On November 23, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the award of $650,000 in grant funds to community-based and faith-based organizations to help prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19 among communities of color in the cities and towns hardest hit by COVID-19. Through a rapid grant making approach and wide dissemination of the request for proposals, 146 applications were received from around the Commonwealth. Twenty organizations will receive grant awards ranging from $10,000 to $50,000, for the grant period ending February 28, 2021. The goal of COVID-19 Community Grants is to reduce COVID-19 infections, morbidity, and mortality among Black, Latinx, and other people of color in the hardest-hit cities in the Commonwealth. COVID-19 Community Grants are intended to engage community- and faith-based organizations in the development and delivery of effective messages and to further support hard-hit communities with education, training, and funding to effectively meet their communities’ specific needs. See a list of grantees here . On November 18, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a $10 million appropriation to community foundations across Massachusetts for immediate COVID-19 relief to be disseminated in their communities. As a part of the Partnership for Recovery, the Community Foundations Grant Program for COVID-19 Relief will support vital services such as food security, housing and utilities support, emergency childcare and transportation, and other unmet needs of the community. Nonprofits are encouraged to reach out to their local community foundation for more information.