COVID-19 Funding Opportunity for Community-Based Organizations



The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, a regional grantee of the NJ Department of Health, will fund Community Based Organizations (CBOs) including, but not limited to, civic and social organizations, food banks, faith-based organizations, etc. to develop and implement effective health communication and community engagement strategies to respond to the COVID-19 infectious disease needs of the most vulnerable populations throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties in New Jersey.

The funding provided through these mini-grants will be used to complement and enhance, not duplicate, existing COVID-19 related efforts. This work will be prioritized under the NJ Department of Health’s Colette Lamothe-Galette Community Health Worker (CLG-CHW) Institute as it seeks to enhance the COVID-19 related knowledge and work performance of community health workers statewide.


December 22, 2020 RFP release
December 30, 2020 10:00AM Technical Assistance Webinar
January 22, 2021 5:00PM RFP submission deadline
January 29, 2021 Selection notification
February 1, 2021 Project implementation start date
February 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021 Project implementation, progress and expenditure reports
June 30, 2021 Project completion – final invoice and narrative report

Funds Available

Awards will total between $15,000 – $100,000 based on which of the aforementioned activities proposed by each agency are approved. The final award amount is contingent on submission of a detailed and reasonable budget proposal to be approved by the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey and the NJ Department of Health.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants are nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) community-based organizations (tax exempt status documentation must be provided) that serve Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties in New Jersey.  Examples of CBOs include civic and social organizations, faith-based organizations, and other non-traditional partners that have a track record of and the capacity to educate and engage vulnerable communities.

Technical Assistance

For technical assistance regarding this RFP and submission of your application, view this video.  For additional questions, please contact Mayra Ramírez, ELC Program, Regional Manager at using the form below.


Request for Proposals:

Please download the most recent RFP here and follow the instructions to apply.

Download the budget template.

Download slides from 12/30/20 Technical Assistance Meeting.

Technical Assistance and other RFP Inquiries

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