COVID-19: 4/27/20 Financial Resources and Links Update

by | Apr 30, 2020 | Event

Here is April 27th’s update on COVID-19 financial resources and links. Many organizations, including our own, are beginning to move to recovery action plans. However, we will continue to provide assistance links as new resources become available.

Harv Schubothe

 

General

Small Business Revolution: Amanda Brinkman (of Small Business Revolution) and SCORE are offering a free marketing webinar on 4/28. Speaking of Amanda, if you need some inspiration, check out her Small Business Big Heart series. Click Here

 Hospitality Discussion: On Wednesday, April 29 at 1:30 p.m., join Travel Oregon CEO, Todd Davidson, along with Alana Hughson, Managing Director of Oregon Destination Association, and Jason Brandt, President & CEO, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association, for an in-depth discussion to inform the industry of our efforts to address the needs of travelers, partners, stakeholders and residents in a time when up-to-date information is crucial. Takeaways include a look at overall economic outlook, recovery strategies and opportunities that will guide us in preparing for the next phase of this crisis. To register Click Here

Restaurant Re-opening Toolkit: Just got this info from StreetSense – looks a comprehensive toolkit to help restaurants get back on their feet and prepare for relaunching. Click on this link to access the info: Restaurant Re-opening Toolkit

Financial Assistance

  • SAIF created a $10million worker safety fund that will cover expenses to improve safety, health, and welfare of employees that employers incur due to the Coronavirus; must be a policy holder: https://youtu.be/q20LFooJNzg
  • OCF Arts and Culture Recovery Grants Open for Application: The Oregon Community Foundation has opened applications for the Arts & Culture Recovery Grant program. The Oregon Arts and Culture Recovery Program will provide flexible resources from a cohort of participating funders to support the arts and culture community who have been adversely impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19. Heritage is part of culture and OCF looks forward to applications from Oregon’s heritage organizations. If you already submitted an application for an OCF emergency grant earlier on during the COVID-19 crisis, please call and check in with them on how this factors in with your previous application. You can find information on this grant program here: https://oregoncf.org/grants-and-scholarships/grants/oregon-arts-and-culture-recovery-program/?fbclid=IwAR01qowKLflmOF19aFjMTrBGc1OoMvm4iHrjoo6NSMje1QkR3YmKBZ5GJ28
  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): Looks like the Employment Department will be able to launch this around the end of April. PUA is a program that provides unemployment benefits to workers not typically covered by regular unemployment insurance benefits (see attached). This includes the:
  • Self-employed, 1099 contract workers, and gig workers who weren’t already eligible
  • Employees whose wages are not reported for unemployment insurance
  • Employees who have not earned enough wages or worked enough hours for regular unemployment benefits, and
  • People who were going to start work but could not.

 

COVID-19 Resources

State of Oregon – Governor Kate Brown

Health Updates – Oregon Health Authority

Student and Family Resources – Oregon Department of Education

Child Care Resources for Providers and Families – Oregon Early Learning Division

Business Layoffs, Closures and Unemployment Information – Oregon Employment Department

Business Resources and Information – Business Oregon

Oregon’s Small Business Resource Navigator – Business Oregon

Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources – US Small Business Administration (SBA)

Tourism Industry Resources and Updates – Travel Oregon

Restaurant and Lodging Industry Resources – Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

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