COVID Community Recovery Grant Program


The City of Indianapolis and the Marion County Public Health Department, in partnership with Resolve to Save Lives, are inviting organizations serving minority communities to apply by April 30, 2021 to receive funding for projects that promote the wellness and recovery of racial and ethnic groups impacted by COVID-19. A total of $1 million will be awarded.


Orientations for potential applicants will be conducted online in English on Wednesday, April 7 at 10am and Thursday, April 8, at 6pm, and in Spanish on Wednesday, April 7, at 6pm click here to sign up.  

Examples of projects that can receive funding include education about COVID-19 and vaccines, wraparound services to help neighbors practice safety measures to protect one another from the virus, and outreach activities to share or gather information about community needs. A project that helps residents in their recovery from the pandemic may also receive funding. The average grant award will be $25,000, but mini-grants as low as $2,500 will also be available for smaller projects.


Applicant organizations must operate in Marion County, Indiana, and serve racial and ethnic groups that have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, including members of Black, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and Native American communities. Priority shall be given to applications submitted by community-based organizations which are representative of the population to be served by the project. An applicant shall be deemed to be such an organization if the organization serves groups that have not traditionally been served in disease response measures. Applications can be submitted via this form:

Applications can also be emailed to or mailed to:

Marion County Public Health Department – Room 644

3838 N. Rural St.

Indianapolis, IN 46205


Written applications should be no longer than 2 pages and answer the following questions:

1. What is the COVID-19-related need in the community? Include any supporting data, if possible.
2. What is your organization’s ability to address that need?
3. What is the goal of your project? For example – increasing vaccine uptake
4. What are the steps to accomplish this goal, and a timeline?
5. How will you measure progress toward this goal? For example – the number of people reached.
6. What will the money be used for?
7. Does your organization operate as a 501c(3)?


Background data and information regarding the impact of COVID-19 in Marion County and current vaccination rates can be viewed here: click here


Funding announcements will be made on May 14.

Questions? Call the Marion County Public Health Department call center at 317-221-2305 or email us at

Para información en español oprima aquí.