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LGBTQ Youths and Young Adults Qualify for Special Coronavirus-Related State Grants in Massachusetts

March 21, 2020

A state agency is offering grants totaling at least $10,000 for homosexual, bisexual, and transgender people 25 and younger affected by the coronavirus shutdowns who live in Massachusetts permanently or temporarily.

The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth announced the grants in a document posted to the state’s web site.

One paragraph describes the parameters for individuals:

INDIVIDUAL YOUTH (thru age 25): If you are being personally affected by COVID-19 (like losing work, housing, social support, health services, etc.) you can apply for a grant of up to $500 to share your story with us, so that we can advance change. This could include being interviewed by phone, writing a blog piece, sharing art or photos, or writing posts for Facebook or Twitter. Sharing stories about the experiences of trans/GNC youth and youth of color will be prioritized. You can also apply for up to $500 for a project, like providing LGBTQ youth in your community with needed resources or services.

Another paragraph describes the parameters for organizations:

ORGANIZATIONS: You can apply for any project you have in the works or wish to start that targets LGBTQ youth through age 25 for assistance (for example, virtual health and wellbeing services, supplies, rent assistance, etc). Organizational grants will range from $500-$1500. Projects that serve groups with increased health disparities, including transgender youth and LGBTQ youth of color, will be given special consideration.


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