Arcora Foundation is gathering up-to-date resources to help community health centers, nonprofits, and businesses in Washington get the assistance they need to stay active during the COVID-19 crisis. If you have any concerns or questions about how COVID-19 is affecting your organization, or have useful resources not found below, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
Application Due Date Extended: August 28. The Provider Relief Funds supports American families, workers, and the heroic healthcare providers in the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak. HHS is distributing $175 billion to hospitals and healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response (Link: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services).
COVID-19 Eastern Washington Community Response & Recovery Fund
A collaboration of funders has pooled resources to provide financial assistance to organizations actively engaged in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Hosted by Innovia Foundation, the COVID-19 Eastern Washington Community Response and Recovery Fund and the COVID-19 North Idaho Community Response and Recovery Fund prioritize flexible funding for organizations addressing the health and economic needs of those most likely to be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, as well as for recovery efforts to ensure community resilience (Link: Innovia Foundation).
Local response Funds
Find and apply for local relief funds in your area. Applications do not contain the same level of requirements as grants—relief funds are looking to financially support community needs as quickly as possible (Link: Philanthropy Northwest).
Tribal Emergency Funding
Guidelines and grant opportunities for Washington State tribal organizations affected the COVID-19 crisis (Link: The American Indian Health Commission (AIHC) for Washington State).
HUD Community Development Block Grant
Congress has appropriated additional dollars to state and local governments specifically for the pandemic response including construction,remodels, and expansions related to COVID-19 patient safety (Link: US Department of Housing and Urban Development).
HUD Emergency Solutions Grant
(Previously “shelter grants.”) These funds for states, counties and local government agencies to support homeless response systems. The additional funds available in response to the pandemic can be used for a variety of purchases such as cleaning supplies, protective equipment, items to enhance hygiene in shelters, new or upgraded furniture, congregate resources, transportation costs, street outreach staff hire additional staff to support infection disease preparedness and coordination of medical care (Link: US Department of Housing and Urban Development).
FEMA Public Assistance program
These funds are available state and local governments, and in certain cases specific categories of non-profits, to be reimbursed for services they provide directly to the public in the wake of this pandemic. Non-profits can apply directly for these funds (Link: FEMA).
CDC – Emergency Response Fund
National funds raised by the CDC Foundation to meet emerging needs identified by CDC to help respond to the public health threat posed by this virus (Link: Center for Disease Control).
nonprofit & Small Business financial Support
- The CARES Act provides for two types of funding available to nonprofit organizations: the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Both are administered by the Small Business Administration but have different rules and eligibility standards. They are loans and a portion of the funding can be forgiven if used for approved purposes (primarily payroll) (Link: Washington Nonprofits).
- Up-to-date financial and informational resources to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak (Link: Washington State Department of Commerce).
- Loans, grants, tax help, and more for businesses and nonprofits in Washington state (Link: Association of Washington Business).
Urgent Dental Care Resources
URGENT DENTAL CARE REFERRALS
If a community member needs assistance finding urgent dental care, the DentistLink referral team can help. DentistLink is working with dental providers in Washington state to compile a list of offices providing urgent dental care. This free referral service is open to those on Apple Health (Medicaid), uninsured, and insured (Link: DentistLink).
Apple Health (Medicaid) Billing & Updates
Latest news from the Washington Health Care Authority on billing, policy, and telehealth (Link: Washington HCA).
Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit
As some states move to reopen, the ADA’s Advisory Task Force for Dental Practice Recovery has developed this free toolkit with interim guidance which recommends measures to take to help protect patients, staff and dentists from COVID-19 as dental practices re-engage in providing the full range of oral health care (Link: American Dental Association).
Oral Health & COVID-19 Resources
Materials and guidelines on oral health, COVID-19, and dental emergencies, with information for both oral providers and patients (Link: National Network for Oral Health Access; Link: American Dental Association).
CDC – COVID-19 & Dental Settings
Up-to-date, interim infection prevention and control guidance for dental settings during the COVID-19 response (Link: Center for Disease Control & Prevention).
Federal and State Resources
Washington State Coronavirus Response
Latest guidelines, statistics, and statewide resources for Washington state residents during the COVID-19 crisis (Link: Washington State Joint Information Center).
Washington state Essential Business List
List of what qualifies as an “essential business” in Washington state (Link: Washington State Coronavirus Response).
National School-Based Health Center Resources
The School-Based Health Alliance is closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on school-based health centers (SBHCs) across the nation. As this situation is rapidly evolving, they advise SBHCs to seek up to date operational and communications guidance from their sponsoring agency, school district and local public health authorities (Link: School-Based Health Alliance).
national COVID-19 Business Response
Submit how your business is responding to the COVID-19 crisis for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s government records (Link: U.S. Chamber of Commerce).
National Community Health Center FAQs
Resources and current national news for community health centers (Link: Health Resources & Services Administration, Health Center Program).