Applications for COVID-19 community grants being offered through the city are due this week.
The city of Indianapolis announced the COVID Community Recovery Grants earlier this month. They set aside $1 million for community based organizations to address disparities magnified by the pandemic.
The Marion County Public Health Department will hold a virtual office hour Thursday to give groups details about how to apply for funds. Projects should identify need, planned efforts and cost in the applications.
Marion County Public Health Department Director Virginia Caine said the online event is open to anyone.
“Where grant applicants can pop in anytime to ask last minute questions,” Caine said.
The focus of the program is on ways to improve wellness and recovery. Ideas could include mental health access, efforts to tackle vaccine hesitancy or financial recovery programs.
The deadline to apply is Friday, April 30. Projects from organizations that represent diverse groups will be given priority.
A recording of the virtual grant applicant orientation held at the beginning of the month can be found here.
Award decisions are expected to be announced next month.