Volunteer WV
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COVID-19 Mini-Grant Project Ideas


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COVID-19 Mini Grant Project Ideas 
Volunteer West Virginia is happy to announce the availability of Mini-Grants to plan COVID-19 related service projects. Applicants are encouraged to get creative and have fun planning a service project. 

Need help getting started? Here are a few of our favorite project examples!

  • Blessing Boxes - Build and install a Blessing Box in your community filled with nonperishable goods. 
  • PPE & Mask Projects - Create PPE packs and masks for at risk populations.
  • Thank You Notes - Develop a thank you note program to send to hospital staff and first responders.
  • Project Kits - Create volunteer project kits with instructions and supplies to drop-off; Volunteer Projects “In a Box” that can be picked up, dropped off, or mailed. 
  • Food Drive – Partner with a local foodbank and start a food drive in your community. Funds can be used for the marketing and promotion of your project. 
  • Pen Pal Projects – Partner with a local senior center or youth program to start a pen pal project. 
  • Community Kindness – Develop a volunteer project to spread kindness in the community during COVID-19. Applicants are welcome to use the Be Kind COVID-19 campaign and logo.    
  • Virtual Events – Funding can be used to buy supplies for virtual events to engage volunteers and community members. 
  • Or plan your own project! 

Unallowable Expenditures Include
  • Projects that do not adhere to CDC guidelines. Projects must adhere to local and state guidelines for safety.
  • The goal of the grant is to develop new service projects in the community. Funding cannot be used for preexisting projects, general supplies, and salary. 
  • Costs need to be necessary and reasonable for the project. 

How to Apply 
Click here to learn more.

If you have questions about a potiental project please email Dana Bryant. We are happy to help! 
For the fastest response, please do not call the office, we are working remotely due to COVID-19. 

Contact Information

Dana Bryant, Dana.a.Bryant@wv.gov