City of Mpls – COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Neighborhood organizations, cultural organizations, nonprofits, businesses, places of worship and faith organizations are invited to apply for grants of up to $15,000 for COVID-19 response activities to take place between May 15, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

Projects can be focused on direct response, support efforts or other byproducts of the pandemic such as food, shelter and health (mental or physical) and safety needs. The intent of the COVID-19 Community Response funds is to support community-led strategies. With that in mind, applicants are encouraged to propose activities that reflect their own expertise, experience, and knowledge and that focus on the specific issues identified within their areas or communities.

To apply, please review the COVID-19 Community Response Fund request for proposals (RFA) for the application and detailed information.

Submit your application by email to by April 24, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Local, regional, or state government entities are not eligible for funding under this RFA.

For more information about the City of Minneapolis’ COVID-19 response, visit