CSE organizers help potential recipients fill out the application for grants – Photo: Campaign for Southern Equality. The Campaign for Southern Equality is now accepting applications for a second round of grants to be offered through its COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Program .
CSE plans to give out an additional $125,000 in grants through the program, which was created as a part of the organization’s Southern Equality Fund, with the intent of providing direct assistance to LGBTQ Southerners struggling with the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will bring the total amount of money offered through the program since March to $200,000.
More than $100,000 of the upcoming grant money will be earmarked for Emergency Assistance Grants, which provide $100 in immediate financial support to LGBTQ Southerners in need. That money is intended to help people buy groceries, cover rent or mortgage payments, purchase prescriptions, cover medical bills, or purchase prevention supplies.
The remainder of the money will support Community Response Grants, which provide up to $500 for community projects dedicated to providing support to the LGBTQ community amid the pandemic, and Frontline Grants to Direct Service Providers, which provide more than $500 to worthy organizations. CSE will determine worthy grantees […]