As the COVID-19 pandemic continues – including the emergence of the Delta variant – our team sends love and support to folks facing significant hardships, including so many across the LGBTQ South. If you have not yet, we encourage you to get vaccinated, which is the best way to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19.
Today we are opening a new round of COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Program funding to provide support to help folks in Western NC with rent, food, medical expenses and other necessities.
LGBTQ people impacted by COVID-19 who live in Western North Carolina are eligible for this latest grant round and can now apply for an Emergency Assistance Grant (EAG) – just click here. Any LGBTQ person in Western NC experiencing the health and/or financial impacts of the pandemic is eligible to apply for a grant of $250 to assist with needs such as food, rent, prescriptions. Please note: 2020 and 2021 recipients of Emergency Assistance Grants living in WNC ARE eligible to apply again in this round.
Since March 2020 we’ve opened up more than $394,000 in rapid response funding, including a round that we are opening today, which is made possible due to support from the Community Foundation of Western NC.
Our team has worked with the CSE community and partners across the South to ensure that these funds reach the most impacted LGBTQ Southerners, including BIPOC and trans, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming Southerners. Of the grants issued so far, 69% of recipients are BIPOC, and 73% are TGNC.
Please help spread the word about the newly reopened application for these Emergency Assistance Grants – we want to be sure LGBTQ folks across Western NC who are in need know that help is available. Access the application here in English and Spanish.
P.S. Want to support the COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Program? Click here to donate.
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