Covid-19: Additional Resources, Webinars, & Information

WEEKLY SUMMARY & DAILY DIGEST FROM BUSINESS OREGON:

RESOURCES

 

  • Business Adaptation Training hosted by the Mid-Columbia Economic Resiliency Team on May 14 have put together the main training session, as well as links to the sector specific trainings included in the Phase 1 reopening Virtual Business Response links from May 14.
  • The Oregon Office of Emergency Management has released COVID-19 Non-Health Related FAQs covering a wide range of topics, including blood donation, volunteering, guidance on cloth masks and much, much more. Read the FAQs.
  • USDA’s COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide lists Federal Programs That Can Help Rural Communities, Organizations and Residents Impacted by COVID-19
  • Travel Oregon: In an effort to support our partners in a time when up-to-date information is crucial, Travel Oregon has created a toolkit that points to resources from national and state public health organizations to give you all the information you need around COVID-19.
    • Tell Travel Oregon your story – share your immediate needs, as well as any special promotions or inspirational stories happening during this challenging time
  • Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA): Has created a Hospitality Action Center to help drive relief solutions for small businesses and employees.  You can sign up for text updates, too.  Visit www.oregonrla.org for more information on the Hospitality Action Center and how to sign up for text updates.
  • Small Business Administration:  Oregon Counties are listed on the SBA’s Economic Injury Development Loan.  For more information visit www.sba.gov.
  • Oregon Community Foundation: Support for nonprofits impacted by Covid-19
  • Eastern Oregon Workforce Board (​​​serving Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa Counties): Has funding to help area businesses that are at risk of laying off employees due to COVID-19. More information and how to apply at www.eowb.org.
  • Restaurant Employee Relief Fund: Grants will be awarded as soon as possible to those individuals who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria, as reviewed and verified by the NRAEF. Subject to the availability of funds contributed to the Fund, a one-time grant of $500 will be disbursed directly to the applicant following NRAEF’s review and confirmation that their submitted application meets the prescribed guidelines. Awards will be limited to one grant per person. All grant approvals are at the discretion of the NRAEF.  Fore more information and to apply visit https://rerf.us/
  • Oregon Farmers Market Association: Covid 19 Resources
  • Federal Resources for Small Business 4-8-2020
  • SAIF Safety fund
  • SBDC_Business_Crisis_Guide
  • 2020 The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act
  • TEMPORARY LAYOFFS, CLOSURES & UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
  • Small Farms, Local Food
  • Business Survival_English / Business Survival_Spanish
  • Back to Work Business Planner by Maury Forman: “This is a checklist to help businesses in the Post-Pandemic period, the time when business returns to a “new normal” and businesses can catch their collective breath, if even for a moment.” Click Here
  • Cash Flow Worksheet for Nonprofits: Interesting blog on financial leadership Click Here
  • Facebook – is looking to provide grants for small businesses, more info here 
  • Faire: Impact Calculator for Retailers – a straightforward calculator to help you make business predictions amid COVID-19 (no spreadsheets needed!)
  • MusiCares Fund – The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help our peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Sweet Relief Musicians Fund – Sweet Relief provides immediate assistance, with a limited amount of funds available to be used specifically for musicians and music industry workers affected by the Coronavirus.
  • Cerf+ – emergency assistance available to established artists working in a craft discipline that meet eligibility requirements.

WEBINARS:

  • Travel Oregon: Join Travel Oregon CEO, Todd Davidson, along with Alana Hughson, Managing Director of Oregon Destination Association, and Jason Brandt, President & CEO, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association, on Wednesday, April 29 at 1:30pm, for an in-depth discussion to inform the industry of our efforts to address the needs of travelers, partners, stakeholders and residents in a time when up-to-date information is crucial. Takeaways include a look at overall economic outlook, recovery strategies and opportunities that will guide us in preparing for the next phase of this crisis. To register Click Here.
  • American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI): During this difficult time in our industry, AHLEI is offering the opportunity for hospitality professionals to make good use of their time at home to develop skills that can help take your hospitality career to the next level. Now through April 30, you can access complimentary online training. Employees who are currently furloughed or laid off are eligible to apply for AHLEI certifications as long as they were employed as of March 1, 2020. All other certification eligibility requirements are still in place. 

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