COVID-19 Community Support Fund
Marshfield Clinic Health System will distribute up to $400,000 to initiate or sustain efforts focused on addressing community needs associated with the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Maximum per proposal: $10,000 / one award per applicant
Project term: Funds expended by September 30, 2020
Target: Front line non-profit service providers
- In order to assure local coordination, applicants shall confirm in the application process that their proposed project (“Project”) was discussed with the local public health agencies in each county in which the Project may have an effect and/ or with another lead local coordinating COVID-19 response agency.
- A MCHS review committee will be established to review, prioritize and approve funding.
- The Committee will take into account a number of factors when determining which funding applications to approve, including but not limited to, meeting of eligibility standards, the community needs, the speed in which the organization can implement the Project, reach of Project, coordination with local and state public health agencies, alignment with MCHS mission, vision and values.
- In our effort to provide rapid response funding and reduce the burden on local community organizations, only a modest final report will be required.
1. Organization must be a 501c organization. Non-501c organizations may partner with another 501c to apply for funding, with the understanding that the 501 c partner would be solely responsible for submission of the Application, administration of the Project it is was awarded funding, execution of and compliance with the Funding Agreement and repayment of any funding not utilized in accordance with the Funding Agreement.
2. Organization must be up-to-date on current COVID-19 situation. Project submitted for funding must comply with, and if possible compliment, all public health measures adopted or enacted to respond to COVID-19 by federal (e.g., CDC, President, Congress), state (e.g., WI Division of Public Health) and local public health entities (e.g., county or city health boards). MCHS recognizes that measures are continually evolving and the Committee will also consider the ability of the Applicant to adapt the Project to the evolving landscape.
3. Project must be based within the MCHS service area (see map below).
4. Applicants not eligible include, but not limited to:
- Political campaigns, candidates, parties or partisan activities
- Religious organizations whose proposals support theological functions
- Organizations whose mission is not consistent with that of MCHS
- Youth and adult sports leagues
- Labor or fraternal groups
- MCHS competitors
- Funds must be used only for COVID-19 response related projects, and must be used as described in the application unless a modification to the application is approved in writing by MCHS.
- All awarded funds must be fully expended by September 30, 2020, or shall be returned to MCHS, unless MCHS has granted an extension in writing.
- Applicants may not apply for funds for existing services, services that are/or will be covered by other funding sources.
- Any awards granted for a Project that an Awardee has applied for and received non-MCHS funding for shall result in the cancelation of the MCHS funding award, unless MCHS deems it appropriate to continue all or part of such funding.
No funding shall be granted for:
- Non-COVID-19 response related activities
- Expenditures incurred by Awardee prior to the effective date of the Funding Agreement
- Capital campaigns
- Entry fees/pledges
- Funding that solely benefits an individual or individual family