• COVID-19 Resource Updates

  • Internet & Financial Assistance

DC East of the River Small Business Microgrant Program

  • The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will make available approximately $800,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding allocated from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to eligible for-profit small businesses.

    Businesses must demonstrate a need for short-term working capital to retain jobs held by low- and moderate-income employees that may be lost due to business closures related to COVID-19. The program will provide support up to $10,000 for short term working capital to fund wages to avoid job loss caused by business closures or reduction in business due to social distancing, rent, utilities, interim operating expenses. ​Applications due Friday, May 29.

  • Website

    https://coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-east-river-small-business-economic-relief-microgrant-program-wards-7-and-8

Internet Access

    • Comcast is providing "internet essentials" to qualifying low-income households for two months free to applicants before May 13, 2020, and then at discounted rates. Read more.
    • Spectrum is offering a "remote education credit" service to students who are without internet. As of Monday, March 16 they are offering free access to internet and WiFi for 60-days for new Pre-K to 12, college student and teacher households who don't have internet or WiFi service.

  • Website

    https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

The Actor's Fund Emergency Financial Assistance

Artist Relief

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

United Way Community Response and Recovery Fund

  • United Way Worldwide's COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund is supporting eligible callers with financial strains and food needs. 

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