As COVID-19 cases continue to rise this winter, our country is in a time of significant risk. Health care providers are struggling, and communities are dealing with the economic and psychological impacts of essential public health measures including lockdowns and stay-at-home orders.
During this time, Movement Labs (formerly Resistance Labs), in partnership with the New American Majority Fund at the Democracy Alliance, is opening a request for proposals for COVID Response Texting Grants to progressive organizations seeking to mitigate the impact of COVID via innovative large-scale texting programs. We will be selecting organizations doing this work to receive $10,000 worth of software access and consulting services. Our goal is to leverage our capacity to reduce the harm that this crisis will have on marginalized communities, organize, and help build power over the long-term.
Example projects might include: sharing mask mandate or vaccine effectiveness and safety information, signing essential workers and seniors up for and confirming vaccine appointments, expanding the outreach for a domestic abuse hotline, providing information about food pantry availability to low-income citizens, or creating an anti-eviction SMS response.
Projects selected will meet one or more of the following:
Organizations selected will meet one or more of the following:
Have a project that fits? Please take a few minutes to answer these questions. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with the first batch of grantees expected to be awarded in late January 2021.