Local Organizations Receive COVID-19 Recovery Grants

Louisiana Healthcare Connections announced that six community-based organizations have been awarded funding through the health plan’s COVID-19 Recovery Grants Program.

The COVID-19 Recovery Grants Program awards grants of up to $5,000 each to assist eligible organizations in implementing innovative solutions to address the social service and healthcare needs of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations selected for funding awards include:

·   Avoyelles Council on Aging, in Marksville, La., for its meal program

·   CrescentCare, in New Orleans, La., for its Food for Friends program

·    Family Tree Information, Education & Counseling Center, in Lafayette, La., for its Healthy Start program

·    Iberia Homeless Shelter, in New Iberia, La., for its Iberia Emergency Shelter program

·    The Life of a Single Mom, in Baton Rouge, La., for its COVID-19 Relief Program

·    Union Christian Academy, in Farmerville, La., to purchase Chromebooks for distance learning programs

The COVID-19 Recovery Grants Program continues to accept funding proposals from non-profit, Louisiana-based organizations that serve the Medicaid population. Grant proposals are reviewed weekly. Proposals may be approved, declined, or held for consideration for later funding. Organizations with approved proposals will receive grant funds within 30 days.

Additional information about COVID-19 Recovery Grants Program as well as the formal RFP are available online at www.LouisianaHealthConnect.com/grants. Questions may be directed to CommunityGrants@LouisianaHealthConnect.com.