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Resiliency in action

There's much going on pertinent to COVID-19. Questions and opportunities exist between community members offering service and others who need resources.  Let's continue to connect our community so we can do better, together!

Bilingual Housing Resources Town Hall April 21, 2020

Resiliency in Action: Session 1 School Online

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Boulder County Services

Ayuda Economica para Gente LGBTQ


Debido a la cantidad de solicitudes que hemos recibido para el Programa de Ayuda Económica para gente LGBTQ, estamos suspendiendo las solicitudes hasta que se obtenga financiamiento adicional.

Por favor considere solicitar ayuda con la Fundación Alexander, que proporciona fondos a las comunidades LGBTQ en todo Colorado. 


Enlace: https://form.jotform.com/201135705515143

Si obtenemos más fondos y volvemos a abrir el fondo, lo anunciaremos a través de nuestra página de web, así que comuníquese con nosotros allí: https://www.outboulder.org

 

SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS from PMM: May & June

 Local businesses are the heartbeat of our communities! That is why we (Prairie Mountain Media) are excited to announce our Local Business Grant Program. This program is designed to help our local business community double the impact of their marketing through a matching grant. 


Our Local Marketing Grant Program is another way we are looking to strengthen our communities, one business at a time. 

• All advertising products we offer are eligible for the matching grant, so we can help you address your distinct business objectives. 

• Grants will be issued up to $300,000 in total, ranging from $250 – $10,000 per month per client. 

• Grants will be awarded for the months of May and June. 


TheApplication Process: Please take amoment to complete the application form located on our website: www.PrairieMountainmedia.com/ local-marketing-grant and let us know how we can partner with your business. Within 36 business hours, we will review your application and one of our strategists will reach out with a determination on your application.  (Info from Daily Camera 5/16/2020 ad)

Want to directly help local Hospital workers?

Opportunity to provide daily meals for Longmont United Hospital Centura Health staff.  Food purchased from local business owners!   https://www.coloradogives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=36507&fbclid=IwAR0Cp1m7vq0y7PgLnQnfZzKUJQAECZr8HW2OOZPfDn7eVJMKcWW_mDBM-WQ 


comment- Food for LUH staff during COVID-19 

Preparedness materials

I will be hosting a Resiliency in Action session at end of March on prepping/organizing your Family Action Plan  resources here: will be referred to during online session

 https://www.ready.gov/ 


Stimulus Guide

 Government Stimulus GuideBenefits for individuals (Information provided by Fifth Third Bank 3/28/2020)

What you can do 

Direct payment to tax payers

Tax credits in the form of checks or direct deposit in the amount of:$1,200 per adult and $500 per child to individual filers earning less than $75,000 annually$1,200 per adult and $500 per child to joint filers earning less than $150,000 annuallyLesser amounts will be provided to those individual filers earning more than $75,000 and less than $99,000, and those joint filers earning more than $150,000 and less than $198,000

No action is needed for qualified individuals to receive this benefit.

If you do not have an account with the IRS, you will most likely receive a paper check.  Mortgage lenders and servicers will be allowed to provide up to 180 days of forbearance (payment deferral) on federally-backed loans for customers experiencing hardship related to the COVID-19 emergency.If you are experiencing hardship associated with the coronavirus and need help with your mortgage payments,[you MUST call your mortgage servicer].

Student loan assistance

All payments for federal student loans (Direct and FFELP) are deferred through September 30, 2020. Contact your student loan servicer to discuss eligibility and options.

Contact information for the top three servicers are listed below:

MOHELA: 1-888-866-4352

Navient: 1-800-722-1300

Nelnet: 1-888-486-4722


Unemployment assistance


Expanded unemployment benefits:Eligibility expanded to include self-employed, independent contractors / gig economy workers, nonprofit employees and othersAmount increased by $600 weeklyDuration extended an additional 13 weeks beyond the existing 26-week maximum


Contact your state unemployment office directly. Contact information can be found on the U.S. Department of Labor website (select your state, and then the second link "Apply for Unemployment Benefits")


Retirement savings access assistance

The federal government is waving penalties and making other accommodations for those who need to access retirement savings early.


Benefits for businesses

Enhancements to the SBA program

Expanded SBA benefits to enable more companies to qualify for larger loan amounts at more favorable terms:Paycheck Protection Program established to provide loans to small businesses affected by economic conditions as a result of COVID-19 by increasing the SBA 7(a) loan program maximum to $10 million through December 31, 2020.SBA Express program maximum increased to $1 million (from $350,000) through December 31, 2020.


Tax relief

Multiple provisions to provide tax relief to businesses.  Contact your tax advisor to learn more.
 

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