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COVID-19 Rural Response Grant

In recent years, hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes and other natural disasters have devastated communities throughout North Carolina. Since March 2020, North Carolina and our communities have been impacted by a new and unprecedented crisis with COVID-19. As a public institution, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a commitment to partnering with affected communities to provide relief and recovery to those affected.

CCPS manages a Disaster Relief Fund in partnership with UNC Rural to support disaster recovery efforts in North Carolina. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to enable public service efforts by UNC-Chapel Hill students, staff and faculty. For the Request for Proposals (RFP), go to the CCPS application portal. Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis.

The Center encourages members of the Carolina community to think creatively about how you can contribute your resources and expertise to assist in disaster recovery. All projects should be conducted with a community partner and address a stated need of the community. The Center encourages projects that have an academic connection. Read about a recent disaster recovery grant recipient in this spotlight!

Students and student organizations must work with a faculty or staff advisor who will be asked to submit a statement of support during the application process. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis on the 15th of each month. Applicants will be notified within two to three weeks of submission. For questions, email Kate Palmer or call 919-843-6616.

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