During this coronavirus pandemic, the NNED wants to ensure that its members are informed about federal financial support programs for individuals and small businesses that may be economically impacted, upcoming events in regards to COVID-19, and the latest articles and studies on COVID-19. These programs have been renewed with additional funding and guidance.
- The Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) – is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. EIDL proceeds can be used to cover a wide array of working capital and normal operating expenses, such as continuation to health care benefits, rent, utilities, and fixed debt payments. This loan will provide economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Apply ASAP as there is a funding cap.
- The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund – is providing providers who bill Medicare fee-for-service in order to provide financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds are allocated proportional to providers’ share of 2018 patient revenue. Applications are currently open for Phase 2 General Distribution funding for Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), dental providers, and certain Medicare providers. Applications are due September 13, 2020.
- Lifeline – is a federal program that helps lower the cost of monthly phone or Internet service for low-income consumers. Lifeline is especially important during the pandemic to help Americans connect to loved ones, telework, search for jobs, and participate in remote learning and telehealth.
- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – is continuously providing support and resources to citizens across America. Stay connected and up to date on the latest guidance and resources provided by the SBA.
- Sept 4 – Student Mental Health During COVID-19: How to Prepare as Schools Reopen
- Sept 10 – Tribal Schools Reopen Amidst COVID-19
- Sept 17 – Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities
Articles and Studies:
- CDC MMWR Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, June 24–30, 2020
- COVID-19 Mental Stress Hits Latinxs More
- Addressing Racial Health Disparities in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Immediate and Long-Term Policy Solutions
- This Might Be Your Most Important Flu Shot Ever
- COVID-19 Questions and Answers: For People Who Use Drugs or Have Substance Use Disorder
- TheMapTruth COVID-19 Social Justice Guide
- COVID-19 Community Response: Emerging Themes Across Sentinel Communities
- Webinar Series on COVID-19 and the Opioid Epidemic by the Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies and Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse
This page will be updated on a regular basis.