The Brave of Heart Fund was established to provide monetary grants to eligible family members of frontline healthcare workers and healthcare volunteers who lose their lives because of COVID-19. The cash grant awards will provide basic and continuing financial support for common needs, such as funeral costs, medical care, counselling, food, educational expenses of children and other dependents currently in school, mortgage or rent payments, and immediate living expenses, as these family members manage the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and begin to move forward.
There are two forms of grants that may be available. You may be eligible for an initial grant of $15,000 to alleviate the cost of immediate needs related to funeral costs and other essential household expenses.
A second grant may also be available for continuing needs and longer-term expenses for up to six months, subject to income eligibility and documentation of financial need. This second grant is intended to help defray expenses such as housing, utilities, educational expenses of dependents currently in school, childcare, clothing, food, transportation, counselling, and medical expenses. These grants may range up to $60,000.
The exact amount of any grant will depend on a variety of factors including, without limitation, the applicant’s demonstration of financial need and availability of funds. The final determination of grant eligibility and amounts will be made by E4E Relief. Grants and grant amounts are not guaranteed and are subject to availability of funds remaining within the Fund.
This verification portal is available to family members of healthcare workers and healthcare volunteers who lost their lives because of COVID-19 to submit information to verify your eligibility to apply for a Brave of Heart Fund grant. Once verified, the eligible family member will be invited to apply directly to E4E Relief for available grants.
Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2021.
Click here to begin the process.