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COVID-19 Federal, Local and Private assistance information.

Federal & Nationwide

Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

  1. Relevant topics: (1) A tax credit of $1200 to most adults or $2400 for married persons. (2) $377 billion loan program for small businesses (up to 500 employees) to help continue making payroll. A portion can be forgiven depending on how many employees the employer retains. ((3) An increase in weekly unemployment benefits and an extension of the time period that a person can receive benefits. (4) Self-employed people and gig economy workers may also qualify to receive benefits.

  2. PDF | Full Analysis

  3. PDF | Division A Summary

Federal Family First Coronavirus Response Act

  1. The law goes into effect April 1, 2020 and will remain in place until December 31, 2020. Relevant topics: (1) Extends and expands the protections of FMLA job-protected leave for certain childcare COVID-19-related absences, including requiring paid FMLA leave benefits. (2) Provides a new paid sick leave entitlement for certain COVID-19 related absences. (3) Provides tax credits to help employers defray the costs of paying these benefits.

  2. PDF | Summary

  3. PDF | Grid view

  4. PDF | Employee Rights poster

Financial Assistance

  1. Facebook | Small Business Grants

  2. Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits.

  3. GoFundMe | Small Business Relief Fund

  4. The Small Business Relief Fund will provide micro-grants to qualifying small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. Goldstar | Donations for Live Entertainment Organizers

  6. Goldstar Mobilizes Platform to Raise Donations for Live Entertainment Organizers in Response to COVID-19 Shutdowns

  7. IRS.govPaid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses

  8. Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave

  9. SBA.govEconomic Injury Disaster Loans

  10. The Small Business Administration has authorized Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million in assistance to help small businesses, private nonprofit organizations of any size, in most states and territories that have been financially impacted as a direct result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) since January 31, 2020.


  1. USA.govWhat is the Federal Government Doing in Response to COVID-19?

  2. DOL.govDepartment of Labor Coronavirus Resources

  3. IRS.govCoronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses

  4. Arts.govCOVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations

  5. Jackson Lewis | Closure Orders by State

New York City

Financial Assistance

  1. NY Community Trust | NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund

  2. To be eligible, an organization must meet the following criteria: 501(c)3 nonprofit organization; Based in New York City; Recipient of New York City and/or New York State government funding; Annual operating budget of up to $20M (excluding government contracts); Track record of robust programming and services for New York residents

  3. NYC.govNYC Employee Retention Grant Program

  4. This program is available to New York City businesses with one to four employees that can demonstrate at least a 25% decrease in revenue as a result of COVID-19. Eligible businesses will receive a grant covering up to 40% of their payroll for two months. Businesses can access up to $27,000.

  5. NYC.govNYC Small Business Continuity Loan Fund Pre-Application

  6. Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible for zero interest loans of up to $75,000 to help retain employees and ensure business continuity. 


  1. NYC.govAssistance & Guidance for Businesses Impacted Due to Novel Coronavirus

New York State

Please check back for information as it becomes available.

Other Regions


  1. Labor.Alabama.govCoronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits


  1. Arkansasedc.comResources for Businesses and Employers


  1. Edd.CA.govResources for Employers


  1. Choosecolorado.comResources for Colorado Businesses and Employees


  1. Portal.CT.govBusiness Resources


  1. Laborfiles.Delaware.govDelaware Division of Unemployment Insurance Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Floridadisaster.bizBusiness Damage Assessment Survey


  1. DPH.Georgia.govCOVID-19: Businesses and Employers


  1. Hawaiicovid19.comHawaii State Department of Health: Information and Resources for Managing COVID-19


  1. Coronavirus.Idaho.govFor Businesses


  1. JDSupra.comRelief Available For Illinois Businesses To Ease Burden Caused By COVID-19


  1. Iowaworkforcedevelopment.govCOVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Employers


  1. DOL.KS.govFile by Spreadsheet for unemployment insurance benefits for affected employees


  1. KCC.KY.govKentucky Career Center


  1. LAworks.netLouisiana Workforce Commission Links for Employers


  1. Maine.govResources for Workers and Businesses on COVID-19


  1. Govstatus.egov.comMaryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Business


  1. Mass.govWorkShare for Employers


  1. Michigan.govCoronavirus Resources for Employees and Employers


  1. Health.state.MN.usBusinesses and Employers: COVID-19


  1. MDES.MS.govResources for Workers and Businesses on COVID-19


  1. Labor.MO.govUnemployment Information for Employers


  1. DLI.MT.govResource Guide for Montana Employers and Employees


  1. Labor.NV.govEmployer and Employee Information on COVID-19

New Hampshire

  1. NH.govCOVID-19 Resources for Business and Workers

New Jersey 

  1. NJ.govNJDOL and the Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Employers & Businesses Should Know

New Mexico 

  1. CABQ.govCOVID-19 Information, Resources, and Tips for Businesses, Organizations and Workers


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