In response to COVID-19, Oakland County Executive David Coulter and the Board of Commissioners established the Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund (CRRF) to support individuals and families negatively impacted by the pandemic.
A total of 84 non-profit organizations whose services were severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis will share $9.7 million in grants from the Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund.
Dashboard: Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund
The grants, which ranged from $4,000 to $500,000, will help the organizations restore vital services and programs for Oakland County an estimated 500,000 residents such as food distribution, shelter, health care and financial assistance that were reduced or eliminated because of the pandemic.
All awardees are based in Oakland County or provide services to county residents and are 501(c)(3) organizations. The program was administered in partnership with United Way for Southeastern Michigan.
Funding priorities included:
- Organizations on the frontlines of emergency assistance during the pandemic.
- Organizations that address critical needs or serve a vulnerable population.
- Organizations providing economic support to individuals or families suffering from employment or business interruptions due to coronavirus-related business closures.
- Direct assistance may include utilities, prescriptions, rent, virtual learning, understanding public health orders and safety protocols, financial counseling.
- Organizations that have a long-standing track record in the community.
- Organizations that have not received federal, state, county, foundation or philanthropic support sufficient to continue providing service in the community. There should be no duplicative funding for the same services provided.