Youth-serving organizations from across the state are now able to tap into a new, $20 million fund to help pay for personal protective equipment and other pandemic-related expenses.
Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has launched the Youth Program Resilience Fund. It was designed to help organizations that serve school-age children that face unexpected costs caused by the COVID-19 healthcare crisis.
The YPRF will help cover a range of expenses, such as PPE, materials needed to promote social distancing, and certain, modest, site modifications to improve safety.
“We hope that this fund will help to strengthen and stabilize many of these organizations for the benefit of the youth they serve and also for their parents who need assurance that their youth are well cared for as they return to more normal working conditions when the pandemic restrictions lessen,” said Ted Maple, the endowment’s vice president for education.
Organizations will need to describe their programs and services and explain the additional expenses they have incurred or will incur to reopen or increase their capacity to serve youth.
The deadline to submit applications is August 10. Click here to learn more.
Lilly Endowment says it has awarded since March more than $156 million in funding earmarked for pandemic response.