COVID-19 Grant Opportunities for Schools

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FEMA Federal Assistance

FEMA Public Assistance is available to state and eligible local, tribal governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in all counties in the State of Oregon. The Public Assistance Program provides Federal financial assistance at a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 emergency. The incident period is from January 20, 2020 and continuing. Eligible applicants include state, local governments, tribal governments, special districts, state agencies and certain private nonprofits (PNP), which are those entities that provide a governmental type service, and have a 501(c), (d) or (e) tax exception status. 

To apply for assistance each potential applicant must complete a Request for Public Assistance (RPA). We also we ask that each applicant complete the inventory sheet (as best you can) with your entities' current costs incurred and/or estimated cost to be incurred as a direct result of activities that fall under category B COVID 19 Response. This inventory will assist the State and FEMA with the preliminary scope of projects and costs incurred by the Applicant.

FEMA is working to rapidly scale up the information, tools and technology necessary to provide assistance to all applicants. Eligibility guidance on what FEMA can fund will be updated on the Public Assistance Policy, Guidance and Factsheets page on and the COVID-19 page.

As guidance is being developed we ask that you submit your Request for Public Assistance (RPA) and relevant forms shown below to start the process.

Application Forms:

Please submit your RPA application by email to Julie Slevin and copy Dan Gwin

Grant Opportunity for COVID-19 Emergency School Nutrition Funding

GENYOUth is providing grants of up to $3,000 per school to supply much-needed resources for meal distribution and delivery efforts to get food to students during COVID-19. From soft-sided coolers, bags and containers for individual servings, to protective gear for food service sanitation and safety, this equipment will help ensure our children continue to receive the nutritious meals they need. Superintendents, Principals, Nutrition Directors and Managers can complete the application available on the GENYOUth website. The funds are awarded on a rolling basis, so apply quickly. 

If you have any questions please contact Crista Hawkins, Senior Director of Youth Wellness at the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council.