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Applications Open for Third Round of DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Grants

The DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Fund Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that a third round of DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Grants is now available. This new round will provide emergency grants to organizations up to $5,000. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and, if accepted, processed within five business days of award notification. Organizations can expect to be notified of the grant decision within 3 weeks of submitting the application. Applications and grant guidelines are found on online. Only 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. For questions, please contact Community Foundation Grants Director Tiffany McQueen Lewis at 815-748-5383 or tiffany@dekalbccf.org.

Learn more or apply for a DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Grant >

The COVID-19 Response Grant program was designed to support the rising needs in DeKalb County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for this grant program is made possible by ongoing donations to the DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Fund. Since June 2020, the Fund has distributed over $300,00 in assistance to organizations serving DeKalb County. Thank you to the many generous donors who have contributed.

Learn more or contribute to the DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Fund >

Pictured: DeKalb County Community Gardens representatives distribute food at a mobile food pantry. Support received from DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Grants provide much needed dollars to organizations such as the DCCG in their response to community needs.


  1. Hello, this is a request to be added to your eblast listing for upcoming grants and key deadlines. Please send updates to:

  2. DeKalb County Community Foundation says:

    Hi Emma – We will add you to the monthly e-newsletter to keep you updated on grant opportunities and deadlines. Thanks for asking to be included.

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