COVID-19 Health Equity Grant made available by the Oregon Health Authority

This information is available here on the Oregon Health Authority website. Visit the site to learn more about the application process.

On August 18, 2020 OHA opened grant applications to not-for-profit organizations statewide and Oregon’s nine federally recognized Tribes and the Urban Indian Health Program for grants flowing from legislatively-directed $45 million in federal CARES Act coronavirus relief funds. These grants are intended to address the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Oregon’s tribal communities and communities of color.

The program will provide grants to not for-profit-organizations and tribal communities. These grants can be used to help people address:

  • Health and economic disruptions. Examples of this could include: Providing thermometers, personal protective items, wage relief, child care support, business consulting, and technology needs, to improve access to telehealth and distance learning.
  • Food insecurity and housing. Examples of this could include: Providing food, shelter, transportation, home heating and cooling costs, and outdoor gear for situations of homelessness.
  • Safety and violence prevention. Examples could include: Providing emergency motel vouchers for people experiencing child abuse or domestic violence, culturally and linguistically appropriate services that address domestic violence, and social life skills programs for parents to address stress, depression and the need to take care of their own well-being.

Application due date: August 31st, 2020