Funding Opportunities for Nonprofits Responding to COVID-19:
Phase II Community Crisis Fund (CLOSED AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2020)
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 II 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.
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)
- Domestic violence intervention
- Child abuse treatment
- Substance abuse/overdose treatment
Workforce Supports for the Unemployed
- Childcare, transportation, and other supportive employment services
- Workforce training
- Employment counseling/placement services
FUNDING AVAILABLE: Up to $50,000
TERM: One-year grant period from January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021.
GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Applicants must be based and serve clients in one of the following Alabama counties: Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, or Walker.
Phase I Community Crisis Fund (closed as of August 1) – Human Needs Assistance Fund and Nonprofit Sustainability Fund Grantees
If your organization received a Phase I Community Crisis Fund grant between March and August 2020 and need to complete the follow-up report, please use the appropriate link below.
For Agencies Receiving an Annual Allocation from United Way:
United Way allocation partners that have canceled or rescheduled fundraising events due to COVID-19 concerns can avoid the blackout restriction for September and request to reschedule the event here. Unless otherwise noted, the fundraising blackout period will remain in effect from October 1 -Thanksgiving of 2020.