Funding for COVID-19

AmeriCorps State and National Public Health AmeriCorps Grants

Provides funding to organizations to engage AmeriCorps members to build public health capacity in local communities by serving in state, local, tribal, and territorial public health departments. Aims to meet local public health needs and advance equitable outcomes for underserved communities. Activities may include mental health education and awareness, social service navigation, and crisis response for COVID-19, opioids, suicide, and mental health.

Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2024
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) Replacement and Expansion Opportunity

Provides funds to organizations to engage and manage individuals aged 55 and older to serve as experienced tutors and mentors to children and youth with special or exceptional needs, or children who would benefit from the one-on-one attention. Volunteers serve in various settings, including schools, Head Start programs, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and childcare centers.

Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2024
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Economic Development Assistance Programs (EDAP): Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program (PWEAA)

Supports the planning and implementation of economic development and revitalization projects in areas facing economic disruption and hardship, including rural and American Indian and Alaska Native tribal communities. Helps communities attract investment, create and retain new businesses and jobs, provide job training and education opportunities for dislocated workers, and enhance technology and infrastructure.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants (Traditional DLT) Inactive

Provides funds for telecommunication projects that support distance learning and telemedicine services to increase access to education, training, and healthcare resources for students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents. Emphasizes telecommunication projects that help rural communities foster economic and community development. Works to reduce substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid misuse, in high-risk rural communities through prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and services.

Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2023
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Inactive

Funds for states to develop and implement programs to address the oral health workforce needs in Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), including those in rural communities. Supports new ideas, methods, and/or approaches to increase access to oral health services. Allows states to design programs to address opioid use disorder (OUD) by improving pain management practices, treatments, and recovery support services. Helps states become better prepared for future public health emergencies by evaluating and responding to the impact of COVID-19 on oral health workforce.

Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant Program Inactive

Offers funding to support public transit agencies with developing and implementing demonstration projects that address community transportation challenges related to the COVID-19 crisis. Seeks innovative solutions to help transit agencies operate more efficiently and improve mobility for transit users impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Focuses on creating efficiencies in the following areas: cleaning and disinfecting vehicles, facilities, equipment; measures to mitigate exposure to the virus; contactless payments and other mobility innovations; and efforts to build public confidence in transit services.

Application Deadline: Nov 2, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
AmeriCorps Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Program Inactive

Provides funds to organizations to engage and manage individuals aged 55 and older for service projects implementing evidence-based programs and models to strengthen communities. Focuses on capacity building in 6 focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Prioritizes funding for 9 topics, including access to care for opioid abuse. Seeks to prevent or reduce prescription drug and opioid abuse through health education and increasing healthcare access. Offers seniors a variety of service activities and flexible work commitments, ranging from a few hours to a maximum of forty hours per week.

Application Deadline: Sep 3, 2020
Sponsor: AmeriCorps