COVID-19 Resources

WSCAP is committed to the health, safety, and security of all those we serve throughout the current COVID-19 outbreak. We remain committed to serving as the Training and Technical Assistance hub for all Community Action Agencies throughout this crisis and beyond. See below for resources we've collected across the web.

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Aggregated Resources:

The Office of Community Services has released CSBG IM 2020-157 Immediate Guidance on COVID-19 Response. This information memorandum provides emergency guidance for both state CSBG lead agencies and eligible entities providing community support as part of a national effort to address the public health and economic impacts of the coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19.

Racial Equity and Social Justice Tools for COVID-19: list includes information that we hope will help communities and activists as they work to understand and respond to the moment and for the long haul.

The Washington State Coronavirus Response Team has collected these resources from across the web.

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance has developed this COVID-19 Resources page to support people and organizations working in affordable housing and homelessness.

Financial Support, Loans, and Grants:
National Association of Nonprofits list of loans available for nonprofit organizations through the CARES Act

Direct Services and Employment Support for Clients:

Employment Security Callback allows clients to avoid the long wait times and schedule a callback for assistance.

Sick Leave Benefits Information from Employment Security Department on how to access sick leave benefits.

COVID-19 Scenarios and Benefits Available The ESD provides this simplified chart to help demystify access and eligibility of benefits under current law and in an emergency. PDF Warning.

PSE Suspends Disconnections Learn more about bill waivers, payment plans, and energy assistance.

WSDA Hunger Relief Prevention Practices Hunger relief organizations are working diligently to maintain food distributions while implementing preventative steps to reduce the risk of getting and spreading any viral respiratory infections. Access webinars, helpful hints, and additional resources here.

Washington Healthplanfinder Special enrollment period between now and May 8th

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions has developed a list of financial resources for Washington consumers impacted by the Coronavirus.

Support for Businesses and Nonprofits:

Keep America Connected Pledge A compendium of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that are offering free or reduced connectivity service and devices to those impacted by the current public health crisis. Google Sheets Warning.

Prepare. Respond. SERVE Nonprofit technology, policy, and capacity for uncertain times

Business Continuity Plan Template

CAPLAW Coronavirus Resource Page

NCAP Coronavirus Resource Page

“Legal Alert: Recommended Practices for Employers in Response to Coronavirus” from Communities Rise

“A few things to consider for nonprofits and foundations to consider in light of the Coronavirus” by Vu Le on his blog, Nonprofit AF

Washington Nonprofits has organized a series of webinars to help nonprofits respond to the COVID-19 pandemic:

From our partners at 501 Commons: