Grants for Family Members of Frontline Healthcare Workers Who Died of COVID-19 – Dec 31

Posted by Brave of Heart Fund on July 6, 2021

Brave of Heart Fund® Invites Applications From Family Members of Frontline Healthcare Workers Who Lost Their Lives Due to COVID-19

The Brave of Heart Fund® was established in partnership with the foundations of New York Life and Cigna to provide grants to eligible family members of frontline healthcare workers and healthcare volunteers who lost their lives because of COVID-19.

The grants will provide basic and continuing financial support for common needs, such as funeral costs, medical care, counseling, food, educational expenses of children and other dependents currently in school, mortgage or rent payments, and immediate living expenses, as these family members manage the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and begin to move forward.

Two forms of grants are available. Applicants may be eligible for an initial grant of $15,000 to alleviate the cost of immediate needs related to funeral costs and other essential household expenses. A second grant of up to $60,000 may also be available for continuing needs and longer-term expenses for up to six months, subject to income eligibility and documentation of financial need. This second grant is intended to help defray costs such as housing, utilities, educational expenses of dependents currently in school, childcare, clothing, food, transportation, counseling, and medical expenses. The exact amount of grants will depend on various factors, including, without limitation, the applicant’s demonstration of financial need and availability of funds. The final determination of grant eligibility and amounts will be made by E4E Relief. Grants and grant amounts are not guaranteed and are subject to the availability of funds remaining within the fund.

In addition, through the program, Cigna behavioral health will provide emotional support and services, which are available to anyone facing challenges related to COVID-19 and include advice for coping with stress, fear, and anxiety, living with grief and loss, building resiliency, self-care, and relaxation techniques, as well as finding childcare and financial best practices in uncertain times. Special topics and on-demand webinars are created especially for healthcare workers.

Potential applicants should begin the grant process by verifying eligibility on the Brave of Heart Fund website. This verification portal is available to family members of healthcare workers and healthcare volunteers who lost their lives because of COVID-19 to submit information to verify eligibility to apply for a Brave of Heart Fund grant. Once verified, the eligible family member will be invited to apply directly to E4E Relief for available grants.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Brave of Heart Fund website.

Deadline: December 31, 2021

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