Update on COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant

The COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant, designed to help keep islanders safe, healthy, fed, sheltered and connected, continues to fund a variety of pandemic responses. To date we have distributed nearly $750,000 to local governments and local non-profit organizations, who have leveraged an additional $354,600 in other funding.

One recently funded project is the Masset Soup Kitchen (photos below) who added a delivery service to their busy schedule for those who could not leave their home. Other projects include tech supplies for students at Chief Matthews, a community garden in Masset, meal delivery for seniors and shut-ins in Port Clements, and an initiative to bring local halibut to islanders.

The Emergency Response Grant continues to be open to applications from local non-profits and local governments. No equity is required, and projects can be in progress. We review applications and make decisions within about one week.

For a list of projects funded so far click here

Food prep at the Masset Soup Kitchen