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Just Recovery for Racial Equity Initiative

26augAll Day20sepJust Recovery for Racial Equity InitiativeCall for Proposals: Funding to Support a Just Recovery for Racial EquityMultiple Zoom meeting dates

Event Details

Call for Proposals: Funding to Support a Just Recovery for Racial Equity

Funding Purpose

The purpose of the Just Recovery for Racial Equity funding is to provide support for community partners that are working to mobilize communities towards mitigation and recovery from COVID-19, and those working to elevate communities. This can include work that focuses on initiatives such as power building, improving community capacity, and/or promoting resilience. As part of this initiative, a community advisory team (CAT) has been assembled to guide this work, including this funding process.

Funding Information

Grants are available as two different opportunities in each round of funding:

  • Mini-Grants: Applications for less than $5,000
  • Community Grants: Applications for $5,000 or more

Application Submission Deadlines

There are four separate rounds of funding, each with a minimum of $300,000 available. The deadlines for each round are listed below.

  • Fri., September 3 at 11:59 PM
  • Fri., September 17 at 11:59 PM
  • Fri., October 1 at 11:59 PM
  • Fri., October 15 at 11:59 PM

If eligible, applications may also be revised and resubmitted if not funded at first submission. You will be notified if you are eligible for resubmission.

We anticipate funding will be allocated beginning in October of 2021. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Award amounts are flexible; however, groups requesting amounts above $50,000 will need to provide additional detail on their spending plans. Regardless of the date of funding award, all funds provided to organizations must be spent by December 31, 2022. If awarded, various disbursement models are available for accessing funds. See the FAQs for more information about this.

Attend one of the information sessions:

Informational Sessions

Save the following dates for informational sessions regarding these funding opportunities:

Check back soon for details.


Visit this Box folder to review the full Call for Proposals and FAQ document (regularly updated).  You will also find separate folders for the Community Grants and Mini-Grants, which contain applications and templates.

Mini-Grant applicants can fill out this Google Form:

Community Grant applications can be emailed to OR applicants can fill out this Google Form:

Technical Assistance

If you would like technical assistance in completing your application for funds, please fill out this request form:

Ayuda en Español:

Complete este formulario si desea recibir asistencia técnica en su aplicación. Esta es una excelente manera de hacer preguntas sobre su proyecto potencial y aprender más sobre qué proyectos son elegibles para financiamiento. La asistencia técnica incluye una consulta personalizada sobre la solicitud y la respuesta a cualquier pregunta que tengan los solicitantes.


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August 26 (Thursday) - September 20 (Monday)