National First Responder COVID-19 Grant Relief Program



The National Police Foundation is pleased to announce the National First Responder COVID-19 Grant Relief Program. This program will allow first responders and survivors of first responders an opportunity to request a grant to reimburse select COVID-19 related expenses, such as mental health and wellness costs (i.e. counseling services, suicide prevention), unanticipated dependent care, disinfecting services, and similar costs. These microgrants may be awarded in an amount up to $1,000.

Applications will be reviewed by the National Police Foundation, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) 9-1-1 Association, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), and the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE). The National Police Foundation will be distributing the grants directly to the recipient.

Unique to this program is its focus on highly impacted first responders and their families, which is addressed by prioritizing families of dual first responders or first responder and “essential worker” families, recently laid off or furloughed first responders, survivors of fallen first responders, or a single parent first responder who has a child or children with special needs. The program focuses on a broad definition of first responders, including law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, emergency communications professionals, correction/detention officers, and analysts who are required to report to work during the pandemic.

We are incredibly honored to have the opportunity to design and administer this program and it is one that we are confident will make a difference for many highly impacted first responders and their families. Together, with the generous contributions from our corporate sponsors, it is our turn to protect the protectors and to help ease some of the financial burdens incurred by many during these challenging times. — Jim Burch, President of the National Police Foundation.

Please be aware that proper documentation for each support type is required. If proper documentation is not submitted, your application will be denied. In order to reapply after you receive a denial, you will have to submit another application.

We ask that this information is not shared via social media channels at this time.

Please direct program specific questions to Mary Kate Murphy, Project Coordinator, at or 202.833.1460 Ext.088.

First responders or family members interested in applying for a grant can review eligibility and apply directly by clicking the button below.


Frequently Asked Questions 

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