Con Alma Health Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Project awards grants to address the health and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Mexico’s populations and communities, particularly for those disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Application Period

Con Alma Health Foundation has received many applications and has been processing grant awards that reflect the high need and urgency for emergency relief resources by communities across New Mexico. As a result, the Foundation has adjusted its initial timeline and will be closing access to the application under this grant opportunity on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 5pm.

Opened: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Closes: Friday, July 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Project Open Grant Cycle GUIDELINES

Con Alma was awarded a $1 million dollar grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) towards short-term relief to provide humanitarian aid to help some of the families and communities feeling the greatest strain under the COVID-19 health emergency in New Mexico.

The grant is part of RWJF’s effort to provide $50 million to several national and community organizations across the nation to help address immediate needs such as food, housing, and income assistance for some of the nation’s most stressed communities including (lower-income workers, frontline and other essential workers including those without basic benefits, communities of color, immigrants, indigenous communities, and people with disabilities).

We are partnering with the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership at the Santa Fe Community Foundation to assist with the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Project’s implementation. The New Mexico Health Equity Partnership engages a statewide network to advance health equity in New Mexico.

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Project Focus

Funding made available through this grant opportunity will focus primarily on alleviating immediate basic needs while also looking at efforts that emphasize an inclusive and equitable recovery will engage in a three-prong approach that includes:

Primary focus

    • distribute or assist in the distribution of basic needs resources or services to individuals and families in New Mexico most impacted by COVID-19

Secondary focus – whenever possible

    • coordinate/collaborate with others working on COVID-19 to leverage resources reduce/eliminate duplication of efforts/services, and identify and focus on gaps; and,
    • support efforts towards an equitable recovery

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Project Open Grant Cycle GUIDELINES

Access to 2020 Applications

Applicants with previous submissions to Con Alma or to NNMHGG, and who do not have an active SmartSimple account must email to receive link to your organization’s portal

Applicants who are new to Con Alma or to the Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group register at SmartSimple

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