Community First Fund's: Rapid Response Fund

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October, 2023
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Civic Engagement
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Community First Fund’s Rapid Response Fund will provide rapid response funding to support organizations’ or coalitions’ needs to position themselves or others to respond to infrastructure crises, movement moments, and time sensitive federal funding notices or rulemaking that require rapid mobilization. The Fund has a national scope with specific priority given to geographies that have historically received disproportionate public investment, including the Midwest and the South. Applications will be reviewed bi-monthly (1st Friday and 3rd Friday of each month) and awards will be determined by the CFF team. The Rapid Response Fund is limited to $1,000,000. Grants will be distributed on a rolling basis until the fund is spent down. Awards will range between $10,000 - $100,000 depending on scope and scale of the work funded.