COVID Response & Recovery Grant

Please read these prequalification questions before starting your application; please note: this application is for 501(c)(3) health and human service agencies only.

(Jefferson City, MO, June 9, 2020) Responding to the needs of our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be one of United Way of Central Missouri’s highest priorities. Without question, the duration and severity of this crisis is taxing the resources and operations for all health and human service agencies and is demanding an unprecedented, united, sustained and agile response--which is why the United Way of Central Missouri Board of Directors is proud to announce the immediate opportunity for up to $150,000 in total funding through the COVID Response & Recovery Grant.  This grant is made possible due to funding from caring, compassionate individuals, organizations and foundations. 

Grant opportunities are open to any health and human service 501(c)(3) that meets the grant eligibility requirements and serves all or a portion of the United Way of Central Missouri service area; including Camden, Cole, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Phelps and southern Callaway counties.  These one-time grants are intended to address new or existing programs, capacity or operational challenges due to the COVID pandemic. 

To be eligible to apply for grant consideration, agencies must meet specific prequalification questions included in the grant application.  Eligible agencies can apply by selecting the APPLY NOW button at the top of this page. The application deadline is July 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. For questions regarding the online application, contact Theresa Verslues at or 573-636-4100. For general questions regarding eligibility or the grant application process, contact Ann Bax at or 573-636-4100.  



About United Way of Central Missouri
With more than 1,100 volunteers, United Way of Central Missouri and its 28 partner agencies touch more than 90,000 lives in our community, helping people live their best possible lives by fighting for the health, education, financial stability and basic needs of every person in our community. We provide services in nine counties in central Missouri; including Camden, Cole, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Phelps, Osage, and southern Callaway; to create community solutions that improve life for our families, friends, and neighbors. Since our inception in 1925, United Way of Central Missouri has partnered with local businesses and organizations to remain a vibrant resource in our community. For more information about United Way of Central Missouri, please visit Stay tuned by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@unitedwaycemo).