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Additional COVID-19 Resources

FEMA

Explore the opportunity to do business with FEMA to support the response to COVID-19 with your company’s non-medical goods and/or services.  Submit your inquiry to the Department of Homeland Security’s Procurement Action Innovative Response (PAIR) team at DHSIndustryLiaison@hq.dhs.gov.

To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, please submit a price quote under the COVID-19 PPE and Medical Supplies Request for Quotation.  Full details can be found in the solicitation (Updated Notice ID 70FA2020R00000011).

This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be considered for award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines.  Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov/SAM/.  Registration must be “ACTIVE” at the time of award. 

Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA)

The Council of Development Finance Agencies is a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. According to the association, CDFA is comprised of the nation’s leading and most knowledgeable members of the development finance community representing hundreds of public, private and non-profit development entities. Members are state, county and municipal development finance agencies and authorities that provide or otherwise support economic development financing programs as well as a variety of non-governmental and private organizations including bankers, underwriters, attorneys, financial advisors and other organizations interested in development finance.

Development finance has always been at the forefront of recovering from natural disasters and economic challenges. The CDFA COVID-19 Resource Center is a collection of financing programs and resources to address disaster relief and recovery.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

"We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time," according to facebook.com.

More information on Facebook Small Business Grants Program is available .

James Beard Foundation

The James Beard Foundation is working to bring restaurants, bars, and other independent food and beverage operations economic relief by launching a fund that will gather support from corporate, foundation, and individual donors to provide micro-grants to independent food and beverage businesses in need.

More information on the James Beard Foundation Fund is available .

Go Fund Me

The Small Business Relief Initiative was started by GoFundMe to help small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and empower their communities to rally behind them. GoFundMe has partnered with Yelp and Intuit QuickBooks to provide small business owners with the financial support and resources needed to continue running their businesses during and after the coronavirus crisis.

As part of the Small Business Relief Initiative, GoFundMe, Yelp, and Intuit QuickBooks have each donated $500,000 to the Small Business Relief Fund. GoFundMe.org, the company’s charitable and advocacy arm, started the Small Business Relief Fund to benefit small businesses. Supporters can donate to the Small Business Relief Fund and GoFundMe.org will provide grants to small businesses across the United States, starting with the hardest hit areas. The Small Business Relief Fund will issue $500 matching grants to qualifying businesses that raise at least $500 on GoFundMe. More partners will be announced in relation to this initiative at a later date.

Yelp

Yelp has established $25 million in relief focused to support independent local restaurant and nightlife businesses by waiving advertising fees, offering free advertising, products and services during this period. As part of this relief effort, restaurants and businesses remaining open will receive free access to Yelp page upgrades including Business Highlights and Call To Action as well as Connect, which will help them communicate timely information to their customers. Restaurants will also receive three months of free access to Yelp Reservations and Waitlist. For restaurant clients that offer delivery and/or takeout, Yelp will provide $100 in free search advertising. In addition to waiving advertising fees for independent restaurant and nightlife clients during this period, Yelp also offers support for independent local advertisers in other categories that are struggling to pay their bills during this difficult time. 

More details on the restaurant and nightlife business relief program can be found

WhutsFree

Download the WhutsFree app to advertise to customers a “free offer.”  Customers can search participating businesses in the area and access the free offer right from their phone.   WhutsFree creates and advertises the offer at no charge. Download the app for free or contact kathy@whutsfree.com for more information.

Verizon

Understanding the toll of small businesses closing their doors to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Verizon will donate $2.5 million to Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a national nonprofit that has invested $20 billion to fuel economic opportunity for people and communities across America.

More information is available 

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