In response to COVID-19, the Oakland County Executive and Board of Commissioners have established the Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund (CRRF) to provide support to individuals and families negatively impacted by the pandemic. The fund will also provide support for community nonprofit organizations that need assistance to safely re-open their organizations under new protocols established by the Centers for Disease Control, the State of Michigan and the Oakland County Health Division.
Through this fund, the Oakland County Executive and Board of Commissioners have made $10 million available to nonprofits in the health and social services sectors, serving residents of Oakland County through a competitive grant award process administered by United Way for Southeastern Michigan.
Please read the following information carefully for details pertaining to funding priorities, eligibility, award types, funding amounts, compliance requirements and grant timeline.
Please submit questions to OaklandCOVIDFund@UnitedWaySEM.org
June 4: Application opens
June 16: Applications due
June 29: Award announcements
Oct. 15: Mid-report due
Dec. 30: Spending period ends
Jan. 30: Final report due
Spending period: March 27 – December 30, 2020. Extensions, including no-cost extensions, will not be considered for this grant program due to strict federal spending period requirements.
Compliance Requirements and Funding Priorities
Funds through this award are being made available to help nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure operational continuity and expansion to meet growing demand for support services throughout the county. Highest order prioritization will be placed on ensuring that supports for basic needs such as food, housing, health care (including both physical and behavioral) and financial assistance are available for Oakland County residents.
Compliance requirements include:
Additional priorities include:
Applicants must meet the following basic eligibility criteria:
Prior to applying, applicants should review the award types and scoring rubric below and choose the award type and funding amount that best fits the organization’s needs and capacity within the award and spending timeframe. There is no mechanism for negotiating alternate award amounts after an application is submitted.
Funds are available for three different types of awards and funding ranges:
Award Type 1: Operational Grant
Funding Range: Up to $50,000
Award Description: Operational grants of up to $50,000 may be awarded to nonprofit organizations that meet basic eligibility criteria, have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that are seeking funds to maintain existing operations despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Award Type 2: Enhanced Operational Grant
Funding Range: Up to $100,000
Award Description: Enhanced operational grants of up to $100,000 may be awarded to nonprofit organizations that meet basic eligibility criteria, have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that are seeking funds to maintain and expand operations to meet growing demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Award Type 3: Community Grant
Funding Range: Up to $500,000
Award Description: Community grants of up to $500,000 may be awarded to nonprofit organizations that meet basic eligibility criteria, have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, have an annual operating budget of at least $5,000,000, recorded in the most recently approved organizational budget, have a large service footprint that reaches clients throughout Oakland County, are providing services to an expanded population to respond to COVID-19, and can demonstrate the ability to deploy the larger amount of funds requested within the spending period.