure to Coronavirus.
• Funding for critical safety-net needs for the clients of nonprofits, including housing, transportation, medical care, childcare, and food security for those affected by disease, quarantine, or school/agency closures.
• Grants for psychosocial supports and mental health services for staff.
• Quarantine supplies for nonprofit residential programs.
• Unexpected work-from-home expenses, which could include establishing collaboration platforms and secure file sharing.
• Prevention-related expenses for items such as sanitizing supplies and equipment, or professional cleaning of common areas.
• Costs for offering services to a nonprofit’s clients in less risky ways to deliver services (for example, bringing pick-up or home-delivered meals rather than serving congregate meals, and offering virtual rather than in-person service delivery).
• Operating expenses associated with Coronavirus, such as lost revenue, continuity planning, or increased labor costs.
Grant funding is not available for the following:
• Reimbursement for any goods or services purchased or provided prior to March 12, 2020.
• Expenses without documentation or invoices.
• Any costs that insurance or state/federal emergency relief funds will cover or reimburse, unless delays will cause critical and/or ongoing program delays.
These special grants may be used to fund projected needs based on estimates or other documentation, and applications will receive expedited handling. Qualified applicants may request a grant of up to $50,000 by filling out a Target Wellness grant application online at healthymatsu.org. Assistance securing a line of credit is also available.