Local Organizations Receive Grants for Special Needs Learning, COVID-19 Relief

Louisiana Healthcare Connections announced that five 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:

·Beloved NOLA, in New Orleans, for the Labyrinth Café and Gathering Space

·Meaningful Autistic Resources for Kids, in Sorrento, for M.A.R.K.’s Special Needs Online Learning Program

·Pre-K – 12 and Beyond, in Tallulah, for Social and Emotional Learning for All

·The Greater St. Luke Baptist Church, in Baton Rouge, for its Congregational Care Hope for the Holidays program

·The Life Changers of Northeast Louisiana, in Monroe, for its COVID-19 Emergency Relief Center

The COVID-19 Recovery Grants Program continues to accept funding proposals from nonprofit, 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.