Texas COVID Relief Fund application opens

 Grants will be available to eligible nonprofits and government agencies. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Grants will be available to eligible nonprofits and government agencies. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Grants will be available to eligible nonprofits and government agencies. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

OneStar Foundation opened the application June 11 for nonprofits and government entities interested in receiving grant funding.

Grants will be available to nonprofits and government agencies who provide services in health, education, child care or community and economic development. These nonprofits and government agencies would also provide services statewide or across counties, OneStar Foundation CEO Chris Bugbee said.

The Austin-based nonprofit teamed up with Gov. Greg Abbott’s office to raise and distribute funds in early May. While OneStar began collecting funds in March, larger funds came in once the partnership with the state was announced in May, Bugbee said. OneStar has since collected $890,000 in funds for grants.

OneStar Foundation continues to accept donations to the Texas COVID Relief Fund and, thanks to the generosity of Texans, has already raised an additional $390,000 on top of the $500,000 in funding previously announced,” Bugbee said.

The application for funds is open until June 25. The recipients will be announced July 22, and the funds distributed will be in the following weeks, Bugbee said.

Grants will be available in amounts ranging from $20,000-$150,000 and will last up to one year.

OneStar is still collecting funds for grants, which will be distributed in future rounds.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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