BEND, OR -- Last week, United Way in Central Oregon launched a new COVID-19 Response Fund to agencies delivering emergency assistance to Central Oregonians hardest hit by COVID-19. The local United Way has announced it has added 30-thousamnd dollars to the fund. In addition, United Way is now accepting applications for grant funding. Grants are available to nonprofits in Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties and Warm Springs, that provide emergency assistance and essential services to those impacted by COVID-19. The application for the grants for non-profits can be found at the United Way website.