Grant Opportunities

Funding Opportunities for Nonprofits Responding to COVID-19

Phase IV Community Crisis Fund Grant Opportunity (This opportunity is now closed) 

In response to the ongoing immediate needs within Central Alabama resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) is offering Phase IV of the Community Crisis Fund grant opportunity. Proposals will be required to clearly communicate how funding will meet immediate needs of the community and support the ability of organizations to address specific human needs during the crisis. *Please note: If you are a current CCF grantees, your grant must conclude in December 2021 to be eligible for Phase IV funding.

Applications will be required to indicate one or more of the following areas of immediate need related to the COVID-19 crisis that the project or program will address.

 Basic Needs Assistance

  • Supply of and access to food
  • Utilities, rent and mortgage assistance
  • Emergency medical expenses for the uninsured and underinsured
  • Prescription drug assistance

Mental Health Supports

  • Crisis intervention supports (hotlines and crisis counseling)
  • Counseling
  • Social-emotional and/or mental health supports for school-aged children
  • Domestic violence intervention
  • Child abuse treatment
  • Substance abuse/overdose treatment

Education Supports

  • Childcare support assistance
  • Academic acceleration activities


TERM: One-year grant period from January 1, 2022-December 31, 2022.

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Applicants must be based and serve clients in one of the following Alabama counties: Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, or Walker.

Please read the full Request for Proposals to determine eligibility and download a sample copy of the full application here. Applications will be accepted September 1-October 1, 2021 through UWCA’s online grant system.


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Current Community Crisis Fund Grantees

If your organization is a current Community Crisis Fund grantee and need assistance or have questions, please contact Kadie Peters at To submit your required quarterly reports, click here.