COVID-19 Relief

Open calls for applications will close 3/31/2021

The Central Oregon Health Council is providing emergency funding for COVID-19-related projects of $5,000 or less. There is emergency funding available for both projects that align with the metrics in a workgroup, and some funding available for those that do not. If your project aligns with the metrics of a workgroup, please visit our Mini Grant page, as your project will be subject to those rating criteria. If your project does not align with any workgroup metrics, please keep reading.

We are funding only the following categories of requests:

  • Equipment & practices that reduce the spread of COVID-19 (PPE, air purifiers, vaccination supports, etc.)
  • Urgent Social Determinants of Health programs for families impacted by COVID-19 (childcare support, items for unhoused persons, etc.)

We are unable to fund:

  • Asks to replace fundraising revenue or to support general business operations
  • Business equipment such as laptops
  • Staff time to perform functions not related to COVID

(see more restrictions below in the FAQs)

We have made this secondary funding available because we acknowledge today’s urgent needs exceed the long-term visions and metrics set forth in the RHIP. We plan to live up to our reputation as a transparent, community-driven organization that responds to the needs of the people we serve with agility and inclusion. Please read the FAQs below for important details, and share this with your partners in crisis.

URGENT NEED We encourage you to translate and disseminate COVID-19 related materials in Spanish throughout our regional Latino communities.  Please consider this when planning your project and budget.

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See the scoring matrix for COVID-19-related projects that do not address RHIP metrics.

Funded Project Report (updated October 1, 2020)


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