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:

• Ben D. Johnson Educational Center, in Natchitoches, for its Legacy Café Share-A-Meal program

• Central Louisiana AIDS Support Services, in Alexandria, for its program to help people living with HIV remain safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

• Guiding Light Church of God in Christ, in DeQuincy, for its utility assistance program

• Knock Knock Children’s Museum, in Baton Rouge, for its Knock Knock At Your Door program

• Restoring God’s Glory Ministries, in Eunice, for its COVID-19 relief program

• Total Community Action, in New Orleans, for its food pantry

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.