The United Way of Steele County has established a COVID Relief Fund Grant to help support community recovery needs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.


The Grants are intended to help support the recovery and resilience of Steel County's nonprofit sectors. The application process will begin September 7th and go through September 18th. Applicants are eligible for up to $2,000 in funds, however it is asked that you submit the total amount needed in the application process. The following criteria will be considered during the application reviewal process:

Coronavirus Impact: Nonprofit organizations experiencing needs specifically created by the coronavirus
Equity: Special consideration will be given to nonprofits organizations who are serving populations that were already experiencing structural inequities and are currently experiencing disproportionate effects of the coronavirus.
Unmet Needs: Nonprofit organizations which lack access to other resources will be prioritized

Those who are filling out an application will be asked to submit a brief narrative and financial report at the conclusion of the grant. To request a physical copy of the application or to inquire about more information about the grant, you can contact the United Way of Steele County at 1850 Austin Road Ste 103 in Owatonna or call 507-455-1180. To fill out an electronic copy of the application, you can click here to be redirected to the UWSC website.

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