City of Hood River Covid Response Fund
The City of Hood River is partnering with the Healthy Gorge Initiative and the United Way-Columbia Gorge to manage a fund to support nonprofit organizations that have been negatively impacted by Covid. This fund is separate and distinct from the Community Response Fund which is still open to applications.
To apply for the City Response Fund you will have to complete and submit TWO separate forms*
~ an Application, which can be found here: Application
~ a Budget form which can be found here: Budget Form
*Please note that the application and budget forms are two separate forms. I couldn't figure out how to link them into one, so just fill each one out and submit them both.
~ Must be 501c3
~ Organizations do not need to exclusively serve Hood River (city or county) residents.
~ However, priority will be given to the following:
1) Organizations based in Hood River (city or county) that primarily serve Hood River residents;
2) Organizations not based in Hood River (city or county) that primarily serve Hood River residents;
3) Organizations based in Hood River (city or county) that have a multi-county service area that
includes Hood River residents;
4) Organizations not based in Hood River (city or county) that have a multi-county service area that
includes Hood River residents.
~ Prior or current Community Response Fund grantees are eligible.
CARES Act REQUIREMENTS:
Because this funding flows from the CARES Act, it may only be used to cover costs that
• are necessary expenditures incurred due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19);
• were not accounted for in the budget as of March 27, 2020;
• were, or will be, incurred between March 1, 2020, and December 30, 2020; and
• have not already been covered by other COVID-related federal programs, such as Payroll Protection Program
In addition to typical Program-related expenses (in response to Covid), the following Covid-related expenses
are also available through this fund:
Business expenses caused by required COVID closures, including, but not limited to:
• Utilities (with considerations)
• Covid-related cleaning
Payroll expenses for human services staff and similar employees whose services are
substantially dedicated to mitigating or responding to COVID-19.
Public health expenses such as, but not limited to:
• Expenses for quarantining individuals.
Medical expenses such as:
• Temporary medical facilities to increase COVID treatment capacity, including construction
• Costs of providing COVID-19 testing, including serological testing.
• Emergency medical response expenses, incl. emergency medical transportation,
• Expenses for telemedicine capabilities for COVID-19- related treatment.
~ Payroll or benefits expenses for employees whose work duties are not substantially
dedicated to mitigating or responding to the COVID-19
~ Expenses that have been or will be reimbursed under any federal program.