BRAZOS VALLEY COVID-19 COMMUNITY RELIEF FUND
During times of uncertainty, the Brazos Valley came together to support each other. COVID-19 was a new test of our collective strength. As social distancing and self-quarantining became part of everyday life, we faced new economic challenges. To support the escalating need, community nonprofits partnered with local governments and businesses to launch a relief fund for Brazos Valley residents and businesses that faced economic uncertainty as the region continued to follow CDC, state and city guidelines designed to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund was managed by United Way of the Brazos Valley, the Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley, the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce, the City of Bryan and the City of College Station.
Funds were distributed throughout the Brazos Valley for:
- Nonprofit Organization Support – offering grants for programs supporting food, rent and utility assistance for those impacted by COVID-19 response
- Small Business Relief – offering small business payroll and rent grants for those whose business has experienced severe interruption due to COVD-19 response
As of June 1, 2020, the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief fund granted a total of $1,181,228 to 12 nonprofits and 114 Small businesses impacted by COVID-19 response containment efforts. Click here to see a full list of Brazos Valley recipients.
Here you will find all press releases regarding the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund.
Community Resources – 2-1-1 Texas
As always, the 2-1-1 Texas Information and Referral Hotline is here answering the call from neighbors in need. 2-1-1 Texas provides information about community resources and connects people to basic needs assistance and other social services, a demand which is likely to increase. You can also search the 2-1-1 Texas database online at 211texas.org. 2-1-1 Texas is not the number to call for emergencies. Dial 2-1-1 to speak with a 2-1-1 Texas Call Specialist.
General Resources – Dial 2-1-1 Option 1
2-1-1 Texas Option 1 offers information on local resources for needs such as food, rent or utility assistance. Simply dial 2-1-1, select your language, then select Option 1.
Health & Human Services – Dial 2-1-1 Option 2
2-1-1 Texas Option 2 offers information state benefits SNAP, Medicaid, Medicare, TANF, etc. programs. Simply dial 2-1-1, select your language, then select Option 2.
COVID-19 Questions – Dial 2-1-1 Option 6
2-1-1 Texas Option 6 is a special hotline for individuals with questions and concerns about COVID-19. Simply dial 2-1-1, select your language, then select Option 6.
2-1-1 Texas Data Dashboards
2-1-1 Texas compiles caller data detailing its call demographics and needs in the Brazos Valley with county-by-county breakdowns for the Brazos Valley. Click below to see 2-1-1 Texas Data Dashboards for the Brazos Valley and its counties. For more information on these reports, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Brazos Valley – March 2020 | April 2020
- Brazos County – March 2020 | April 2020
- Burleson County – March 2020 | April 2020
- Grimes County – March 2020 | April 2020
- Leon County – March 2020 | April 2020
- Madison County – March 2020 | April 2020
- Robertson County – March 2020 | April 2020
- Washington County – March 2020 | April 2020